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SR Associate Scientist/Scientist/Sr Scientist- Protein Biochemist

Company: Zoetis Spain SL
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Fort Collins Zoetis is seeking a talented and experienced protein biochemist to assist at the bench with protein purification and analytical characterization, contributing to research in Global Therapeutics Research at Zoetis. This individual will partner with project teams to plan and perform protein chemistry activities including protein purification by affinity methods, SDS-PAGE analysis, analytical SEC, buffer preparation, protein quantitation, protein binding assays and dialysis. The successful candidate should have knowledge of antibodies and/or protein interactions and the biochemical properties therein. Excellent communication, teamwork, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. Some travel required.Please note: This position is for a fixed term of 3.5 years.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Protein purification (mAbs, therapeutic proteins, reagent proteins) by affinity or native methods
  • Use and troubleshoot the AKTA suite of purification instruments
  • Analytical characterization of proteins by SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, and analytical SEC
  • Protein binding experiments using SPR or BLI techniques
  • Perform high-throughput sample testing in an organized and timely manner
  • Quantitate proteins by UV and BCA assay
  • Dialyze and concentrate proteins
  • Sterile filtration and vialing
  • Maintain electronic laboratory notebooks, prepare precise technical report summaries, analysis and maintain appropriate documentation
  • Self-motivation, excellent communication, attention to detail, organizational and problem-solving skills, and an ability to work independently are essential
  • Work closely with team leads to identify potential therapeutic substrate
  • Directly communicate with external partners for collaborations and outsourcing.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    • Educational background: Minimum: Bachelor's degree/MS/PhD or equivalent in scientific discipline with emphasis in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, engineering or related disciplines with 1-3 years of hands on experience
    • Training and experience with protein purification techniques and instrumentation a plus (AKTA Unicorn suite, HPLC)
    • Working knowledge of and/or skills in protein characterization (SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, SEC, protein quantitation, buffer preparation)
    • Experience with SPR and BLI for characterization of protein-protein interactions
    • Ability to perform basic dilution and stoichiometric calculations
    • Ability to think critically and relate assay results to biophysical/biochemical protein properties
    • Ability to work independently with ambiguity and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
    • Self-starter, able to prioritize work and work efficiently, design experiments with minimal supervision, and able work across teams remotely and face-to-face.
    • Experience interacting with CROs or external partnerships
    • Excellent verbal/written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, BLAST, Vector NTI or equivalentADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Work environment:The placement of this position will be primarily in Fort Collins, CO and is a lab-based position. Occasional travel to R&D headquarters in Kalamazoo, MI may also be requested.The person filling this position will work 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 organismsZoetis 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.Full timeFixed Term/Temporary (Fixed Term)ColleagueZoetis 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. Full time JR00007504 About Us Join Zoetis - and build your career with a global animal health company dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Why Zoetis Zoetis has more than--60 years of experience in delivering innovative, high-quality products and services that benefit our customers. Zoetis work environment At Zoetis, we take pride in a collaborative spirit and high-performing environment where every colleague is given room to learn and grow. Your opportunities at Zoetis We invest in our people and offer diverse and exciting opportunities to make a difference in a growing global industry while shaping the future of animal health. Results that matter Our colleagues make an impact by working hand-in-hand with those who raise and care for animals to better understand and address the unique real-world challenges they face.

Keywords: Zoetis Spain SL, Fort Collins , SR Associate Scientist/Scientist/Sr Scientist- Protein Biochemist, Other , Fort Collins, Colorado

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