CISS Research Manager

 

 

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RESEARCH MANAGER

Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions, LLC

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Research Manager is responsible for leading a team of Research Associates focused on conducting cutting-edge research within commercial research facilities. The Research Manager will also be responsible for performing data analysis, writing protocols and reports, and verifying that research trials are conducted according to company SOP’s and quality standards.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead a team of Research Associates through daily coaching, strong communication, planning, effective delegation, and priority setting.
  • Design and conduct studies that focus on novel ideas, scientific advancement and new products
  • Provide timely updates to research sponsors as needed
  • Ensure facility and research SOP’s are executed properly
  • Write research protocols, analyze data, and complete final research reports as required
  • Ensure equipment and supplies are available for conducting research trials
  • Ensure that projects meet Animal Care requirements
  • Participation in meetings with potential sponsors and advisory boards in a professional manner
  • Manage alarms or emergencies as they occur
  • Continuously improve research processes and efficiencies to improve data quality and reduce cost
  • Attend and lead discussions during research meetings
  • Assist any visiting interns in learning aspects of swine production and conducting trials
  • Perform any work necessary for data collection (weighing, treatment assignment, feed collections, diagnostic sample collection, etc)
  • Adhere to the company’s confidentiality policies
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned by management

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

 

Skills required for this position include:

  • Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Verbal and written communication
  • People and leadership skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Knowledge of pig production
  • Knowledge of research study conduct

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  1. Master’s degree OR
  2. A Bachelor degree in Animal Science or related field  AND
  3. 2-3 years of experience in the Animal Science field

Job skills required

  • Ability to perform in highly interruptive conditions

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work under frequent time pressures

  • Ability to solve complex problems

  • Ability to stand on concrete for extended periods of time

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs repetitively

  • Ability to push, pull, carry items on regular basis

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