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Director of Animal Genetics

Join a dynamic and innovative team dedicated to reducing animal distress. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Scientific Director to lead our research efforts.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of research programs to improve animal welfare through options like greater access to analgesics, selective breeding, (epi)genetic therapy.

  • Develop and maintain partnerships with academic institutions, industry partners, and other relevant organizations

  • Ensure that all research activities are conducted in accordance with ethical guidelines and regulations, and most importantly help improve them at labs around the world.

  • Publish high-quality research articles in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at conferences and workshops

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments and trends in the field of animal genetics and incorporate these findings into our research and advocacy programs.
     

Expertise:

  • PhD in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, animal science, or a related field

  • Working knowledge of breeding of agricultural species, laboratory animals, and feeder mice

  • In-depth knowledge of selective breeding techniques and experience in their implementation

  • Familiarity with modern recombinant DNA technology and its application in the aforementioned industries

  • Track record of conducting and publishing original research in the field of agriculture and animal science

  • Strong understanding of animal health and nutrition, and their impact on productivity and welfare
     

Work Hours: Full-time, Monday to Friday, with some after-hours and weekend work as required for events and conferences.


Compensation: We offer competitive compensation and benefits, commensurate with experience.


Location: This position is remote. Some domestic and international travel may be required for conferences and scientific sabbaticals in different labs.

 

​We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital, veteran, or disability status.

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