Senior Genomics Scientist

Genus plc
Job Location
Madison area, WI

Genus plc is a growing organization with a global focus.  We offer a challenging work environment that encourages a customer-centric approach and focuses on pioneering ideas that makes us the leader in our industry.  We offer a total compensation package that includes competitive salary, bonus opportunity and benefits package.  We are dedicated to invest in developing our employees so they can grow with the company.

If you are interested in playing a key role for one of the most innovative and highly regarded companies in our industry, this is the business for you.

Job Description

The Applied Genomics department at Genus seeks a Senior Genomics Scientist to help us change the future of animal breeding, through strategic and actionable uses of genomic data.  Join a growing team using genomics technologies to reshape breeding strategies and to drive genetic improvement in bovine and porcine genetics.

As a part of the team, the successful candidate will:

  • Provide thought leadership to driving breeding decisions using large genomic datasets
  • Lead the conversion of concepts into executable methods
  • Be able to traverse between theory and practical application
  • Relish the opportunities provided by increasingly large datasets
  • Have the natural inclination and ability to collaborate within and across teams
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative team environment
  • Have an effective communication style - to both technical and lay audiences

The successful candidate will have:

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Genetics or a related Life Science
  • Preferred post-PhD experience of 3+ years
  • Strong understanding of quantitative genetics and genomics
  • Research experience using genome data in populations and/or breeding programs
  • Agricultural industry experience is a positive, but not required
  • Strong track record of intellectual leadership in research projects
  • Experience in HPC environments and/or cloud computing preferred
About Our Organization

Genus plc is a global market leader in porcine, dairy and beef genetic improvements. We are at a transformative stage of our evolution towards becoming a true agricultural biotechnology pioneer.  At the core of this evolution is a world class team driving the application of technology platforms including genomic selection, biosystems engineering and gene editing.

Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

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