Job was saved successfully.
Job was removed from Saved Jobs.

Senior Scientist: Data Science/Bioinformatics


Last Updated: 6/07/21

Job Description


We are seeking a skilled individual with experience in next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis, data interpretation and integration of other “omics” type data (proteomics and metabolomics) sets. The successful candidate must have a solid background in prokaryotic biology (bacteria and virus) and would ideally like to work in the host-pathogen interaction realm. The candidate should have excellent communication skills and the ability and desire to work with large and complex teams of scientists.

Experience with systems biology approaches to elucidate complex physiological processes leading to health outcomes in animals is a necessary skill. The candidate should have experience in analysis of DNA, RNA and protein sequences and utilizing software for pathway analysis. Experience working in a high-performance computing (HPC) environment and managing all types of large, complex biological data is important. Most of these skills will be essential: a programming language, large data management, next generation sequence assembly of DNA and RNA, microbiome and metagenomics analysis, mapping and analysis software, variant detection, CNV analysis, systems biology and pathway analysis, and annotation software. Experience with high density SNP data analysis, genome wide association studies (GWAS) knowledge and genomic selection is a plus. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary teams working with diverse models and biological systems to enhance development of products offered by Zoetis. Critical thinking and analysis and presentation skills are essential.

The scientist will keep up to date with the latest developments in algorithms for analysis of next-generation sequencing and applications of sequencing and incorporation of large, diverse data into health solutions, especially for identification for disease targets, drug safety, immune responses and optimum performance of animals etc. Other responsibilities include giving internal and external presentations, keeping abreast of the latest developments in genomics and genome medicine, and maintaining external contacts. Knowledge of biology, bioinformatics and specific knowledge of analysis of next generation sequencing is required.


Candidates with Ph.D. in Microbiology, Virology, Biochemistry, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Veterinary Medicine or related fields will be preferred. Post-graduate/doctoral experience analyzing, and interpreting omics data is required.

Familiarity with at least one programming language is needed and experience with the use of software suites is desired: Python, BASH, C, C++, R, CLC Genomics Workbench, GoldenHelix SNP & Variation Suite and Ingenuity pathway analysis IPA is desired.

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at [Register to View] to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of [Register to View] In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

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.