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Senior Associate Scientist (JR00006215)


Last Updated: 1/16/21

Job Description

The Senior Associate Scientist candidate will work in the Downstream Process Development group within Lab Sciences at Zoetis. They will be involved in developing processing steps for the isolation, purification, and concentration of vaccines and therapeutic proteins as well as running process characterization studies to support transfer into a manufacturing setting. They will be required to maintain appropriate documentation in support of global regulatory submissions for product licensure. They will be involved in identification and development of new technologies and will provide support to discovery, analytical, and diagnostic laboratories in the processing of small-scale preparations. They will be responsible for chromatography and filtration development, including evaluating different chromatographic modalities, dead-end and cross-flow filtration, for the optimization of viral and/or therapeutic protein production processes. They will assist with new product transfers to Biological Manufacturing sites within Zoetis.

This position is in the Bioprocess Development line with Laboratory Sciences. The Senior Associate Scientist will interact with peers and colleagues working in disciplines that include cell culture, cell line development, bacteriology, virology, formulation development, and/or bioanalytical sciences.

Responsibilities include:

- Serve as company resource in viral and protein isolation and purification as it relates to manufacturing processes.

- Serve as department project team representative on cross-functional development project teams

- Provide finished oral and written communication reports to supervisor and managements

- Maintain electronic laboratory notebooks and records in accord with scientific protocol and applicable Standard Operating Procedures

- Work under Good Laboratory Working Practices to provide high quality, regulatory compliant technical documentation in support of process transfers to manaufacturing.

- Serve as a technical liaison between LabSciences-DSP group and other partner groups such as Research, Discovery, Pilot, Manufacturing, and Regulatory.

- Interact with colleagues in Pilot operations to ensure efficient technical transfer of new candidates to GMP manufacturing operations.

Education and Experience:

- Minimum: BS in Biochemistry or related field

- Desired: BS with ≥ 2 years industry experience or MS in related field

Full time



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Company Details


Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.