Research Associate



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Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions, LLC



The Research Associate is responsible for assisting the Research Managers in conducting trials at farms, following company standard operating procedures.



  • Performs work necessary in support of the Research Managers in data collection including weighing, treatment assignment, and feed collections
  • Assist with finding research articles, performing literature reviews, and writing grants
  • Communicates with the farm manager and farm team members
  • Assists with intern visits in helping them to learn swine production and research
  • Participates in Research Team meetings
  • Ensures that projects meet Animal Care requirements
  • Manages alarms or emergencies as they occur
  • Execution of research protocols during weekend as needed
  • Supports the Research Team to continually improve processes and efficiencies, as well as, the company business plan and personal work goals
  • Adheres to the company’s confidentiality protocol
  • Follow farm SOPs and research protocols
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management



  • Requires knowledge of scientific research methods and standards.
  • Prior research experience is highly recommended.
  • Prior experience with pig management and animal husbandry is preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs is required.



  • Bachelor Degree in Animal Science preferred, AND
  • Prior research experience, OR
  • 1-2 years of swine production experience preferred, OR
  • Any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

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

  • Ability to adhere to farm Biosecurity procedures

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