Geneticist in Siloam Springs, AR at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 6/23/2018

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Career Description


The expectations of this position are to develop and implement genomic and quantitative technologies, tools and data to achieve genetic gains and competitive advantage that are in line with business objectives. In addition to this essential function the successful candidate may contribute to areas such as; big-data analyses for genetic evaluations of pedigree and production data, and analyses of high-dimension data from sensor technologies. A further expectation is to interact with external research consultants.


Education and Experience: College Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) or equivalent experience with 8+ years of progressive experience in the field of expertise, or advanced degree (if required) with 6+ years of progressive experience. An emphasis in Statistical Genetics preferred.

Skills: Requires advanced computer programming skills in languages relevant to phenotypic and genotypic data analyses. Experience in some or all of the following will be highly regarded: conducting genetic evaluations, estimation of variance components, Bayesian and non-Bayesian genomic evaluations, imputation, analyses to understand genetic architecture, and machine learning. Exposure to animal breeding is beneficial but is not required.

Travel: 10 - 15% of the time.

Supervisory: No supervisory duties.

Biosecurity: When visiting jobsites/biosecure environments, showering before entering the facilities is required. Appropriate clothing and footwear is provided by the Company. No jewelry may be worn on the jobsites except for medical ID jewelry. Must be willing to sign an agreement to avoid any avian species (chickens,ducks, birds). The Company Animal Welfare Policy must be followed at all times.

Physical: Physical Environment: Must use safe lifting techniques. While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to touch, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk or hear. The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Personal Protective Equipment Required: When visiting facilities is expected to follow the required safety procedures and wear the required personal protective equipment.