Genus (Parent company to ABS Global, PIC and R&D/IntelliGen) is a global FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With revenues of around £500 million, Genus has a presence in over 70 countries, with a global workforce of approximately 3,200 employees. One of the best performing stocks on the London Stock Exchange, the Company’s market capitalization is around £2 billion. We are a worldwide leader in porcine and bovine animal genetics, partnering with farmers to transform how we nourish the world – a mission that is important to a sustainable future.
Each generation of animals is selected based on a number of desired traits, including greater health, fertility, productivity or feed efficiency. With superior animal genetics, Genus helps its customers in the dairy, beef and porcine supply chains around the world produce offspring with improved robustness, superior production efficiency and greater sustainability. Genus’s vision of “pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world” is supported by its core values to be customer-centric, results-driven, pioneering, people-focused and responsible.
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We are currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity for a student to join our Reproductive biology team this Summer (12 weeks (about 3 months)) as a Molecular Biology Intern in the Deforest area. The selected participant will learn how to collect samples from animals, Nucleic acid isolation, PCR, data collection and analysis. Additionally, the participant will collaborate with other research staff to learn how to collect eggs from ovaries, conduct IVF and grading embryos.
-Sample collection (Blood, ovary, oocytes and embryos) from farm animals and processing to isolate nucleic acid and proteins.
-Performing cDNA synthesis, PCR, RT-qPCR and other molecular analysis.
-Data organization, analysis and presenting in weekly lab meeting.
-Routine lab work including but not limited to making inventory, running agarose gels, maintaining lab records and attend different training program as required.
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