Post-Doctoral Scientist

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

Zoetis US Kalamazoo, MI

Zoetis US
Kalamazoo, MI
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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.


The vaccine development group within Zoetis Veterinary Medicine Research and Development is seeking a talented and experienced individual who will develop novel techniques for assessing the concentration of biologically relevant antigens in vaccine products.

The ideal candidate will have experience in protein or carbohydrate characterization. The individual should have a background in antigen-antibody interactions and at least 1 year of relevant experience in vaccine research and development. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. The ideal candidate will have experience with antibody phage display techniques.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Independently design and implement state-of-the-art technologies for characterizing and quantifying antigens in vaccines relevant to animal health diseases. These technologies may include but are not limited to cell-based assays, mass spectrometry, and electron microscopy, application of novel approaches for developing immunoassays, Flow-cytometry, and surface plasmon resonance.

* Collaboration with other groups

* Documentation, reporting, and communication of results in laboratory notebooks, technical reports, PowerPoint presentations, and oral presentations.

* Interfacing with other scientists internally and externally and may include interacting with regulatory agencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Ph.D. in Protein Chemistry, Immunology, Biochemistry, or Biological Sciences.

* Strong publication history demonstrating success in his/her field.

* Expertise in at least one of the following areas: immunoassays, Western blot, Surface Plasmon Resonance, chromatography, protein binding assays ,immunology, vaccinology, Flow-cytometry, cell-based assays, monoclonal/polyclonal antibody generation, or antibody phage display

The ideal candidate would possess:

* 1+ years of relevant experience in vaccine research and development

* Experience in antibody phage display technology and its applications

* Understanding of antigen (protein or carbohydrate) interactions in complex

* Experience in protein purification techniques

* Ability to work well within a team environment

* Good oral and written communication skills

* Ability to work efficiently by organizing and prioritizing work effectively