Do you want to be a part of Better cows, Better life at CRV and contribute to a healthy and efficient dairy cow population to ensure sustainable food production now and in the future? We seek a skilled breeding researcher with a passion for applied research and a specific interest in developing methods to decrease the carbon footprint and increase health of dairy cows via breeding. As a researcher you will be part of CRV’s global R&D team and contribute to the continuous development of CRV’s breeding programs via R&D.
As a (senior) researcher in the Global R&D team of CRV’s Global Genetics department, you work with other scientists on continuous improvement of CRV’s global breeding programs. You actively follow the scientific world in genetics and seek for opportunities for innovations and implementations for CRV. You are able to carry out research yourself, but can also act as project manager for R&D projects with partners or setup data collection for novel traits. You play an important role in disseminating research findings to the breeding teams of CRV and other departments within CRV, for instance CRV’s animal evaluation unit.
In this specific research position you will focus on the possibilities of breeding for important topics like feed efficiency, methane emission and hoof health, but you also keep an eye on possibilities of breeding for any other new and relevant traits or improving methodologies of data collection for existing traits.
BETTER COWS > BETTER LIFE
CRV BV (CRV) is an international company in the area of cattle improvement. CRV is involved in the development, production, and sale of genetic products and information products, as well as providing services such as milk recording, artificial insemination and type classification.
CRV’s products and services are marketed worldwide in more than 60 countries to 60,000 customers, primarily dairy and beef farmers. CRV has locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, Brazil, USA, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and South Africa. There are more than 2000 employees working for CRV global. The head office is located in Arnhem (Netherlands).