Careers

Current Opportunities

  • Udder Care Specialist
    Reports To:                 Udder Care Specialist-Team Lead Role Title:                   Udder Care Specialist Position Location:     Upper Midwest-Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota Overall Responsibilities: Udder Care Specialist will create and grow relationships and business with key accounts within an assigned area through the support of all Udder Care products and sales channels in the assigned area.  Specific Accountabilities: Supply the necessary resources and provide better solutions for our customers with the goal of securing a long-term relationship.Know and understand how the customers’ business is operated in order to find innovative ways to solve customer concerns that affect udder care related issues.Maintain current customer information in CRM.Understand…
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  • R&D Embryo Technician
    Overall Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Embryologist this position will be responsible for all routine lab procedures including material cleaning and sterilization, equipment calibration and control the stock of supplies needed for IVF. This position will also contribute to the successful completion of semen preparation, in vitro fertilization, and embryo culture and cryopreservation protocols.  In addition, it will be responsible for ovary collection in the slaughterhouse, ovary aspiration and oocyte selection. Specific Accountabilities:             Calibration and maintenance of key lab equipment such as incubators, autoclave, lab hoods, centrifuge, nitrogen tanks and microscopes.Accurately capture and relay all relevant data collection during routine…
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  • R&D Embryologist
    Overall Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Lead Researcher this position will be responsible for all the procedures involved in the bovine in vitro embryo production, including oocyte selection, semen preparation and evaluation, in vitro fertilization, embryo culture and classification and cryopreservation.  This position will aid in the conduction of all the tests necessary for the completion of the R&D and PD projects, results collection and analysis. This position will be expected to coordinate the training of lab techs and lab assistants. Will help the Lead Researcher providing support to all team members and ensuring responsibilities are completed within production timelines. …
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  • Embryo Transfer Specialist
    Summary This position will be responsible for successfully executing the transfer of fresh or cryopreserved embryos into bovine animals in Lubbock, TX. This position will aid in achieving current and forecasted reproduction goals, including maintaining or exceeding current pregnancy and production (live born) rates.  In addition, the position will collect and analyze specific reproductive data, while actively seeking to develop new opportunities for further improvement of procedures. Individual Responsibilities Execute the transfer of bovine IVF embryos into identified cow/heifers.Conduct ultrasound examinations to verify pregnancy, fetal sexes and/or gestational losses.Administer epidural anesthesia.Ensure accurate calibration and assembly of embryo transfer equipment including…
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  • Communications Coordinator
    Overall Responsibilities:              Genus plc is a market leader in porcine, dairy and beef genetics and is uniquely positioned as a global player, with a dedicated, multi-species research and development function and an international distribution network. Food consumption is expected to rise by 60% in the next 20 years. Our challenge is to affordably and sustainably meet that escalating demand while global resources diminish. Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world. We are hiring an experienced Communications Coordinator to help us keep growing and serve the R&D business unit. If you’re dedicated and ambitious, Genus is an excellent…
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  • Reproductive Biology Program Director
    Overall Responsibilities: This is a new role designed to provide strategic vision and scientific leadership to a team focused on advancing reproductive technologies including in-vitro fertilization, embryo transfer and manipulation, embryonic stem cells, and in-vitro breeding techniques. The Reproductive Biology Director will interface with research, regulatory, product development, legal and commercial teams to develop and execute plans for commercial application of advanced reproductive techniques. Specific accountabilities:• Provide global leadership in development of advanced reproductive techniques, shape the direction and core capabilities for reproductive technology program development in support of Genus bovine and porcine businesses• Develop and advance the embryo research…
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  • Scientific Programmer
    Reports To: Head of Scientific Computing Position Location: DeForest, WI Pay Grade: TBD Work Level: 1 Exemption Status: Exempt Overall Responsibilities: We have an exciting opportunity for a highly talented, motivated professional to join our team as a Scientific Programmerlocated in DeForest, Wisconsin.  Join a growing team using next generation technology to improve decision making and accelerate genetic improvement in bovine and porcine genetics. Specific accountabilities:             Develop and maintain multiple large-scale data pipelines, develop tools, pipeline and applications to support acquisition, access and analysis of data.Manage, monitor and submit jobs to the HPC cluster and enhance data collection procedures to…
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  • Associate Scientist
    An exciting opportunity has arisen for Associate Scientist position. Overview The Associate Scientist (ASc) will perform molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry experiments directed towards gene editing for the purpose of improving livestock health by generating new disease resistant alleles in cattle and pigs. The ASc is expected to participate in a team that is collaborative, enthusiastic, and engaging. The candidate must be able to design, implement, and execute experiments in a timely manner. Specific Accountabilities Work with a Trait Development Scientist to establish project goals consistent with gene editing and cell biology and molecular biology method improvements.Execute high quality…
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  • R&D Strategy and Operations Lead
    An exciting opportunity has arisen for R&D Strategy and Operations Lead position. Overview We have an exciting opportunity for a highly talented, motivated professional to join our team as a R&D Strategy & Operations Lead located just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. The R&D Strategy & Operations Lead will help to drive the success of R&D organization by driving strategy, creating synergies across the business units and functions, building consensus among cross-functional teams, influencing decisions making, building productive and positive relationships across the organization at all levels. Key Responsibilities Ensure that the organization is running effectively and efficiently to meet goals…
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  • Livestock Handler – Day Shift
    We have an exciting opportunity for a Livestock Handler to join our team! This position will provide care and maintenance to the bull and mount population and will assist with the treatment of bulls as direct by our Veterinary staff. Additional responsibilities may include bull semen collections, bull movements, feedings, grooming and the upkeep and security of facilities and equipment. This role will aid in achieving current and forecasted production goals and will actively seek opportunities for improvement and professional development. The Livestock Handler will be expected to contribute both individually and as a team member—providing support to all team…
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  • Key Account Manager
    The Key Account Manager creates, manages and grows the relationships and business with large, complex accounts in the targeted segments within the assigned areas. Accountable for the sales relationship, growth, profitability and resource integration within each targeted account. Individual Responsibilities Business Development: Increase market share by developing new and existing accounts into long-term and profitable relationships through a robust sales and discovery process.Interacts and influences at the highest management levels of the customers.Develops customer acquisition and account growth strategies and lead them through execution.Supports the development of the strategic customer initiatives to fulfill customer goals and deliver profit targets.Negotiate, maintain,…
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  • IT Application Developer
    An exciting opportunity has arisen for IT Application Developer position. Overall Responsibilities Developing, maintaining and implementing custom applications for different divisions of the company using modern development tools, techniques, processes, and adhering to industry development standards. Specific accountabilities Executing full lifecycle software developmentTune, maintain and improve existing applications and tools.Working with development team, business analysts, quality assurance analysts and project managers to develop, document and deliver software solutions.The above list is not exhaustive, and the post holder will undertake such other duties as required. Qualifications and experience Proven work experience (3+ years) as a Software DeveloperAbility to develop software in…
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  • Field Assistant (Specimen Processor)
    There is an exciting role open in our Dumas, TX location for a Field Assistant. This position will be responsible for reviewing daily production goals and preparing materials for team members involved in the aspiration of occytes. This position will also be responsible for following standard operating procedures to ensure appropriate processing of occytes prior to incubation. This position is largely focused on filtering follicular fluid, classifying occyte health, and promoting successful embryo development via maturation medium and incubation. Individual Responsibilities • Prepare personal workspace, personal stereo-microscope and incubator to ensure accurate assessment and safe transportation of oocytes. • Receive…
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  • District Business Manager
    An exciting opportunity has arisen on the Beef team for District Business Manager position in Kansas. Develops and leads the implementation of sales and business strategy for the assigned area of responsibility so as to best optimize profitability and market share.Attain District sales and profit goals through effective, geographically-specific marketing and promotional programs.Ensure teams are actively seeking out, developing and managing new business in order to take full advantage of opportunities.Understand all features and capabilities of ABS products and services and be able to communicate them to the customer Maintain current customer information in CRM.Work with technical experts to leverage…
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  • De Novo Assistant Herdsperson
    We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a De Novo Assistant Herdsperson. This is an exclusive opportunity to work with the world’s premier Holstein genetics program. De Novo Genetics is home to many of the industry’s best Holstein females. It is a unique position working with elite Holstein breeder Darin Meyer and ABS Global within De Novo. This position’s primary focus is to support De Novo Genetics initiatives by coordinating daily farm activities related to an elite genetics program. General responsibilities include supporting calf care, donor flow and synchronization, and close work…
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Internships

ABS Global has 2020 summer internship openings for individuals with a desire to gain experience with the industry leader for utilizing biotechnology to pioneer animal genetic improvement. We are looking for self-motivated students with a positive attitude and a passion for learning!

Our response during Covid-19

Our number one priority at this time is the health and safety of our people and those we work with. We are carefully following the guidelines set, to ensure we can continue to deliver our products and services to customers around the world.  Locally, the daily work for many of our staff has been impacted. Our offices have closed and non-essential customer visits have been replaced with virtual interactions. Our farm and production facilities remain fully operational, as our key workers deliver the same high standard of animal health and welfare, 7 days a week.

We pride ourselves on exceeding expectations. Your experience applying for a career opportunity is important to us. During this time, you can expect to get to know us better from a social distance. Interviews will be conducted by phone or video and your offer pack will be emailed to you by our friendly HR team. When starting a new career immediate, we have the means to provide you with what you need to set yourself up remotely. Your manager will make and communicate plans about your induction with plenty of notice, making sure to involve your new team from your first day at work.

We play a vital part in the food supply chain worldwide. To join us at Genus is to play an essential role in producing safe and affordable animal protein to nourish the world.

Why work at ABS?

As part of Genus plc, the world’s foremost animal genetic and biotechnology company, ABS Global helps its global customers introduce – and make the most of – genetic improvement in their herds by increasing profitability and enhancing the supply of animal protein to nourish the world.

We build from world-class Research & Development, harnessing leading-edge techniques and technology to accelerate genetic improvement and deliver a widening range of genetic products, tools, and services for our customers.

Our diverse team ranges from scientists to sales people, and from production personnel to customer service staff. All play important parts in helping our customers profit from genetic progress.

Our Offer

While the specifics of an individual offer will naturally vary from position to position and country to country, we do make several important commitments to every employee. Whatever your role and wherever you work, you can count on:

Career development: You can build the career you want at ABS. We will work with you to understand your aspirations, then help you find the path you want and make the progress you need.

Learning and development: We will discuss and design a personal learning and development plan. From help with professional studies, to on-the-job mentoring and coaching, we will work with you to identify and harness the support you need to thrive.

Talent management: Our program nurtures those who evidence high potential to move through the organization and/or become an expert in their field. It helps them get the opportunities, challenges, and support they need to fulfil that potential.

Performance management: Every employee, at every level of the company, has clear and measurable annual objectives with mid- and full-year progress reviews. These high-quality, in-depth discussions with your manager help gauge progress and clarify aspirations.

Pay and benefits: We offer competitive pay and benefits in every area of the company. Bonus plans are available for many roles with packages tailored to the employment market in each country.

Technology and tools: We are a company that embraces technology so you can count on receiving the tools and support you need to succeed.

Work-life balance: We recognize people have lives outside of work and encourage each of our employees to strike that appropriate balance, while supporting others in their efforts to do the same.

Our Culture

As the only animal genetics company with a truly worldwide reach and distinctly global mind-set, we do more than just encourage daily collaboration between colleagues in different businesses, countries, and roles.

We thrive on it.

When you join ABS Global and the Genus team, you’ll help advance our vision through a shared commitment to each other and our customers.

Within this culture of respect, openness, and fairness, you can be yourself and be part of a growing global team. Whatever your background, role, or area of work, you’ll have the opportunity to thrive in an environment that inspires, challenges, and supports your success.

Our Values

Our values guide the way we work with colleagues, customers, communities, and the animals we care for. They were developed with input from colleagues around the world and act as our moral compass, every day.

Customer-centric

We are one team, dedicated to helping customers thrive. We anticipate their needs and help them seize opportunities, acting as partners to improve quality, efficiency, and output. If we are not adding value for our customers, we stop and think again.

Results-driven

We are proactive, determined to be the best we can be, and to exceed expectations. We redefine standards for ourselves, our customers, and our industry. Each of us takes pride in delivering the highest level of performance. If something can be improved, we find a simpler, better way to do it.

Pioneering

We are an innovative, forward-thinking company. We have the courage and confidence to explore new ideas, and the energy and enthusiasm to deliver them. We are creative, tenacious, and resourceful in every area of our work.

People-focused

We are a business rooted in science, but built around our people. We inspire, challenge, and support everyone to perform, develop, and grow. We treat others with respect and we invite views and feedback to help us improve.

Responsible

We are ethical to our core. We feel a deep sense of responsibility to our customers, colleagues, animals, communities, and shareholders. We are honest, reliable, and trustworthy. We mean what we say and do what we say.