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SR SCIENTIST- IMMUNOBIOLOGIST (Fixed Term: 3.5 Years) -MULTIPLE POSITIONS

Zoetis

Last Updated: 4/07/21

Job Description

The Global Therapeutics Research Group is seeking a talented immunobiologist with experience in antibody isolation from B-cells. This scientist will be part of a multi-disciplinary team assisting isolation of monoclonal antibodies from several species utilizing a variety of state-of-the-art B-cell technologies. The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a matrixed team environment.

The successful candidate should have relevant experience developing, optimizing, and identifying antibodies from single B-cells. Experience with developing methodologies from a variety of tissues in multiple species is desired but not required. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

Please note: This position is for a fixed term of 3.5 years.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Isolation and characterization of antibody producing primary cells from tissues
  • Expertise in immunological assays including ELISA, ELISpot and flow cytometry
  • Experience in the development, characterization and isolation of antigen-specific B-cells
  • Experience in molecular biology methods associated with antibody repertoire characterization in RACE, degenerate variable region PCR and single cell RT-PCR
  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) of antibody repertoires
  • Collaborate across multiple scientific disciplines
  • Ability to conduct hypothesis-based research in partnership with a principal investigator at Zoetis and/or in collaboration with academia
  • Critical thinking and excellent communication and presentation skills are essential
  • Experience with animal colony care and handling
  • Directly communicate with external partners for collaborations and outsourcing.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Educational background: BS, MS, or PhD (molecular or cellular biology, immunology or related field). Post-doctoral fellows considered.
  • Training or experience in biological sciences focusing on single cell immunobiology.
  • Experience in primary immunological cell isolation and co-culture assays
  • Expertise in flow cytometry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to design, interpret, and present complex scientific data in a team environment is required
  • Ability to work independently with ambiguity and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • 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 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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Work environment:

The placement of this position will be primarily in Fort Collins, CO and is a lab-based position. Occasional travel to R&D headquarters in Kalamazoo, MI may also be requested.

The person filling this position will work 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

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.