Company: Vytelle - Advance
Reporting to: Reproduction Director
Direct Reports: None
Location: Texas Region (primary)
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
We are a global precision livestock company reshaping how cattle producers worldwide unlock animal performance. Our portfolio includes world class Bovine phenotypic and genotypic data capture system via Vytelle SENSE and Vytelle INSIGHT which enables producers to accurately select desired traits to continually product elite progeny, coupled with Vytelle ADVANCE In Vitro Fertilization Service, which enhances the speed at which genetic improvement can be made.
The Bovine Reproductive Specialist (DVM) is an integral part of our global team to help bring certainty to genetic progress in livestock. The DVM will perform ovum pickup procedures, embryo transfers, and work alongside team members to perform all duties associated with embryo production, data entry, and communication while adhering to Vytelle standard operating procedures.RESPONSIBILITIES
Complete Vytelle's specialized training program designed to prepare team members for in-field veterinary work; travel to training sites as neededWork independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environmentAdheres to standard operating procedures (SOPs), processing directives, production standards, polices and health and safety directives and regulationsMaintain flexibility for working hours as IVF processes are time-dependentFollow established Ovum Pickup (OPU) processes including equipment set up/calibration, animal preparation, maintaining a sanitary work field, oocyte aspiration, documentation, and all other tasks associated with the procedureAssist client and fellow teammates with recipient synchrony questionsEmbryo transfer procedures following standard operating proceduresMaintain embryo production data recordsEstablish and maintain AETA (American Embryo Transfer Association) membership and certificationOversee the certification and compliance of the embryo laboratory for export purposesAttend and participate in team and company meetingsRole Model Behaviors - Engage, enable empower and act on:Vytelle's Core Values
Leadership: Inspire and serve and seek the best in each other
Endurance: Pacesetter, takes action and realizes results
Pioneer: Infinitely curious, catalyst and listens for ideas
Love: Contagious passion for customers and our purpose
Ability to adopt and adhere to Vytelle's Foundation: The Common Thread of Integrity, Respect and Trust
In addition to:
Teamwork: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the Company. Set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance the Company's effectiveness.
Team Member Orientation: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of team members to meet or exceed their expectations.
Direction and Decision making: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interests of the Company. Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions are timely and in the best interests of the Company.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
Flexibility with workdays; IVF processes are time dependent and may include some weekend workAbility to learn and follow specific techniquesOutstanding attention to detailQuality drivenExcellent manual dexterity and visual acuityExcellent analytical and problem-solving abilitiesHighly skilled communicator and relationship-builderStrong communication skills: Quality, Brevity, clarityRisk tolerance and ability to deal with ambiguity"Figure It Out" skillsBias for executionAbility to understand new issues quickly and make wise decisionsAbility to inspire confidence and create trustAbility to work under pressure and plan personal workloadAbility to translate highly technical processes/products into practical customer solutionsBalance between critical review and positive mindsetAn appreciation of and an ability to positively resolve issues arising from different culturesEXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalentIndustry knowledge and a strong passion for IVF and/or eagerness to learn and commitPrevious laboratory experience in an academic and/or professional settingKnowledge of oocyte, sperm and embryo biologyExcellent written and verbal communication skillsTravel as appropriate, up to 80% of work weekAbility to work long days (up to 14 hours) seasonallyAbility to lift 50lbsAbility to remain on feet for long periods of timeHealthy and reliable back, shoulder, arm, hand and ability to manipulate bovine reproductive tractsValid Driver's License and ability to operate vehicles
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY
Vytelle provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.