ST genetics Genome Research Scientist - Bovine/Swine/Equine in Navasota, Texas
Job Description – Genomic Research Scientist
Reports to: Director of Genetics and Genomics
Location: Navasota, TX
As a Genomic Research Scientist within STgenetics, you will design, manage, and analyze research projects oriented toward the application of genomics and statistical tools to drive genetic improvement and value differentiation of ST genetics.
STgenetics® is the worldwide leader in Sexed Semen and Embryo production. ST is well known around the globe as one of the top sources for assistance in locating and exporting quality semen, embryos, and livestock from the United States. ST through the experience of its staff specializes in helping find quality livestock, semen, and embryos for placement domestically and internationally.
RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES
Statistical analyses of genomic data
Building tools to manage and mine large genomic databases
Develop new innovative research projects in the area of responsibility
Improve methodology for genetic evaluation
Remain current in area of responsibility and establishing a network of industry and academic contacts
EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS
MSc/Ph.D. in animal breeding and/or quantitative genetics
Good knowledge in statistical genomics
Proficiency in the use of, at least, one statistical software package
Good scripting skills (e.g. Shell, R, Python, Perl)
Good understanding of the application of complex statistical models
Good knowledge in bioinformatic tools
Good understanding of utilizing genomics (e.g. SNP, CNV, Haplotypes, Sequence, etc) to make genetic improvement
Experience with analysis of large genomic data sets
Experience working in a Linux/Unix environment
Excellent interpersonal, communication and reporting skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong technical writing and presentation skills
The successful candidate must be willing to relocate near ST’s headquarters in Texas
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