Employer: Trouw Nutrition Canada Inc.
Position: Poultry Modeling Nutrition Research Scientist
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
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.
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.
Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed. Our advanced nutritional solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide. Quality, innovation and sustainability are guiding principles, embedded in the Nutreco culture from research and raw material procurement to products and services for agriculture and aquaculture. Experience across 100 years brings Nutreco a rich heritage of knowledge and experience for building its future.
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