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Senior Associate Scientist/Scientist ZINC Lab Operations

Zoetis

Last Updated: 4/24/21

Job Description

Zoetis seeks a talented individual with experience in maintaining laboratory operations and equipment in support of primary pharmacology, biomarker identification, and protein production. Additionally, this individual should have experience working with sample, supply and facilities management to provide logistical oversight to a group of scientists. This role requires a biology or computer science background, laboratory experience and the desire to meet the holistic needs of the Zoetis Incubator Northern Colorado.

The successful candidate should have at least 2 years of relevant experience with laboratory operations including: establishing/complying with Environmental Health & Safety procedures, basic laboratory automation/networking support, and sample logistics. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

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

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Experience programming, maintaining, networking and trouble-shooting basic laboratory automation including but not limited to multimode plate readers, automated liquid handlers, and other general lab equipment (e.g. plate washers, centrifuges, etc.)
  • Experience with basic laboratory safety procedures and managing compliance with corporate standards.
  • Experience with managing laboratory supplies, including tracking inventory levels and procurement of new supplies.
  • Experience with shipping, receiving, storing, distributing, and tracking small/large molecule samples and biospecimens (blood, plasma, serum, saliva, urine, etc.).
  • Experience with basic facilities operations including communicating with site engineers regarding utility issues, waste management, and site access.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Educational background: BS (Biology, Computer Science, or related field).
  • Self-starter, able to prioritize work and work efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, basic networking/infrastructure.Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, BLAST, Vector NTI or equivalent, protein modeling software (MOE, Rosetta, etc.)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Work environment:

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

The person filling this position will work predominantly 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)

Colleague

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.