Junior Data Analyst (Genetics)

  • Reporting to: Genetics Product Manager
  • Primary Location: Tattenhall, Chester
  • Department: Cogent Genetics
  • Working Hours: 37.5, Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5pm
  • Type: Permanent
  • Benefits: 21 days annual leave rising to 25 days after 2 years’ service, plus bank holidays; company matching pension scheme and life assurance (4 times your basic salary)
  • Closing date: 18.01.2019

Your Career Opportunity:

Let your excellent attention to detail and basic understanding of databases help get your career off to a flying start with this excellent opportunity to join award-winning company Cogent Breeding Ltd, as a Junior Data Analyst in the Genetics team.

What’s on offer:

You’ll be employed on a full time, permanent contract and receive a competitive salary of circa £20,000 in line with experience. Attractive benefits include; 21 days annual leave rising to 25 days after 2 years’ service, plus bank holidays; company matching pension scheme and life assurance (4 times your basic salary).

You’ll be encouraged and supported to further develop your career, and your hard work and results will be noticed and rewarded.

Our organisation:

Cogent is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of bovine genetics and operates the UK’s largest bull stud. The award-winning company brings innovation to breeding and offers a complete range of solutions to deliver improvement on farms. Founded in 1995, the company has since developed a global presence exporting products to more than 40 countries, with a workforce in excess of 150 professional team members.

Your role as a Junior Data Analyst:

You’ll be supported in utilising your database management and data analysis skills, enabling you to take responsibility for the maintenance and development of our genetics database.

You will be responsible for coordinating data from the Beef and Dairy networks within our industry as well as managing data within a SQL database. Your role will involve running scripts within SQL and R, and communicating accurate output to key stakeholders, including our Sales force and other departments, our Head Office based in the USA, and 3rd party industry partners. You will also be required to produce reports as part of a company-wide genetic audit service.

You’ll work alongside the Genetics Team to coordinate Precision DNA (Cogent’s genomic testing service), and to deliver genomic testing results. As a Junior Data Analyst, you’ll also communicate with the wider business to identify data sources that could add value, as well as helping to implement strategies of collecting and storing data to streamline processes.

You’ll work from the Cogent head office in Tattenhall near Chester, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm.

What will I need to be considered for this Junior Data Analyst role?

  • A basic understanding (gained through studies or work experience) of database queries and data management

· Experience of coding languages, ideally SQL and / or R

· Be confident with data analysis / cleansing techniques to produce concise, informative reports

· IT literacy with great knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

· Be a confident and strong communicator

  • Excellent attention to detail and a methodical and process driven mindset, with the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines

To apply:

Please submit your application for this Junior Data Analyst vacancy online, providing a cover letter and your current CV outlining why you think you’d be suitable for this position, strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.



Applications must reach us by NO LATER than 5pm on Friday 18th January 2019



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