Postdoctoral Fellow-Companion Animal Research
The Global Therapeutics Research Group is seeking a talented post-doctoral biologist/pharmacologist/in vitro pathologist with expertise in companion animal conditions such as allergy, inflammation, renal, or cardiovascular disease to contribute to our research efforts at Zoetis. This position will focus on 1) developing and executing research strategies that contribute toward the understanding of pathways involved in companion animal diseases (cats, dogs, horses), and 2) establishing vitro and in vivo models of disease for research purposes
The successful candidate should have experience in conducting hypothesis-based research in both in vitro and in vivo models. Experience with developing phenotypic screens (co-cultures, 3D organotypic cultures, or high content assessments in cells, etc.) and biomarkers that can aid in monitoring compound effects in vivo or effects on disease states are also desirable. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.
- Ability to conduct hypothesis-based research in partnership with a principal investigator at Zoetis and/or in collaboration with academia.
- Ability to incorporate insights and investigations from field trials in animals with naturally occurring conditions into their research.
- Ability to apply a variety of cellular and molecular techniques to develop cellular models of disease for veterinary species.
- Experience with primary cell cultures, co-cultures, and/or 3D-organotypic cultures
- Experience developing, optimizing and qualifying assays to avoid assay artifacts such as cell-free (e.g. ligand binding assays, biochemical assays), cell-based in vitro screens for substrate evaluation, and biomarker assays that aid in monitoring compound effects in vivo or effects on disease states.
- Expertise with ELISA’s, flow cytometry, basic cellular and molecular skills, imaging platforms, IHC/ISH, etc are desirable.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Educational background: PhD (cell biology, pharmacology, immunology, pathology or related field).
- Experience in the establishment of in vitro models of disease, in vitro screens, and biomarker assays.
- Self-starter, able to prioritize work, and work efficiently with minimal supervision
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to design, interpret, and present complex scientific data in a team environment is required
- Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
- Work environment: The person filling this position will work predominantly in a laboratory setting. There may be exposure to animal pathogens and chemicals. There may be handling of, and/or exposure to animal tissue and zoonotic organisms