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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.