R.A. Wylan & Co. Inc.,
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Director of Research - Swine

Location: Columbus, NE
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $1.00 - $1.00
Degree: Master of Science;
Date: 2/14/2018
Job ID: 02550879
Job Description
Work for a cutting-edge, data-driven company helping senior management improve animal health, farm production, and nutrition by gathering and processing information from commercial and research farms and providing recommendations.  This position impacts the company by providing insights into for system-wide changes for better farm production.

Reasons why this position will be enticing to appropriate candidates
  • Cutting-edge research farm to lead
  • Work with data from commercial farms
  • This role takes research info and creates better farms and animals
  • Nearly zero overnight travel
  • If you have the experience, you can become the primary nutritionist and write rations for thousands of pigs
  • With expertise, you will influence ingredient purchasing
  • The company is established and financially stable
  • Excellent benefits package and competitive compensation
  • Report to owner

First Year Priorities
  • Learn the company infrastructure
  • Build internal relationships
  • Learn systems and put data together

Grow in the job
  • Use multiple software programs to evaluate data and present information and recommendations to leadership
  • Become the primary nutritionist
  • Help the company grow

Company Culture
  • Work with integrity
  • Competitive
  • Question to get it right
  • Collegial Atmosphere
  • Passionate about pigs
  • Use data to make decisions
  • Balance Life/Work

To be considered for this role you must 
  • Education must be swine focused.  MS degree at minimum.  Ph.D.preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 6 years of solid research experience
  • Enjoy dealing with data and have strong statistical analysis skills.
  • Able to present data from commercial farms and research farms and create reports for senior management
  • Able to lead the team at a research farm
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Be a team player
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in swine nutrition a plus.