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ASSAY DEVELOPMENT SCIENTIST

Zoetis

Last Updated: 4/02/21

Job Description

Zoetis is seeking a talented scientific researcher to contribute to our efforts at the Zoetis Incubator of Northern Colorado (ZINC) at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. This individual will work as part of a team to successfully screen and functionally characterize novel protein therapeutics for the treatment of canine and feline diseases using in vitro and cell-based assays.

The successful candidate should have knowledge of and experience with mammalian cell-based enzymatic assays and/or immunoassays. The candidate should have experience with cell lines and some experience with biological sample processing. Expertise in lab automation is highly desired. Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills are essential. An ideal candidate should be adaptable, collaborative, meticulous, and team-oriented.

This position is for a fixed-term of 3.5 years.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assay development and validation
  • In vitro and cell-based enzymatic assays
  • Immunoassays (e.g. western blot, ELISA, Luminex)
  • Gene expression assays (e.g. qPCR, Quantigene, RNA-seq)
  • Tissue culture maintenance and manipulation
  • Data analysis and presentation
  • Commitment to teamwork
  • Excellence in data recording

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Educational background: MS or BS/BA in molecular/cellular biology, immunology, biochemistry, genetics or related field
  • Hands on experience optimizing methods and reagents for cellular readouts and therapeutic characterization
  • Experience with cellular screening
  • Experience with laboratory automation is a plus
  • Experience with multiplexed assays is a plus
  • Exposure to mass spectrometry, transcriptomics, and metabolomics technologies is a plus
  • Ability to prioritize work, work efficiently, adapt to needs quickly, design experiments with supervision, and work both face-to-face and virtually
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, GraphPad Prism

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Work environment: The placement of this position will be in Fort Collins, CO. The person filling this position will work primarily 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

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. 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.

Full time

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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 www.Zoetis.com/careers 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


Zoetis

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.