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Internship: Aquaculture Breeding & Genetics

Job description

This is an internship for students in a Master degree program to gain work experience and to conduct research in a company. You will be working at the R&D department of the business unit Aquaculture which is established in Boxmeer, the Netherlands and in Seattle, USA.

What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

The main task of the student will be to evaluate and estimate genetic parameters and genotype by environment interactions associated with different production environments in rainbow trout. Our trout strains are selected under specific broodstock and production environments. However, grow out environments at customer sites may differ widely. Selecting strains under extremely different environments compared to actual production environments may cause a negative effect on production capacity. Determining the optimal breeding program structure, taking into account optimal performance in the right production environment is therefore essential. The student will be exposed to breeding program procedures including routine data collections and asked to genetically analyse available production and slaughter data for commercial trout production stocks raised under different production environments. The student will spend time in Seattle and Boxmeer: details to be decided. 

Develop skills/knowledge

• Data handling and analysis

• Quantitative genetics

• Aquaculture

• Teamwork

What we offer you

In our world, passionate people are making a difference and helping to produce safe, nutritious food. At Hendrix Genetics you will have the opportunity to develop yourself during the internship. You will be able to apply your education, skills and knowledge to help solve real problems in a constantly evolving, fast paced business environment. We value your collaborative approach, creativity and initiative as part our global team of more than 2800 people working in different locations around the world. You will work with some of the very best and brightest people in their field as we do our part to help feed a hungry planet. 

We offer you a 3-6 month internship starting in March 2017 earliest. The internship can be tailored to the demands of your study program. 

We truly believe in Better Breeding Today. Brighter Life Tomorrow.

If you feel that your personal skills and experience match the job requirements, we look forward to receive your cover letter, together with a Curriculum Vitae via career@hendrix-genetics.com.

The job is located in Seattle, USA with a potential for time in Boxmeer, The Netherlands.   

 If you have questions about this recruitment please contact Kyle Martin by email: kyle.martin@hendrix-genetics.com.

Internship: Aquaculture Breeding & Genetics

Job description

This is an internship for students in a Master degree program to gain work experience and to conduct research in a company. You will be working at the R&D department of the business unit Aquaculture which is established in Boxmeer, the Netherlands and in Seattle, USA.

What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

The main task of the student will be to evaluate and estimate the genetic parameters associated with egg quality and spawn time in commercial rainbow trout strains.  Egg quality and fertilization success can have large impacts on production efficiency and early rearing success.  Understanding the genetic components of fertilization success may lead to improvements via selection.  Likewise, spawn timing can impact production capacity and breeding program structure. The student will be exposed to common breeding program procedures including routine data collections and asked to analyse data related to egg quality and spawn timing.  The position will be located in Seattle and Boxmeer: details to be decided. 

Develop skills/knowledge

• Data handling and analysis

• Quantitative genetics

• Aquaculture

• Teamwork


What we offer you

In our world, passionate people are making a difference and helping to produce safe, nutritious food. At Hendrix Genetics you will have the opportunity to develop yourself during the internship. You will be able to apply your education, skills and knowledge to help solve real problems in a constantly evolving, fast paced business environment. We value your collaborative approach, creativity and initiative as part our global team of more than 2800 people working in different locations around the world. You will work with some of the very best and brightest people in their field as we do our part to help feed a hungry planet. 

We offer you a 3-6 month internship starting in March 2017 earliest. The internship can be tailored to the demands of your study program. 

We truly believe in Better Breeding Today. Brighter Life Tomorrow.

If you feel that your personal skills and experience match the job requirements, we look forward to receive your cover letter, together with a Curriculum Vitae via career@hendrix-genetics.com.

This job is located Seattle, USA with the potential for time in Boxmeer, The Netherlands. 

 If you have questions about this recruitment please contact Kyle Martin by email: kyle.martin@hendrix-genetics.com.

Internship: Animal Breeding & Genetics

Job description

This is an internship for students enrolled in a MSc program who are interested in conducting research in a company environment. You will be working at the Research & Technology centre of Hendrix Genetics which is located in Boxmeer, the Netherlands. 

What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

Unprecedented quantities of genotypic marker data have emerged on our animal species, in particular on swine, layers and turkeys. Adding these data to pedigree and phenotypic traits data has already boosted the accuracy of breeding values of our selection candidates. To our clients the performance of crossbred individuals is key, and our academic partners have developed novel approaches to better capitalize on crossbred performance.  This project will provide us the answer to the following question: How do these novel approaches perform in practice and what is their added value in our breeding programs?

Develop skills/knowledge

  • Quantitative genetics & genomics
  • Large data handling & analysis
  • Crossbred breeding programs
  • Teamwork & communication

What we offer you

In our world, passionate people are making a difference and helping to produce safe, nutritious food. At Hendrix Genetics you will have the opportunity to develop yourself during the internship. You will be able to apply your education, skills and knowledge to help solve real problems in a constantly evolving, fast paced business environment. We value your collaborative approach, creativity and initiative as part our global team of more than 2800 people working in different locations around the world. You will work with some of the very best and brightest people in their field as we do our part to help feed a hungry planet.

We offer you a 3 - 6 months internship starting in January/February 2017. The internship can be tailored to the demands of your study program.

 We truly believe in Better Breeding Today. Brighter Life Tomorrow.

 If you feel that your personal skills and experience match the job requirements, we look forward to receive your cover letter, together with a Curriculum Vitae via career@hendrix-genetics.com.

This job is located in Boxmeer, The Netherlands

 If you have questions about this recruitment please contact Marco Bink, Quantitative Geneticist by email: marco.bink@hendrix-genetics.com

Hatchery Manager

ISA LLC, the US layer distribution company of Hendrix  Genetics, is hiring at its location Pennovo hatchery Ephrata PA

Reports to: Location Manager

Duties:

  • Manages in all aspects of hatchery operation and personnel.
  • Supervise and assign tasks to staff in at the location to ensure efficient production.
  • Maintains inventories of products needed for production of day old Chicks.
  • Manages oversight of incubation processes for the hatchery including familiarizing and learning the operation of 30 P120 single stage setters and 18 P40 hatchers, ventilation systems, and all other systems in the facility.
  • Manages quality control, evaluations of 14 day breakouts, moisture loss of eggs set, and all parameters important in contributing to viability of day old chicks produced.
  • Develop a firm knowledge of poultry diseases and administration and inventory of vaccines for use in day old chicks.
  • Manages implementation of a world class C&D program and biosecurity protocols for the hatchery.
  • Assist in on call weekend checks of the facility 1 or 2 weekends per month.
  • Coordinate communication with staff, flock manager, location manager to ensure quality standards are maintained and operations run efficiently.
  • Implement and assist in development of S.O.P.’s for the hatchery.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.
Requirements:

  • 4 year BS degree with in Animal Science from an accredited University or minimum of 2 years of experience.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods on hard surfaces.
  • Ability to lift, stoop, kneel, walk for prolonged period of time.
  • Ability to work well in a group.
  • Leadership qualities.
  • Desire to excel in your position.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast paced, indoor, environment.
Information:

For more information on this vacancy you can contact: Doug Metzler, Director of Operations, T: +1 717 738 0424.

Application:

You can apply by mailing your résumé together with a covering letter to: Doug Metzler, Director of Operations, E: doug.metzler@hendrix-genetics.com.