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Organization: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Location: San Rafael, CA
Job Type: Full time
Deadline: December 31, 2021

Job Description

Contact at organisation: Alima Connan, Guide Dogs for the Blind

Phone: 4154882318


Apply your data-driven mindset to our important mission.

At Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), we are always committed to improve our programs to ensure the success of our mission. We’re looking for an experienced, data-driven individual to join us at our San Rafael, California campus as Canine Research Manager. You’ll collect and analyze large data sets of canine behavior and medical traits, and estimated breeding values, to improve the success and longevity of GDB program dogs.

What you’ll do:

  • Oversee the breeding colony development strategy to meet client needs.
  • Establish a canine biobank.
  • Update the current genetic program and explore a transition towards genomic selection.
  • Facilitate reciprocal relationships with other service dog schools to foster education, further technical advancement, and sponsor inclusion of breeding stock for long-term diversity of the breeding colony.
  • Represent GDB with other service dog schools at the international level and with the public.

What you’ll love:

  • Having a major impact on our programs that make such a difference for our clients.
  • Working with a passionate team who will support and collaborate with you.
  • An environment with the resources that will allow you to do your best work.
  • A campus with extras like yoga, circuit training, and an onsite gym.

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in animal science, animal breeding, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related discipline; advanced degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in canine research with a proven track record of delivering excellent constituent and customer service.
  • Experience in evaluating canine temperament and physical characteristics in a safe, humane, and effective way.
  • Understanding of statistical measures and how to utilize them for decision making.
  • Familiarity with generating estimated breeding values and future manipulation to address changing breeding objectives and technology.
  • Familiarity with computer programs and ability to manipulate data (expertise in Excel and software or databases such as Access, R, python, etc.)
  • Ability to safely handle large breed dogs, weighing up to 90 pounds.
  • Ability to work some weekends and travel.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

At Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), we believe that everyone deserves to move through the world safely and confidently – to live the life they want to live. As the largest guide dog school in North America, we have graduated more than 16,000 guide dog teams from across the U.S. and Canada since our founding in 1942. GDB not only improves mobility for our clients, we further inclusion. Join our team of more than 300 employees and share your passion for our mission.

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At Guide Dogs for the Blind, we respect, value, and appreciate all differences. We welcome all qualified candidates irrespective of your race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Individuals with disabilities, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, are encouraged to apply. If you have a disability and need assistance and/or accommodation with applying for a job, please feel free to contact Human Resources.

How to Apply

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