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Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist

Zoetis

Last Updated: 4/02/21

Job Description

Company: Zoetis

Title: Senior Scientist/Principle Scientist (Fixed Term: 3 Years)

Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Zoetis is seeking a talented and experienced in-vivo pharmacologist to contribute to our efforts in Global Therapeutics Research at Zoetis. The successful candidate will support the identification and discovery of new therapeutic approaches to allergic skin disease conditions for dogs and cats as well as asthmatic models for cats. The individual will be expected to independently evaluate appropriate medical literature, create clinical assessment tools, identify and acquire applicable technology and design and implement relevant disease models to assess therapeutic approaches. The development of appropriate protocols, the planning and scheduling of studies, the organization and management of scientific data, and the timely presentation of scientific results will also be expected. The successful candidate will participate in and coordinate studies conducted by outside collaborators or in collaboration with academic institutions. The individual will lead and/or participate in multi-disciplinary teams and will be expected to work in close collaboration with a range of scientists and clinicians across the organization.

A senior in-vivo pharmacologist that has experience in a related discipline such as pain/inflammation and/or allergic dermatitis; disease pathophysiology, internal medicine, pharmacology or pathology/toxicology. Additional desirable experience includes prior experience in drug discovery or development within the pharmaceutical industry. The applicant needs to have a good understanding of; the pathophysiology of important companion animal disease’s, ability to conduct hypothesis driven research, how to design and conduct drug efficacy trials and animal behavior. The selected candidate will be expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to manage time and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. Some travel may be required.

Please note: This position is for a fixed term of 3 years.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • AD/Pain/itch/Inflammation scholarship in disease models and their application
  • Develop understanding of in-vivo mechanism of action of identified targets
  • Collaborate across multiple scientific disciplines to understand pathophysiology
  • Work closely with team leads to identify potential therapeutic substrate
  • Directly communicate with external partners for collaborations and outsourcing.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Educational background: Minimum BS. in Biology, Animal Sciences or related fields with at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Training or experience in biological sciences focusing on animal models and translation from mouse to companion animals.
  • Exposure to Animal Use Protocols and IACUC
  • Some experience with supervising small groups with in-vivo experience
  • Self-starter, able to prioritize work and work efficiently, design experiments with minimal supervision, and able work across teams remotely and face-to-face.
  • Experience interacting with CROs or external partnerships
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook,

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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

Fixed Term/Temporary (Fixed Term)

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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.