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Research Scientist

Trans Ova Genetics

Sioux Center, IA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Animal, Animal Services, Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, PhD, Research, Stem Cell,

Job Description

This position will develop and establish new technologies to support the cutting-edge research and development program of the company with the guidance and support from the Research and Development Director.

Key Responsibilities:
Identification and development of new advanced technologies for IVF and cloning production systems and genomics.
Develop new methods to make continuous improvements in the production systems.
Design experiments on the proposed research projects in the areas of IVF, cloning and genomics.
Analyzing experimental data collected in the laboratory, prepare short reports for weekly departmental meetings.  
Effectively collaborating with other departments within the company to get appropriate support to complete the research projects.
Co-ordination of project activities and project updates on weekly basis to the department Director.
Write standard operating procedures, project reports and maintain experimental records and laboratory note books of all the R & D group members.
Manage the cryo-inventory records, liquid nitrogen levels, calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment in the Research and Development laboratory according to the ISO standard practiced in Trans Ova Genetics and properly maintain all the records associated with these activities.
Ensure compliance with guidelines set up by the safety committee in the R & D laboratory.
Maintains a professional image reflective of Trans Ova’s industry position.
Follows Trans Ova’s policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:          
Ability to sit for long periods of time behind a microscope in a sterile lab setting.  Ability to work under a laminar flow hood.
Some travel is required.

Other skills/experience:
Previous experience in embryology laboratory and research work is required.
Experience in Bovine IVF and micromanipulation is preferred.
Experience in derivation of stem cells and differentiation is required.
High level of detail orientation
Excellent hand to eye coordination
Good interpersonal and communication skills.


Ph. D degree in animal reproduction or related field with strong background in the following areas:
Artificial reproduction technologies (Ovum pick-up related activities, IVF, somatic cell nuclear transfer, etc.,) in livestock species, preferably in bovine and porcine.
Embryonic stem cells and iPSC establishment, maintenance, freezing in different species.
Application of stem cell technology in the field of livestock production.
Application of recent molecular techniques in livestock production.