Quantitative Genetics and Data Analytics Scientist

Zoetis - Kalamazoo, MI

Role Description:
We are seeking an innovative and highly motivated professional to be part of a team to develop genetic products for animals. The successful candidate should have strong skills in genetics and computer science, modeling, statistics, analytics or math. Experience with analysis of very large data using machine learning and deep learning strategies is highly recommended. Candidate will work in a team environment with other Zoetis scientists, including bioinformaticians, quantitative geneticists, and molecular geneticists supporting the discovery and development of products across the portfolio.

The major duties will include but are not limited to:
Develop innovative approaches to build predictive algorithms using genomics to improve the health and performance of animals using machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, and aligned methodologies.
Provide expertise in managing large data sets from a wide variety of sources. Provide support for annotation and filtering of research data.
Provide leadership for development of our high performance and cloud computing platforms.
Support development of pipelines for routine analysis of standard functions using appropriate programming and data management tools.
Demonstrate willingness to incorporate new knowledge and strategies into projects to create robust and value-based products.

DVM, PhD degree or equivalent practical experience in genetics, computer science, information science, data analytics, statistics or other related fields. Training or experience with machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, or similar analytics is essential.

Preference will be given for candidates with experiences managing multiple sources of complex data to develop hypotheses using current analytic tools. Must have strong programming and data management skills, i.e. Python, C++, SAS, JMP, R, Alteryx, Tableau experience. Experience working with editing and reviewing large data sources that must be filtered and cleaned.

In addition, strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. Candidate should be comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment and exhibit a willingness to learn new skills and incorporate new ideas. There is an expectation that the candidate will be self-motivated and able to work independently

Full time
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