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Industrial postdoc position for Bull Semen Fertility Biostatistics - Sainte-Marie-Madeleine - Semex

Date de Publication: 6/8/2018

Résumé de l'offre

Description de l'offre

Dr. Zeny Feng at the University of Guelph, in collaboration with SEMEX, in Quebec/Guelph (semex.com), is offering a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship to an applicant interested in using advanced statistical methodologies to better quantify factors affecting semen fertility.

The successful candidate will work towards semen fertility optimization by analyzing a database of sperm characteristics, concentrations and freezing characteristics using global on farm fertility as the primary dependent variable. Then they will use these components in a novel way to determine novel methods for semen collection, packaging and freezing.

This interdisciplinary project combines basic biological science with mathematical modeling and optimization in an applied setting with access to large databases of product characteristics and multiple outcome variables.  

Profil Requi


  • Candidate must be within 6 months of completing their Ph.D. degree in a discipline related to statistics or bioinformatics.
  • Candidate must have at least one first author publication in the area of statistics or bioinformatics.
  • Knowledge of basic mammalian biology and specifically dairy cattle is preferred but not required.
  • Candidate must be comfortable working with multiple groups and tying together data from multiple sources.
  • Candidate must be willing to travel between two principal locations in Canada (Guelph and Quebec).

Semex is a dynamic global organization that is committed to developing and delivering innovative genetic solutions. We believe that people truly are the cornerstone of our success, and that our employees are our most important asset. At Semex, we demand the best of ourselves, our company and in what we do for our customers. Surrounding ourselves with the best, the brightest and the most aggressive professionals ensures we attain this goal. We offer a challenging yet flexible work environment along with competitive compensation. 

Semex encourages people with disabilities to apply for open positions. Accommodations will be available upon request for candidates participating in the various stages of the recruitment process.