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Senior Associate Scientist / Scientist


Last Updated: 7/21/21

Job Description

Position Summary
Zoetis is the largest animal health company in the world with an industry-leading research and development team. Zoetis Veterinary Medicine Research and Development, Analytical Sciences in Lincoln, NE is seeking an assay development professional at the Senior Associate Scientist/Scientist level. This position will require a highly motivated and independent leader who can effectively collaborate with other team members to advance projects. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for development of biological assays utilized to characterize viral and bacterial antigens or biopharmaceuticals in support of projects from early research through late-stage development and transfer into QC.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

* Design and conduct laboratory experiments including analytical method development, validation and transfer. Primary techniques are immunoassays, SDS-Page, gel electrophoresis, western blot, virus titrations, immunofluorescence, mammalian cell culture, PCR, and proof of inactivation.

* Represent Analytical Sciences at project team meetings and provide analytical support for antigen or antibody characterization in support of process development and establishment of analytical methods for potency testing.

* Perform analytical methods necessary for the characterization and release of active biological ingredients and vaccine and biopharmaceutical product.

* Design, set up, and conduct stability and other hypothesis driven studies.

* Evaluate new technologies to determine their applicability to assay development.

* Documentation, reporting, and communication of results in electronic laboratory notebooks, technical reports, PowerPoint presentations, and oral presentations.

* Interface with other scientists in a variety of technical disciplines including process development, formulation development, clinical operations, quality control, quality assurance, discovery, and manufacturing.

*Have a basic understanding and utilize the statistical methods employed in immunoassays. Partner with Statistics group to design experiments and report data.

* Assist in the preparation and writing of regulatory filings.

Minimum Qualifications:

* MS or BS in immunology, virology, biochemistry, veterinary sciences or animal science or other related discipline, at least 0-2 years (MS) or 4+ years (BS) experience preferably in the biopharmaceutical or vaccine industry. Must have experience developing immunoassays.

*Ability to work under moderate supervision

Desired Qualifications:

* MS or BS in immunology, virology, biochemistry, veterinary sciences or animal science or other related discipline, at least 3-5 years (MS) or 6+ years (BS) industry experience preferably in the biopharmaceutical or vaccine industry. Must have experience developing immunoassays.

*Ability to work under limited supervision

*Demonstrated ability to solve scientific problems

The ideal candidate would possess:

* Experience conducting and developing novel analytical methods

* Good oral and written communication skills

* Academic or industry experience in a laboratory setting, specifically in bacterial, viral or antibody characterization.

* Ability to work efficiently by organizing and prioritizing work effectively

Full time



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Company Details

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.