Post Doctoral Scientist- Bioinformatics
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.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.Post Doctoral Scientist – Bioinformatics POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking a skilled individual with experience in data management, and analysis and interpretation of omics data from microbial and mammalian sources. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and the ability and desire to work with large, complex teams of scientists. Experience with systems biology approaches to elucidate complex physiological processes leading to health outcomes in animals is an important skill. The successful candidate should have experience in analysis of DNA, RNA and protein sequences and utilizing software for pathway analysis. Experience working in a high performance computing environment and managing all types of large, complex biological data is important. Most of these skills will be essential: large data management, next generation sequence assembly of DNA and RNA, mapping and analysis software, genotyping algorithms, systems biology and pathway analysis, and annotation software. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working with diverse models and biological systems to enhance development of products offered by Zoetis. Critical thinking and analysis and presentation skills are essential.The scientist will keep up to date with the latest developments in algorithms for analysis of next-generation sequencing and applications of sequencing and incorporation of large, diverse data into health solutions; especially for identification for disease targets, drug safety, immune responses and optimum performance of animals. Other responsibilities include giving internal and external presentations, keeping abreast of the latest developments in genomics and genome medicine, and maintaining external contacts. Knowledge of bioinformatics and specific knowledge of analysis of next generation sequencing is required. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Experience in analyzing and interpreting omics data is required. Candidates with Ph.D. in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Animal Genetics, Microbial Genetics, or related fields will be preferred.Familiarity with various programming languages and software packages including: R, LINUX, CLC Genomics Workbench and Ingenuity pathway analysis (IPA) and Pathway Studio is desired.Apply for this job.