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Last Updated: 5/06/21

Job Description

Associate Scientist

  • Is compliant with departmental policies, procedures and expected standards.
  • Applies knowledge and experience of disciplince with some guidance.
  • Takes experimental design from manager, or designee, and executes plan to define and accomplish deliverables.
  • Resolves scientific, technical, or operational problems by extrapolating from previous work, standard methods and literature observations. Consults with manager or SMEs to resolve more complex issues/problems.

Scientist

  • Good theoretical and practical understanding of discipline.
  • Expert in practical, analytical, spectroscopic and/or engineering techniques and sought out for technical advice.
  • Able to generate and implement own ideas for analytical methods and offers appropriate ideas and suggestions to other groups; able to design own experiments within projects, utilizing appropriate searching tools and guidance.
  • Takes general framework from supervisor/management and develops plan to define and accomplish work deliverables.
  • Resolves scientific, technical, operational or business problems by extrapolating from previous work, standard methods and literature observations. Consults with supervision or SMEs to resolve more complex issues and problems.
  • Is compliant with departmental policies, procedures and expected standards.
  • Makes a majority of day-to-day decisions related to daily/weekly work; proposes and seeks input on possible solutions to unusual challenges; presents complex problems to supervisor with alternatives or recommendations on how to proceed.
  • Works independently on precedented tasks and seeks input as needed on conclusions and direction of work; seeks guidance on prioritization of delivery of multiple tasks/projects; knows when feedback/input is or is not required.
  • Offers approaches to problem solving & guidance based on experience and information; manages increased levels of risk.
  • Interacts w/key partners to provide solutions and answer questions that aid in meeting project timelines/deliverables; may represent group or site on special project team; champions process improvements in own workgroup.
  • Recognized as technical/operational expert who acts as a mentor to less-experienced colleagues.

Senior Scientist

  • Either advanced theoretical and practical understanding of discipline or advanced understanding of the technical needs associated with references; has good working knowledge of other disciplines; keeps up-to-date on advances in discipline.
  • Demonstrates sustained scientific creativity; capable of supporting a number of projects in parallel.
  • Consistently delivers analytical methods at the desired quality with high productivity in an independent and timely manner; may lead a Project Team; authors reports, SOPs and other internal/external docs.
  • Demonstrates good mgmt, planning & decision-making skills; may use these to develop options for project progression.
  • Selects appropriate experiments, business applications, workflows and/or processes to achieve project team deliverables; decisions consistently lead to the meeting of key development milestones and project progression.
  • Is compliant with departmental policies, procedures and expected standards.
  • Collaborates with a wide range of co-workers, customers & management to gather input and background knowledge needed to complete assignments; proactively and independently applies department best practices to work assignments.
  • Regularly designs, develops and conducts research, business and policy proposals to improve understanding of critical aspects or activities in discipline; ensures that work & objectives are aligned with project and workgroup goals.
  • Frequently develops/introduces new processes/ideas and/or technologies that add value; manages increased levels of risk
  • Participates in team meetings; begins to contribute in leading project design and identification of obstacles and priorities.
  • Interacts constructively w/other groups developing key partnerships and sharing knowledge; may mentor other colleagues providing guidance, coaching and career development support; mentors other workgroup

colleagues.

Education and Experience:

Associate

  • B.S. degree in biological or related science with emphasis in microbiology, virology, bacteriology, or immunology
  • Minimum of 2- 3 years of basic laboratory experience

Scientist

  • B.S. degree in biological or related science with emphasis in microbiology, virology, bacteriology, or immunology
  • A minimum of 5 – 7 years of laboratory experience
  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years in the biologics industry

Sr Scientist

  • M.S degree in biological or related science with emphasis in microbiology, virology, bacteriology, or immunology
  • A minimum of 10 years of laboratory experience
  • A minimum of 7 years in the biologics industry

Preferred candidate will have:

  • Experience with immunological, biochemical and physicochemical analytical techniques
  • Experience with biopharmaceutical development and licensure.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory requirements (USDA) that apply to the development of potency assay methods for GMP control and release of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines.

Full time

Regular

Colleague

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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.