Senior Associate 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.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 SUMMARY:The Assay Design and Protein Therapeutics group is seeking a talented and experienced cell biologist to contribute to our efforts in Global Therapeutics Research at Zoetis. The ADaPT group partners with therapeutic areas and project teams to design novel substrate and build robust testing funnels for a variety of therapeutic approaches that improve diseases or conditions in companion animals as well as livestock species (cattle, swine, poultry).
The successful candidate should have at least 1 year of relevant experience in mammalian expression systems, molecular biology, and protein characterization. Experience with recombinant protein expression in Human Embryonic Kidney cells and experience with wave bioreactors is desired but not required. Knowledge of antibodies and/or protein interactions is a plus. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: * Routine maintenance and expansion of mammalian Human Embryonic Kidney cells and/or Chinese Hamster Ovary cells * Transient protein expression and cell harvesting * Affinity protein purification and protein characterization * Molecular biology and mutagenesis * Collaborate across multiple scientific disciplines EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: * Educational background: BS or MS (molecular or cellular biology, immunology, biochemistry, engineering, or related field). * At least 1 year of relevant experience in mammalian expression systems, molecular biology, and protein characterization. * Training or experience in biological sciences focusing on protein expression, purification, protein engineering and characterization. * Experience with mammalian expression systems, affinity chromatography, and wave bioreactors. *
Experience in protein biochemistry, including SDS PAGE protein gels, Western gels, ELISA, and analytical SEC. * Experience with molecular biology and molecular cloning techniques including DNA isolation, PCR, and mutagenesis. * Self-starter, able to prioritize work and work efficiently with minimal supervision and work across teams * Comfortable maintaining lab supplies and managing equipment autonomously * Excellent verbal/written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills * Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Work environment: The person filling this position will work predominantly in a laboratory setting. There may be exposure to animal pathogens and chemicals. There may be handling of, and/or exposure to, animal tissue and zoonotic organisms.