Poultry Modeling Nutrition Research Scientist

Contract types Full Time
Location Guelph, ON
Close date 10.08.2019

Hours: 37.5

Wage: $80,000 - $90,000

Work Location: Guelph, Ontario

Terms of Employment: Permanent / Full-time

Benefits: Eligible for bonuses and salary increases, Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Care, Health Savings Account (HSA), Hospital Coverage, Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP), Company’s Retirement Savings Plan (RPP), STD/LTD

Position Details:

  • Report to Modeling Science Manager in the Trouw Nutrition Innovation R&D division;
  • Develop and support internal mechanistic models which improve the nutrition and productivity of poultry species;
  • Integrate new modelling approaches into existing internal mechanistic models;
  • Participate in modelling efforts to improve mechanistic model accuracy and applicability;
  • Engage with the data science team to develop hybrid mechanistic/machine-learning models;
  • Troubleshoot model problems prior to escalation to programming group;
  • Maintain equations in the modelling environment interacting with a programming team;
  • Maintaining existing nutritional database/calibrations;
  • Present results at internal scientific meetings;
  • Participate in Trouw Nutrition North America Technical Team which support national technical transfer and marketing goals;
  • Forge highly-competitive external R&D collaborations;
  • Maintain and build a network of professional contacts through participation in industry and scientific associations;
  • Conduct experiments on animal growth, heredity and breeding through the collection of data.

Position Requirements:

  • Completed PhD in poultry science, animal nutrition, or a related field;
  • 3 years of appropriate work experience including experience with:
  • Providing technical support to poultry customers
  • Preparing feed formulations
  • Development of models and data inputs to improve model reliability
  • Research experience in quantitative nutrition modeling, preferably with some industry experience;
  • Self-motivated with good organization/planning skills;
  • Ability to build, motivate and participate effectively in research teams;
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, and time management skills;
  • Ability to function as a team player with minimal supervision;
  • A proven track record of excellent oral and technical writing skills in English;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Experience in developing and applying poultry simulation models;
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.

Contract type:
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