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(Archived) Scientist/Senior Scientist

Last Updated: 8/05/21

Job Description

Zoetis is seeking a talented and experienced in vivo behavioral pharmacologist to contribute to our efforts in Global Therapeutics Research at Zoetis. The successful candidate will support the identification and discovery of new therapeutic approaches to pain and inflammation for dogs and cats. Though focused on pain and inflammation, the candidate will also be expected support other therapeutic areas, such as atopic dermatitis, cardiovascular and renal, in the Companion Animal Research in vivo team. The individual will be expected to independently evaluate appropriate scientific literature, create behavioral assays and implement novel technologies to create better translatable models of pain and inflammation in companion animals. 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 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.

A senior in-vivo pharmacologist that has experience in a related discipline such as pain/inflammation and/or allergic dermatitis; disease pathophysiology, internal medicine, pharmacology, neuroscience, experimental psychology or pathology/toxicology. Additional desirable experience includes prior experience in drug discovery or development within the pharmaceutical industry. The applicant needs to have a good understanding of; the pathophysiology of important companion animal diseases, ability to conduct hypothesis driven research, development of animal models, and how to design and conduct drug efficacy trials and animal behavior. 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 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.


  • Educational background: Minimum BS. in Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology or related fields. Preferred MS in Neuroscience, Behavioral Pharmacology or Experimental Psychology or 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,

Full time



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 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

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.