Director of Research and Development

We are looking for a geneticist for a global role for an international organization. The incumbent will lead existing breeding programs and develop new research projects according to the needs of customers all over the world.  The incumbent will become the trendsetter for future quality and features of food, will coordinate and consolidate the activities of research farms located in different regions of the world, manage a division of highly experienced employees on farms and in the headquarters, supervise the documentation and updating of processes and procedures related to the capture of phenotypic data and genetic utilization, large scale data processing and data analysis, be kept abreast in the areas of responsibility by establishing a network of industry and academia contacts, studying literature and attending scientific meetings, provide scientific advice to the technical service department to further enhance and maintain the performance of the birds.  The responsibilities include continuous development and improvement of the breeding stocks to increase rates of genetic gain for all traits under evaluation, support in the development of marketing material that highlight the competitive advantage of the company’s products.

Qualifications include a degree in agriculture or veterinary medicine, PhD in animal breeding/genetics preferred. Applications from candidates with similar degrees will also be considered.  Distinct expertise in the area of animal or crop breeding, experience in bioinformatics data analysis is desirable, strong communication skills, ability to travel internationally up to 25%, Sound knowledge of MS Office.  We are looking for a self-assured individual who is responsible and convincing.

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