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Research Internship

Opportunity

AcuFast is looking for a highly motivated college student who is passionate about agriculture research and thrilled to join us in creating the future of pork production. We have initiated our hiring process to fill our Research Technician Summer Internship- 2024 position for our Saskatoon Research Lab. Successful candidates will be working with innovative thinkers who will provide a well-rounded summer experience with dedicated mentors to provide company business research insights.

This position will include the following responsibilities and day-to-day functions, but is not limited to:

  • Training and performance of specific andrology and genetic lab tasks such as
    • Flow cytometry for sperm QC.
    • Improve the sex sorting process by cytometry.
    • Laparoscopic insemination of sex sorted semen.
    • Surgery embryo collection and embryo culture.
    • Spermiogram and sperm dose quality control.
  • An understanding of AcuFast genetic lines and business structure.
  • Opportunity to interact with leaders within AcuFast.
  • Performing other general duties as assigned.

The successful candidate would ideally possess the following experience and qualifications:

  • Must be authorized to work in Canada,
  • Pursuing a diploma or degree in animal science, biology, veterinary, or any similar related field,
  • Previous research or laboratory experience would be considered an asset,
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills with great attention to detail,
  • Experience with Microsoft Office,
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Self-motivated, team player, and reliable,
  • Shares in AcuFast’s core values.

What we offer:

  • Each Internship is well crafted to provide students of all majors and career goals with quality professional experiences by ensuring 1-1 mentoring and continuous learning,
  • Dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals,
  • A competitive wage will be offered based on the level of relevant studies and experience,
  • Inclusive work environment,
  • Career placement option after summer internship.

About Us

At AcuFast we believe the best way to predict the future is to create it. We combine leading genetic, technology, and commercial measurement programs creating a unique and integrated approach to realized genetic value for swine producers. AcuFast provides transformational genetic solutions that drive progress toward a more efficient and sustainable future for our people, our partners, our pigs, and our planet. We have a team of keen and innovative thinkers. You will love it here.

The deadline for applications is 31st January 2024

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to:

careers@acufastswine.com

Attention: Human Resources with a Subject line: Research Internship - Canada

While we appreciate all applications we receive, only applicants under consideration will be contacted. AcuFast is an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration