Technical Services Scientist/Sr. 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.Job Duties:Provide technical expertise in the design, execution, validation, and implementation of biological yield improvement initiatives for vaccine manufacturing to support Charles City Zoetis products. Expertise in the following areas is sought: * Viral Antigen Manufacturing * Bacterin Antigen Manufacturing * Poultry Antigen Manufacturing * Biological Vaccine Formulation * Lyophilization Expertise * Lean Six Sigma Expertise Work will involve technical support of new products, change control process improvements, and site to site transfers. Individuals will work and partner with VMRD, QA, GMS, Regulatory Affairs, Technical Services, and other Zoetis Centers. Candidates must be capable of evaluating, recommending, and applying state-of-the-art technology in vaccine manufacturing. Incumbents will be responsible for ensuring that the needs of the business are met by establishing analytical methods and process metrics. Lead and/or participate in site and cross-functional project/investigation teams. Provide leadership in effective communications and training/development of department staff consistent with Zoetis leadership practices and values. Direct development and training of personnel to consistently achieve timely and decisive resolution of key site investigations including identification of root cause. Champion the identification, evaluation, and implementation of cutting edge science to assure Zoeits is provided with effective and appropriate vaccine manufacturing and analytical platforms. Maintain a high level of contemporary knowledge in the technical disciplines appropriate to vaccine development, manufacture, and testing. Explore and implement new technology as available. Qualifications: * BS in a life science, (virology, bacteriology or immunology) or equivalent biological manufacturing experience is required. Demonstrated competency in process and analytical methods development, process/cleaning validation, cell culture, and media optimization.
* The individual should have a good working knowledge of SAP and the Zoeits change control process as well as experience in production scale concentration and filtration and other key production operations * Laboratory and/or manufacturing experience in biological manufacturing and/or testing is highly desirable, as well as knowledge of Charles City”s antigen production systems, biological product formulation, and/or testing. A working knowledge of vaccine production methods and experimental design and experience in GLP or GMP is also desirable. Strong knowledge of USDA and EU regulatory systems and Charles City Outlines of Production desired.
* Strong technical/analytical skills and possess a high degree of personal motivation. Strong oral and written communication, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to interact across divisional boundaries. Strong commitment to product quality, continuous improvement and working knowledge of RFT (Right First Time) and Lean principles. * Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate employees to meet defined objectives is recommended. Strong commitment to customer service.
Associate Level: BS Degree with 2 years experience Scientist Level: BS Degree with 4 years experience/MS Degree