Protein Therapeutics Sr Associate/Scientist Protein Scientist
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.Zoetis Veterinary Medicine Research and Development, Protein Therapeutics Group in Kalamazoo, MI is seeking a talented protein scientist professional at the Senior Associate/Scientist level. The Protein Therapeutics group partners with therapeutic areas, project teams and Development to generate many early-stage biotherapeutic candidates and reagent proteins for veterinary medicine applications in companion animals and livestock. This position will require a highly motivated and independent scientist who contributes from the bench and can effectively collaborate with other team members to advance projects. The successful candidate should have knowledge of monoclonal antibodies and protein chemistry with relevant hands-on experience in protein purification, protein characterization and biophysical techniques. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for designing and conducting laboratory experiments related to purification and analytical characterization of therapeutic and reagent proteins from multiple expression systems. An understanding of protein structure/function relationships, lab automation, molecular biology, cell culture and sterile technique are desired but not required. The scientist would also demonstrate good laboratory safety awareness and notebook documentation. Self-motivation, excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills, attention to detail, multi-tasking, and an ability to work independently are essential. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:* Execute, track and interpret laboratory experimental data to drive decisions on protein quality for the advancement of biotherapeutic candidates*Perform analytical characterization of biotherapeutics by a variety of methods including SDS-PAGE gels, CGE, Western Blot, analytical SEC, Capillary Gel Electrophoresis (CGE), ELISA, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)*Serve as a subject matter expert on project teams which includes sharing of research findings with team members, peers, and management*Develop automation platforms for high throughput purification and characterization*Maintain electronic laboratory notebooks and records in accord with scientific protocol*Collaborate across multiple scientific disciplines and communicate directly with partner linesEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:*Educational background: Bachelor”s degree or equivalent in scientific discipline with emphasis in protein science, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, or related disciplines with at least 1-2 years of industry experience*Training and hands-on experience with protein purification techniques and instrumentation (AKTA Unicorn suite, HPLC, Tecan Evo robot)*Working knowledge of and/or skills in protein characterization (SDS-PAGE, CGE, Western Blot, SEC, protein quantitation, buffer preparation, buffer exchange)Apply for this job.