Production Manager of Research Operations



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The Production Manager of Research Operations is responsible for leading a team of Research Associates focused on conducting cutting-edge research within commercial research facilities. The Production Manager of Research Operations will also be responsible for oversight of day-to-day care of trials and data collection as outlined in sponsor protocols and verifying that research trials are conducted according to company SOP’s and quality standards.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Research Associates through daily coaching, strong communication, planning, effective delegation, and priority setting.
  • Provide timely updates to research sponsors as needed
  • Ensure facility and research SOP’s are executed properly
  • 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


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


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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

  • Willingness to travel daily (overnight travel may be required on occasion)

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