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(Archived) Senior Scientist: Data Science/Bioinformatics

Last Updated: 8/05/21

Job Description

Senior Scientist: Data Science/Bioinformatics


Zoetis is seeking a skilled and experienced bioinformatician/data scientist to contribute towards efforts in VMRD Genetics. The successful candidate will be part of multi-disciplinary team working with diverse models and biological systems to enhance development of Zoetis’ portfolio. The individual will be instrumental in helping teams across the organization to design, analyze and interpret complex data. The scientist will keep up to date with the latest developments in next generation technologies, applications of sequencing, incorporation of large and diverse data into health solutions.

  • Key applications involve identification of disease targets, drug safety, immune responses, and animal health.

  • The successful candidate must have a solid background in both prokaryotic (bacteria and viruses) and eukaryotic biology.

  • The desired candidate should have experience in next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis, data interpretation and integration of other “omics” type data (proteomics and metabolomics).

  • An ideal candidate would ideally like to work in the host-pathogen interaction realm with a systems biology perspective.

  • The candidate should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with dynamic teams of scientists.


Candidates with Ph.D. in Cell biology, Microbiology, Virology, Biochemistry, Genomics, Bioinformatics or other related fields are preferred. Post-doctoral experience with analyzing, and interpreting -omics data is required.

  • Candidates should be proficient in at least one programming language (such as Python, BASH, C, C++, R)
  • Experience with systems biology approaches to elucidate complex processes required
  • The candidate should have experience with:
    • analyzing DNA, RNA, and protein sequences (DNA-Seq, RNA-Seq, Proteomics etc.)
    • pathway analysis workflows and data integration
    • microbiome and metagenomics analysis
    • variant detection and CNV analysis

  • Experience working in a high-performance computing (HPC) environment and managing large and complex biological data is necessary

  • Experience with high density SNP data, such as genome wide association studies (GWAS) and genomic selection is a plus

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.