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Behavioral Data Acquisition Technician_ Saint Joseph, MO

Kelly Services
St Joseph, MO 64501
**Behavioral Data Acquisition Technician_ Saint Joseph, MO**


Kelly Services is currently seeking a Behavioral Data Acquisition Technician for one of our top clients in Saint Joseph, MO.


As a Behavioral Data Acquisition Technician placed with Kelly Services you will be responsible supporting an active team focused on the acquisition of behavioral data from pets interacting with connected-pet products. Further, this person will work collaboratively with many pet experts and technical teams.


+ 5 openings in total. Three will be remote, two will need to be on site in St. Joseph, MO each day. Local candidates will be considered for the on-site positions.

+ Pay: $17/hr - $19.60/hr

+ Duration: 19 months with possible extension.


Our client is a world-leader in PetCare and is actively acquiring pet data at-scale which will be used as input into identifying relevant descriptive, predictive and prescriptive insights. Our deep expertise in pet health and wellness, positions Purina well to translate these data-enabled insights into actionable advice and recommendations to pet owners.


**POSITION DESCRIPTION**


Our client is actively seeking five skilled and dynamic technicians excited about the opportunity to improve the health and wellness of pets by acquiring pet data through use of pet IoT products in-homes and in our world-leading research centers. This person will be a member on an agile team with a global responsibility and will have the opportunity to play a central role and wear many hats.


The Global Digital Solutions Group is responsible to develop the algorithms and AI that deliver personalized behavior, health, wellness and nutrition insights from a pets acquired data. These positions are part of the team responsible for the collection of the high quality pet-training data (sensor data, labelled video and other data in time-series) used as the primary input supporting Purina data scientist development of the insight-generating AI within Purinas commercial IoT, diagnostic and other digital products.


**JOB REQUIREMENTS:**


+ Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university in Biology, Zoology, Psychology, Animal Science or related discipline, with an emphasis in Animal Behavior, or experience in collection/labeling of behavioral data from video/sensors

+ Experience using behavior coding software (e.g., Noldus, Mangold) or processes (e.g., direct labeling in Excel or custom software) to label behavior from video footage

+ Ability to work with internal/external customers to assess needs, aid, and resolve problems, using excellent problem-solving skills and verbal/written communication to non-technical audiences


**SKILLS & RESPONSIBILITIES FOR REMOTE CANDIDATES:**


+ Excellent communication, analytical, facilitation and problem-solving skills

+ Strong attention to detail

+ The ability to communicate to others through insightful visualizations, reports and presentations

+ Quantitative reasoning and practical thinking

+ Ability to write and maintain technical and non-technical instructions in the use of programs/reports and/or program/report/ modifications, in addition to presenting results as needed

+ Strong organizational, communication and project management skills

+ Must be a highly-motivated, independent and able to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment


**SKILLS & RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ON-SITE CANDIDATES:**


+ Careful execution of protocols designed to test and validate AI and algorithms in coordination with data scientists and commercial digital product teams.

+ Carry out the testing of digital products, providing feedback and advice regarding technical feasibility evaluation, form, function and safety of digital products that require pet interaction.

+ Carry out testing methodologies insuring a high standard of scientific integrity.

+ Required activities include, but are not limited to:

+ Data collection/processing and record keeping for the projects assigned

+ Adherence to terms of confidentiality agreements with external research partners and


+ Company policy on protection of patent rights and intellectual property


+ Strong collaboration with both internal and external research partners

+ Knowledge of, and compliance with, the Animal Welfare Act and all procedures and protocols in the Nestl Purina PTC PetCare Manual.

+ Conduct all activity in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and all required Company policies and procedures.

+ Maintain a safe, clean, and sanitary work environment.

+ Practice safety in the work area.

+ Excellent communication, analytical, facilitation and problem-solving skills

+ Strong attention to detail

+ The ability to communicate to others through insightful visualizations, reports and presentations

+ Quantitative reasoning and practical thinking

+ Ability to write and maintain technical and non-technical instructions in the use of programs/reports and/or program/report/ modifications, in addition to presenting results as needed

+ Strong organizational, communication and project management skills

+ Must be a highly-motivated, independent and able to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team


Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Email stalvnl@kellyservices.com for questions about the position but please apply online to be considered for the position.


Why Kelly?


+ As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

+ Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies

+ Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career

+ Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center

+ Weekly pay and service bonus plans

+ Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*


Apply Today!


*Available for purchase and administered by a designated third-party vendor


**Why Kelly** **** **?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.


**About Kelly** ****


At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.


Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2021-06-11 Expires: 2021-07-12

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Behavioral Data Acquisition Technician_ Saint Joseph, MO

Kelly Services
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