Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend on.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. 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.Position SummarySchedule and conduct virology assays to support manufacturing activities and for product release while following GLP, QO and Regulatory procedures. Position ResponsibilitiesUnder close supervision, the Laboratory Technician will perform routine laboratory procedures using aseptic technique, in compliance with specifications in all Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Test Procedures used to support testing and release of product. * Maintaining testing reagents and supplies * Assist/Perform assigned laboratory testing * Understand and perform basic laboratory techniques/procedures as per training and SOPs * Apply current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) to assigned work * Review documentation for accuracy and completeness * Compile and report laboratory test results * Assist in Laboratory Investigations * Alert supervisory personnel of known or suspected quality problems * Initiate maintenance Work Orders when needed * Contribute and participate in Continuous Improvement Projects (CIP) * Understand company policies and procedures, i.e., Safety, SOP”s and cGMP”s * Learn and comply with regulatory requirements such as USDA, FDA, EU * Demonstrate ability to perform assigned work in a safe manner * Demonstrate ability to recognize potential safety hazards * Verify and validate data entry in Laboratory Information Management Systems. * Participate in trouble shooting and problem solving for routine tests and processes * Demonstrate technical awareness using data, good judgment and experience * Communicate effectively between departments, shifts and employees
Education and Experience * High school degree or equivalent.
* One to two years” relevant experience with relevant science based college courses.
Preferred: * Bachelor”s degree in biological sciences/chemistry * Experience with mammalian cell culture and basic virology techniques * Competent using Window-based applications Technical Skills and CompetenciesRequired:Basic virology and microbiology techniques and knowledge, Aseptic technique, Excellent Organization, Verbal and Written Communication skills Preferred:Experience working with Mammalian Cell Culture and Viral Assays, GLP documentation Physical Position Requirements * Manual dexterity using hands and fingers * Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision work * Occasional need to sit, reach with hands and armsAbility to work flexible hours, work weekend and overtime