The chicken industry grows two different breeds:
1. The broilers which are optimized to provide as much meat as possible.
2. The layers which are optimized to lay as many eggs as possible.
In modern-day poultry farming, the layer males are useless:
They cannot grow up to lay eggs, and they are not the fast-growing breeds
that are sold as poultry.
So every year, the layer chicken industry disposes of 4 billion day old male chicks.
This practice is not only ugly, but also very expensive.
eggXYt is developing the ULTRASOUND for eggs
We are building eggXYt, a global leader in revolutionizing hatcheries and making them a better place.
We do this by developing a technology that enables sex detection of chick embryos immediately after the eggs are laid and before they enter the 21 day incubation process.
WHAT IS EXCITING ABOUT EGGXYT IS THAT EGGXYT IS A TRIPLE BOTTOM-LINE ENTERPRISE:
We are saving the lives of over 4,000,000,000 chicks a year by preventing their unnecessary incubation.
We are saving the industry hundreds of millions of
dollars annually by not needing to waste half of their hatching capacity in order to pay people at the end of the hatchery line to identify and kill male chicks.
We are adding over 4,000,000,000 eggs a year to the global food supply by sending the non-incubated male eggs to the food market.
We take pride in addressing 3 of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
By reducing costs of production, eggXYt is safeguarding a major source of high-quality protein.
eggXYt transforms what today is waste in the egg production value chain, into usable eggs to be sold in global markets.
eggXYt reduces incubation by 50%, slashing electricity usage, transportation, and waste disposal by hatcheries.
WHO WE ARE
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eggXYt is seeking a MOTIVATED VIROLOGIST.
eggXYt is revolutionizing the livestock industry through cutting edge science. eggXYt’s solution for the egg industry saves 4 billion male chicks from unnecessary incubation and maceration, combining animal welfare with economic efficiency. eggXYt is backed by significant private and public funding.
Our incoming research scientist will join eggXYt’s scientific group, working in the field of avian genome-editing and take part in developing ground-breaking technology, in order to disrupt the agriculture industry. S/he will be getting in on the ground floor with significant growth potential as the company grows. We work on the cutting edge of molecular biology and genetic science and offer a unique learning experience.
The successful applicant will lead a scientific program assisting eggXYt's goal to develop pathogen resistant chickens. The job includes the design and implementation of the virology aspects of the project. Developing and standardizing cellular and molecular assays for testing viral infection and resistance. Executing cell-based and in vivo viral infection assays. Working and guiding CROs. Evaluating and adopting new methods. Writing reports, procedures, and scientific documents according to regulatory requirements.
A Ph.D. in virology is required.
In-depth knowledge and practical experience with the molecular and cellular biology of viruses is required.
Industry experience is an advantage.
Technical experience with cell cultures, methods in molecular biology, and familiarity with working with computerized and bioinformatics tools/software.
Experienced with methods of analysis and biological quantification.
High technical and professional skills are required. Ability to plan and guide a scientific project.
Functions well in a team environment as well as working independently.
High-level English fluency.
This position is located in Jerusalem, Israel.