Zoetis, Inc. Genetic Evaluation Manager in Kalamazoo, Michigan

job id-JR00002507 dir="LTR"Responsibilities dir="DEFAULT" dir="LTR"The major duties will include but are not limited to:ulliProvide expertise in the application of statistical analyses and quantitative genetics in genetic evaluation of phenotypes and genotypes, leading to the creation of genomically-enhanced breeding values for economically relevant traits./liliPerform incoming and outgoing data quality control as required, including pedigree, phenotypic, and genetic data./liliSupervise Quality Analyst(s) responsible for incoming/outgoing data QC. Perform routine genetic and genomic evaluations as needed. /liliLead and document investigations into inconsistent results or system anomalies./liliWork with Lab Operations, Customer Services, and IT to identify bottlenecks and ensure smooth and efficient data flow, with timely reporting to customers being a top-priority./liliCollaborate with RD to identify future areas of improvement and development./liliWork with Customer Services and IT on assembling customer reports./liliOccasionally provide training to Zoetis Sales Force and other Key Stakeholders./liliOccasional travel may be required, including but not limited to, customer visits, industry meetings and collaborator visits./liliManagement of team and task management./li/ul dir="LTR"Qualifications SkillsulliMaster’s or PhD degree in Animal Science, Quantitative Genetics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, or similar field is required./liliPractical experience in conducting genetic and genomic evaluations in production settings and 6-8 years of industry experience is strongly preferred./liliStrong understanding of statistical methods and tools used in estimation of breeding values for production, reproduction, health, and other economically relevant traits in livestock species./liliPrior supervisory experience is preferred./liliExcellent programming skills and experience in Fortran90, Perl, C, C++, and Java in a Unix/Linux environment./liliExperience in working with databases and large data sets./liliExperience in using DNA markers for genetic evaluation./liliDeep understanding of US cattle industries including relevant stakeholders (e.g., breed associations, producer groups)./liliStrong verbal and written communication skills./liliAbility to work collaboratively with diverse personalities./liliComfortable in a rapidly changing environment./li/ulZoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, , orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. For more details see online:URL