Progenco is an exciting biotechnology startup headquartered in Davis, California. A Bovine Embryologist will work on farms in California, as well as in our lab in Davis, California. You will be supporting cattle embryo production in an innovative system. The position provides an excellent opportunity to join a fast-growing startup at an early stage, one positioned to deliver significant impact in beef and dairy industries. For this position, applications from either recent graduates or candidates with previous IVF experience will be accepted.
We will sponsor US work authorization/visas for qualified candidates.
OPU: Aspirate ovary follicles of live donor cattle to collect oocytes on farm
Embryo Transfer: Non-surgically transfer embryos into recipient cows on farm
Thaw and inspect frozen embryos for transfer
Assist with oocyte maturation and IVF in the lab as needed
Package oocytes or embryos for shipment
Maintain OPU and lab equipment including ultrasound prob, shipping incubators & microscopes
Enter data with accuracy in timely manner
Preferred Experiences and Qualifications:
Prior hands-on experience in embryology (OPU or ET) preferred
Experience in large-animal livestock preferred, especially cattle
English (written and verbal) required; Spanish is a plus factor
Prior laboratory working experience is preferred but not required
Ability to drive to customer sites is required (expense will be reimbursed).
Ability to work unsupervised following initial training is required
40-hour work week scheduled in advance meet our customer needs on-farm; shift or weekend work may be required
Ability to lift 50 lbs and interact with live cattle