Parasitologist Job Description Sample
Global Therapeutics Research Parasitologist
The Parasitology Research and Development group at Zoetis has a track record of success in discovering and marketing novel parasiticides for livestock and companion animals. The team is seeking a motivated veterinary parasitology researcher, with a keen interest in the discovery of novel parasiticides. The successful applicant will represent the group on multi-disciplinary teams, to manage and run in vitro and in vivo parasite models of commercially important parasites, both in-house and with external vendors.
Support the parasitology research and development team to meet its objectives. Participate in research and development project teams to discover and develop veterinary parasiticides.
Independently design and conduct in vitro and in vivo parasite model studies to evaluate novel parasiticides. This will involve writing and maintaining Animal Use Protocols; developing and writing study protocols; study monitoring; data collection and interpretation and reporting. Scientific input into refinement of existing models or development of novel parasite models to facilitate project progression.
Lead and/or participate in multi-disciplinary teams and work in close collaboration with a range of scientists and clinicians from multiple disciplines across the organization. Publish and present results to facilitate the objectives of Zoetis, both internally and to external scientific audiences. Maintain contact with universities, private research institutions, government laboratories, producers and producer's associates on relevant scientific matters.
Provide expertise within and across functions in the field of parasitology. Train/mentor other scientists. Up to 5% travel may be required.
Minimum Skills, Education, Experience and Attributes:
PhD in veterinary parasitology or related discipline.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Fluency in English is mandatory.
Able to work both as a member of a team and independently, in a self-directed manner.
Desirable Skills, Education, Experience and Attributes:
Veterinary degree (DVM)
Previous experience in the Animal Health pharmaceutical/vaccine industry or of parasitology. Research in an academic or commercial environment.
Able to work efficiently under pressure to meet multiple project timelines.
Ability to understand, influence and motivate colleagues in a matrix organization.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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