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Veterinary Clinical Researcher


Last Updated: 10/19/21

Job Description

Zoetis is the world’s largest Manufacturer and Supplier of Animal Pharmaceuticals.

At Zoetis in Lincoln, NE, we manufacture high quality medicines for dogs, cats, and livestock. Our plant has been recognized as one of the Nebraska’s Safest Companies, with a long-standing presence in Lincoln and we continue to grow.

Benefits Include:

Great Health Benefits from day 1!

3 weeks accrued paid vacation and 13 paid holidays

401(k) match with company profit sharing

Tuition reimbursement

Position Summary

The position will support and/or manage clinical research studies in compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements to support the qualification/requalification of biological references. Depending on experience the candidate will be part of the clinical team that ensures quality data and timely completion of studies to meet project timelines or provides extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of study conduct, species/therapeutic area, or clinical program.

Position Responsibilities

Associate / Sr Associate

Assist/Co-ordinate all study activities, including start up, protocol training, conduct, site monitoring and close out. These may include, but are not limited to:

- Assist in the preparation / prepare study protocols, data capture forms, test article documentation and study reports

- Maintaining study files in accordance with SOPs and regulatory requirements

- Assist/coordinate data management processes including data entry, review, tracking, verification, and validation

- Assist /coordinating animal related study activities (i.e., clinical sampling, test article administration, and clinical observations).

- Monitoring all studies appropriately including training of investigators and other study personnel.

• Serve as the principle communication link between the sponsor and study site.

• Able to travel regularly (up to 20%) and independently.

• Contribute to/Leads departmental initiatives

• May be responsible for updating management on project budget and timelines

• May participate in animal welfare activities and other duties as assigned


Study Management:

Responsible for overall conduct of clinical studies in support of Reference Qualification/Requalification project(s). Ability to execute multiple studies and/or multiple projects. Applies advanced knowledge to design and develop studies, clinical plans and liaises with internal groups to meet project goals. Provides training to internal and external collaborators. May manage the work of other clinical colleagues.

Project Team:

Drives project activities required to reach key project milestones. Interacts with multiple groups including Quality Control, Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, Lab Sciences and Global Biologics Research. Facilitates team meetings, manages project resources including budget and timelines. Reports team activities across Zoetis and represents team to management. May manage work of other clinical colleagues. May manage change control process. May provide technical sections of variation. May provide technical expertise within regulatory agency interactions. May participate in technical transfer activities as key technical resource. May participate in animal welfare related activities.

Education and Experience


Required: Four-year bachelor's degree in biological or related science with emphasis in microbiology, virology, bacteriology, or immunology. 2 - 5 years of experience.

Preferred: DVM with an advanced degree (MS, PhD, Board Certified) and with post-graduate training in clinical veterinary medicine or in a scientific discipline relevant to animal disease and clinical study design. 7 - 10 years clinical or industry experience.

Technical Skills and Competencies Required


Demonstration of organizational and interpersonal skills as well as written and oral communication.

Demonstration of initiative, independent thinking, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and detail orientated.

Competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Desirable: A good understanding of livestock and companion animal disease pathogenesis, husbandry, and production medicine. Experience and interest in working with livestock including cattle (dairy/beef), swine and/or poultry, as well as companion animals, which may include horses. Previous experience in a research environment (GCP/GLP) and/or previous experience in research/product development in the animal health industry. Experience as a project leader for biological product research.

Physical Position Requirements

  • This position works in animal research facilities handling a variety of livestock and companion animals. There may be exposure to animal wastes, chemicals, and biologics. Work will be conducted in office, lab, clinic, biocontainment, and animal housing facilities. There may be exposure to temperature, climate extremes and dirty and dusty conditions.
  • Flexible work hours, including holidays may be required.
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Travel: approximately 10 – 20% on an annual basis. Variable, depending upon project status.

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.