In Ovo is a start-up and spin-off company from Leiden University. We are developing a high-throughput egg sexing solution. This high-tech system will prevent the manual sorting and subsequent killing of billions of day-old male chicks worldwide and make a huge, positive impact on the global poultry industry. Are you an mass spec scientist, who wants to make a lasting impact on the world and improve animal welfare? Get in touch with us!
In Ovo is young start-up and biotech spin-off from Leiden University. The founders, Wouter Bruins and Wil Stutterheim, started a few years ago with the development of a method to determine if a developing chicken egg contains a male or female chick. Why? Every year in the Netherlands, 45 million day-old chicks are killed (more than 3.2 billion worldwide), because they are male layer chickens. These animals can't be used for egg production, nor are they efficient meat producers. Therefore, all males are killed shortly after hatch and manual sorting. Recently, In Ovo secured an investment by Evonik, VisVires New Protein and Leiden University to further develop the solution to this problem.
In Ovo's solution enables automated gender screening of large amounts of fertilized chicken eggs. Our screening is the fastest and most pragmatic solution under development and will increase both efficiency and animal welfare in hatcheries worldwide. As a company, In Ovo focuses on developing solutions that do just that: improving the lives of both the poultry farmer (producer) and his/her animals. Our team has a background in biology, biomedical sciences, IT and engineering and is now looking to expand with a scientist with an extensive background in mass spectrometry.
As the In Ovo senior scientist you will be responsible for the further development of our screening solution, (co) develop specific parts of it and coordinate the work done for us by third parties. In addition, we want you to become the eggspert on poultry mass spec data, find additional uses for the collected profiles and be our MS specialist.
We are looking for someone who doesn't mind a challenge and wants to do good. With our gender screening solution, we can change the global poultry industry for the better and we look for people who are driven by the same motivation as we are. We look for someone with a relevant scientific background and hands-on mass spectrometry experience. Experience with metabolomics is preferred.
What we offer:
Apply via email. Send your resume and motivation letter to email@example.com, before 19 January 2019. Do you have questions? Please don't hesitate to contact us.
The project has started, we can use your help asap, preferably 1 February the latest
Full time (40 hours)
Holiday allowance, pension fee and customized training programme
Mass spec scientist, several years of experience, fluent in Dutch and English, experience with metabolomics