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 SummaryThe successful candidate will be expected to provide technical expertise in the design, execution, validation, and implementation of biological yield improvement or bad actor initiatives for virus manufacturing. The candidate will be expected to independently execute process development experiments, perform the associated analytical assays and analyze experimental results. The candidate will be expected to make decisions that impact their own work and act as a technical resource for project teams. The candidate will interact primarily with colleagues in GMT and Biological Product Manufacturing at either the Lincoln or Charles City sites. Interaction with VMRD as part of new-Product transfer teams will be required. Laboratory and/or manufacturing experience in biological manufacturing and/or testing is desirable.
Position ResponsibilitiesThe successful candidate will be expected to provide technical expertise in the design, execution, validation, and implementation of biological yield improvement or bad actor initiatives for virus manufacturing. The candidate will be expected to make decisions that impact their own work and act as a technical resource for project teams. Laboratory and/or manufacturing experience in biological manufacturing and/or testing is desirable. In addition to executing virus process experiments, the candidate will also be required to perform the corresponding analytical assays to determine virus yields and analyze experimental results.
Education and ExperienceBS or MS degree in a life science, (virology, biology, or microbiology), related engineering, or equivalent biological experience is preferred. At least 4-6 years of demonstrated competency in virus process work or performance of bioanalytical methods is required.
Technical Skills and CompetenciesBiological laboratory experience at bench-scale or manufacturing is desirable, as well as knowledge of antigen production systems and/or testing. A working knowledge of experimental design and experience in SAP, GLP or GMP is also desirable. High degree of personal motivation and attention to detail. Strong oral and written communication, excellent interpersonal skills, Strong commitment to product quality, continuous improvement and working knowledge of RFT (Right First Time) principles. Physical Position RequirementsTypical laboratory working conditions of standing/sitting at the workbench, good manual dexterity, capable of lifting 20-50 lbs. routinely or sitting at the computer. Some travel may be required as part of project transfers. Occasional weekend work to monitor experiments that are in-progress will be required.