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Associate Scientist/Scientist

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Zoetis Kalamazoo , MI 49001

Posted 2 months ago

Associate Scientist/Scientist Global Therapeutics Research Group

The Molecular Pharmacology team within Global Therapeutics Research is seeking a talented and experienced in vitro biologist/pharmacologist/in vitro pathologist that can contribute to our research efforts at Zoetis. This position will partner with Molecular Pharmacology team members, therapeutic area leads and project team leaders to build disease relevant models for hypothesis-based research and biomarker identification as well as to build robust testing funnels for substrate evaluation for a variety of therapeutic approaches to improve diseases in companion animals (cats, dogs, horses).

The successful candidate should have at least 3-5 years of relevant experience developing, optimizing, and executing cell-free, cell-based in vitro screens, and biomarker assays. Experience with developing phenotypic screens (co-cultures, 3D organotypic cultures, or high content assessments in cells, etc.) and biomarkers that can aid in monitoring compound effects in vivo or effects on disease states are also desirable. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to apply a variety of cellular and molecular techniques to develop cellular models of disease for veterinary species.

  • Experience with primary cell cultures, co-cultures, and/or 3D-organotypic cultures, including cell isolation from multiple tissue types.

  • Experience developing, optimizing and qualifying assays to avoid assay artifacts such as cell-free (e.g. ligand binding assays, biochemical assays), cell-based in vitro screens for substrate evaluation, and biomarker assays that aid in monitoring compound effects in vivo or effects on disease states.

  • Experience with label free technologies, assays and platforms (e.g. incucyte, ImageXpress, etc.)

  • Collaborate across multiple scientific disciplines (bioinformatics, genetics, substrate experts, clinicians, PK/PD modelers, regulatory staff, diagnostic scientists) to achieve defined goals of the project team.

  • Design appropriate studies in collaboration with team experts to build mechanistic and semi-mechanistic models relating compound effects to relevant biomarkers and outcomes.

  • Ability to effectively communicate results to scientific teams and management

  • Experience in writing research reports

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Educational background: BS or MS (cell biology, pharmacology, pathology or related field).

  • Training or experience in biological sciences preferred.

  • Experience in the establishment of in vitro models of disease, in vitro screens and biomarker assays.

  • 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, Spotfire, Outlook

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Work environment: 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

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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 zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com 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 "@zoetis.com". 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.


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