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Cattle Research and Development Scientist

   United States |  Full time

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Posting Date :  2021-07-30

Job Identification :  10865

Department  :  Research & Development

The Manager of Cattle Research and Development is responsible for managing and providing strategic direction for all functions of the Vaccine Research Development group at Texas Vet Labs/Bimeda Inc. in the development of USDA approved products.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic input into the company’s vaccine development strategy and priority of projects.
  • Interface with the USDA as needed to support R&D projects.
  • Oversee the development of field trials, protocols and final reports in accordance with current USDA guidelines. 
  • Prepare/Review R&D related documents intended for submission to USDA for accuracy/consistency.
  • Identify and recommend any needed equipment and materials for vaccine development.
  • Work with Commercial team on identifying new product opportunities.
  • Track the progress, costs, and timelines of all projects so that updates can be easily viewed outside of R&D.
  • Evaluate new disease antigens for inclusion into product line.
  • Oversee operation of R&D equipment.
  • Interface with USDA compliance officers during facility inspections as required.
  • Work with Commercial department to provide technical input, and potential writing, of technical information used in the field.
  • Speak at industry events that are science or R&D based where experience and science background would support
  • Interface with customers on a as needed basis to support the vaccine products and the science behind the products

Qualifications:

Education

  • Master’s Degree required, PhD or DVM preferred
  • Working knowledge of laboratory microbiology (including immunology, bacteriology, virology, and molecular biology) as it relates to cattle infectious disease required.
  • Working knowledge of Cattle production operations (Feedlot, Dairy, Ranch/Farm) required.
  • Commercial company background including regulatory and clinical experience related to USDA licensed veterinary biologics preferred.

Technical

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong math and computer skills (including MS Office).
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant USDA industry guidelines.
  • Strong understanding of analytical instruments (how they work, how to maintain/repair them, how to use the software, etc.)
  • Some supervisory training preferred.

Behavioral

  • Highly motivated and able to work under minimal supervision.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Able to work effectively cross-functionally with all other departments, and builds trust through active collaborations.
  • Strong leadership and mentoring abilities.
  • Positive can-do attitude and willingness to be flexible when project priorities change.

Language

  • Good command of the English language.  Fluent in any other languages a plus.

About Us

Bimeda is a leading global manufacturer,  marketer and distributor of animal health products and veterinary pharmaceuticals.  Through ongoing expansion and strategic acquisition,  Bimeda has established markets in more than seventy countries worldwide and has R&D,  manufacturing and distribution capabilities across Europe,  North America,  South America,  Africa,  Asia and Australasia.


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