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Postdoctoral Scientist

Company: Zoetis
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:


The Poultry Biologics group is seeking a talented, versatile, innovative, and highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist with expertise in molecular virology and protein expression systems to significantly contribute to the discovery and development of poultry vaccines. The Global Biologics group identifies, designs, and develops novel biological products to address economically impactful diseases or conditions in livestock and companion animals. The candidate will design and implement R&D programs to advance vaccine development within Poultry Biologicals. The candidate will participate on multifunctional research teams including but not limited to research, analytical, formulation, and clinical. This is a laboratory position that requires expertise in virology, cellular biology, and molecular biology techniques. The ideal candidate will have relevant, hypothesis-driven research experience focused on virology and protein expression platforms and demonstrated ability to establish in vitro assays. Knowledge of and/or interest in protein biochemistry, protein engineering, epitope mapping, immunology, vaccinology is a plus. Excellent analytical, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. The position is based in Kalamazoo (Michigan, USA) with frequent interactions with colleagues and external partners located around the globe.


  • Review, interpret and apply relevant literature applicable to the research goal.
  • Embrace, evaluate, and enable new technologies for the purpose of improving existing capabilities.
  • Apply knowledge of biological, analytical, microbiological, and molecular biology science in the design and execution of experiments to advance projects.
  • Serve as a technical resource to project teams by providing support in virology, protein expression platforms, protein engineering and biochemistry, required for successful project delivery. This includes open communication of experimental findings with team members, peers, and management.
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement by conducting laboratory experiments to evaluate and implement new technologies.
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues in analytical, formulation and clinical.
  • Systematically optimize analytical parameters to establish useful and robust assays for biological products.
  • Independent and critical scientific thinking. High attention to detail.
  • Document experiments in electronic laboratory notebooks and records according to scientific protocol and applicable Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Management of lab supplies and operation of equipment autonomously.
    • Minimum: Ph.D. in biology, molecular biology, immunology, vaccinology, microbiology, or related fields with experience in virology and protein expression systems.
      • Desirable: Experience in the fields of analytical methods, recombinant virus expression systems, protein biochemistry, protein engineering, epitope mapping, immunology, vaccinology.
        • Demonstrated ability to design, analyze and interpret data, develop assays, and perform immunology methods.
          • Required:
          • Strong documentation skills. Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
          • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (writing and verbal). Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. Collaboration across teams. Demonstration of initiative and self-motivation.
          • Strong technical knowledge in molecular biology (cloning, recombination, PCR, DNA synthesis, bioinformatic tools, gel electrophoresis, sequencing, sequence analysis, transfection, DNA/RNA extraction, SDS-PAGE, probing, bloting), virology (cell culture, virus propagation, recombination, growth studies, stocks), protein expression platforms (protein engineering, expression, extraction, purification, quantification, Western Bot, ELISA).
          • Desirable:
          • Protein biochemistry methods (glycosylation analysis, mass spectrometry, SEC).
          • Immunology Methods (flow cytometry, ELISpot)
          • Clinical Studies Design
            Full time

            Fixed Term/Temporary (Fixed Term)


            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. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com to request an accommodation. 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.by Jobble

Keywords: Zoetis, Kalamazoo , Postdoctoral Scientist, Other , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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