Quality Scientist III
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.POSITION SUMMARYThis Quality Scientist III position is responsible for executing department specific tasks in accordance with all applicable cGMPs and compliant with Corporate/site procedures, regulations and policies. This role will serve as the Subject Matter Expert for specific technology and/or assays. Provide support to the workgroup for routine testing and processing of daily samples. Communicate with production regarding test completion and routine questions. This role will troubleshoot testing and equipment issues and conduct Method 1 Investigations, as needed. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES * Testing in process samples, (including but not limited to Environmental Monitoring (EM), Water Samples, Seeds, Antigen), blended vaccines and final containers for all applicable assays utilizing good aseptic practices with minimal supervision. Chemistry and/or microbiology disciplines involved with testing. * Understand the performance and trending of the assays responsible for and maintaining all critical reagents with minimal guidance * Maintain daily testing schedules. * Execute and report laboratory investigational protocols. * Write and revise Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Methods * Write investigations when necessary utilizing Method 1 and the DMAIC process of their own work and assist in the investigations of work done by others.
* Assist with outline of production reviews as required * Clean and maintain lab equipment, instrumentation and facilities * Properly navigate the QC software packages used during routine work. Assume an administrative role as required. * Trending analysis and write quarterly reports as required by ZQS * Assist with peer data reviews. * Participate in the Select Agents program training and/or testing as needed in QC lab 9343, as applicable to workgroup * Work independently and exercise good time management for assigned workload (High level of productivity).
* Complete verification of peer”s work.
* Maintain appropriate departmental cGMP documentation. * Execute all written procedures. * Effectively work in a team environment and communicate with multiple departments EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEBA/BS plus 2 years experience OR AA plus 5 years experienceSelect Agent trainedLAT certification preferred * General knowledge of the following software programs: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint * Strong attention to detail, ability to work well independently and as a part of a team, and to work effectively with people at all levels within the organization. * Proactively seeks out opportunities for improvements and takes action with minimal direction * Applies problem solving skills in a team environment * High level of understanding of multiple technologies and/or assays within the workgroup. * Proficiency of 90% of the testing within the workgroup. * Ability to lift approximately 20 pounds