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Technical Services Scientist

Company: Zoetis, Inc
Location: Charles City
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Position SummaryProvide technical expertise in the design, execution, validation, troubleshooting, and implementation ofbiological yield improvement initiatives for vaccine manufacturing to support CharlesZoetis products. Expertise in the following areas is sought:

  • SAP and change control
  • Document preparation; BOMs, SOPs, Test Specifications, Manufacturing Directions
  • Viral Antigen Manufacturing
  • Bacterin Antigen Manufacturing
  • Poultry Antigen Manufacturing
  • Biological Vaccine Formulation
  • Downstream Processing Expertise
  • Lyophilization Expertise
  • Lean Six Sigma Expertise
  • Process Engineering ExpertisePosition Responsibilities
    • With minimal supervision provide technical support for new products, change control process improvements, and site to site transfers
    • 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.
    • Identify, evaluate, and implement cutting edge science to assure Zoetis 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.Education and Experience
      • Specialist Level: BA/BS with 4 years of experience OR MS with 0-2 years of experience.
        • Degree in Microbiology, Virology, Immunology, Biological Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related technical field.
        • Associate Level: BA/BS with 2 years' experience.
        • Must have strong technical/analytical skills and possess a high degree of personal motivation.
        • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact across divisional boundaries.Technical Skills Requirements
          • 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 is 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 apply process engineering principles to troubleshoot process/equipment related issues effectively and to design/conduct scale up studies is highly preferred
          • Demonstrated ability to lead investigations by performing technical evaluation followed by implementation of change initiatives to ensure robust process improvements.
          • Knowledge of APHIS, VMD, USDA regulations applicable to the Pharmaceutical/Biological industry is preferred.Physical Position Requirements
            • Must be able to walk or stand for long periods of time.
            • Must be able to reach above shoulder level, bend/stoop, push/pull, and handle/grip frequently.
            • Must be able to work scheduled 40 hours with the ability to work overtime as needed.
            • Travel to Lincoln, NE, Kalamazoo, MI, and potential international travel
            • Gowning into production areas
            • Work some weekends due to experimental designs
            • Frequent lifting and carrying of 5 to 25 lbsFull timeRegularColleagueAny unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.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 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 site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". 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.

Keywords: Zoetis, Inc, Rochester , Technical Services Scientist, IT / Software / Systems , Charles City, Minnesota

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