Manager - Companion Animal Clinical Development

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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016

Zoetis US Kalamazoo, MI

Company
Zoetis US
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
JR00001372
AJE Ref #
576171660
Location
Kalamazoo, MI
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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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.



Manager - Companion Animal Clinical Development



Job Scope:



The Zoetis Clinical Development team is seeking an experienced and motivated companion animal veterinarian, ideally with knowledge of both clinical research and also of the design and execution of companion animal clinical development studies. The successful applicant will support the design, execution, analysis and reporting of companion animal clinical research studies, contributing to this important component in the approval process for new and innovative veterinary medicines.



Responsibilities:



* Support the Clinical Development team to meet Zoetis project and portfolio goals related to new companion animal medicines

* Participate in research and development project teams to contribute to the licensure of new veterinary medicines for companion animals

* Provide companion animal and clinical development expertise to the multiple technical disciplines involved in bringing new medicines to market

* Plan, design and lead clinical studies and/or clinical programs for licensure of companion animal medicines. This may include consideration of appropriate study design, protocol generation, study monitoring, data collection (including use of electronic data capture [EDC] systems), data analysis and interpretation, as well as authoring and review of final reports.

* Ensure the collection and maintenance of accurate documentation to meet regulatory requirements for product licensure and to contribute to generation of dossiers for submission to regulatory agencies to support product licensure

* Maintain and develop a professional network of external experts, contract research organizations and study collaborators, for the purpose of designing and executing companion animal studies successfully

* Contribute to the identification of potential new research, development and market support opportunities in the field of companion animals

* Support regional efforts to promote the licensing of companion animal products

* Publish and present results to support Zoetis objectives

* Travel: approximately 20% travel may be required on an annual basis. Variable, depending upon project status.





Qualifications



Minimum Skills, Education, Experience and Attributes:



* Veterinary degree (DVM) with a minimum of two years' experience in companion animal clinical veterinary medicine

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Fluency in English is mandatory.

* Able to work both as a member of a team and also independently, in a self-directed manner

* Able to work efficiently under pressure to meet multiple project timelines

* Skilled technical writer

* Good computer and technology skills





Desirable Skills, Education, Experience and Attributes:



* Advanced clinical training or PhD in a field relevant to companion animals

* Previous experience in the Animal Health industry or of clinical research in an academic or commercial environment

* Experience of the design and execution of companion animal clinical development studies in the Animal Health Industry

* Understanding of the regulatory requirements for successful licensure of veterinary products

* Understanding and/or experience of electronic data capture (EDC) tools

* Ability to understand, influence and motivate colleagues in a matrix organization





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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. 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.