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Zoetis is seeking a talented and experienced senior in vivo pharmacologist to contribute to our efforts in Global Therapeutics at Zoetis. The successful candidate will support the identification and discovery of new therapeutic approaches for a variety of chronic companion animal diseases. The individual will be expected to independently evaluate appropriate medical literature, create laboratory clinical assessment tools, identify and acquire applicable technology to design and implement relevant disease models to assess therapeutic approaches. The candidate should demonstrate a knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of in vivo models and the translatability of these models from the laboratory to the clinic. The development of appropriate protocols, the planning and scheduling of in-vivo 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. 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 DVM with a minimum of 5-8 years’ experience, an MS with 5 years industry experience in a relevant field of companion animal internal medicine research related discipline such as pain/inflammation, allergic dermatitis, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, periodontal disease etc. This also includes disease pathophysiology, internal medicine, pharmacology, neuroscience, pathology/toxicology. Additional desirable experience includes prior experience in drug discovery or development within the pharmaceutical industry. 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. The individual will participate on multi-disciplinary teams and train/mentor scientists and technicians. 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.
- Pain/Inflammation/Chronic Kidney Disease/Cardiovascular 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 MS. in Biology with 5 years research industry experience in the companion animal fields, DVM with 5-8 years’ experience in related fields.
- Training or experience in biological and behavioral sciences focusing on animal models and translation from laboratory to clinic.
- Experience with literature reviews, interpretation of literature and application of literature findings to current research.
- Exposure to Animal Use Protocols and IACUC.
- 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.