Post-Doctoral Scientist - Parasite/Helminth Immunology
Zoetis

Kalamazoo, Michigan

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Company: Zoetis

Title: Post-Doctoral Position - Immunology (Parasite/Helminth Immunology)

Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

The Zoetis Global Therapeutics Research group is seeking an innovative and highly motivated Post -Doctoral immunologist (with a focus on parasite/helminth immunology) to contribute towards discovery and development of novel therapies. The team works across various therapeutic areas and is geared to understanding the immunological basis of inflammation, infectious/non-infectious disease, and host-pathogen interactions in order to identify, evaluate and progress therapeutic targets and substrates for companion animals and livestock.

Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of host-parasite interaction using in vitro systems.
  • Studies of cells from infected and/or vaccinated animals ex vivo.
  • Characterize immunological responses in in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo model systems using multiple technical approaches.
  • Perform routine and complex, specialized, laboratory procedures including cell culture and immunoassays.
  • Work closely with the Parasitology, Mechanistic Biology, and Genetics/Bioinformatics groups to provide expert advice/service in parasite immunology related experimental design and to implement quality controls to assure high scientific standards.

Basic Qualifications:

Suitable candidate will have a Ph.D. (or expected to receive a Ph.D. in the next few months) in immunology, preferably in parasite/helminth immunology. The applicant is expected to have experience and knowledge of the host innate and adaptive immunity, especially as it relates to parasite/helminth diseases. Experience in systems biology, vaccinology, and mode of actions of vaccines and immunomodulatory and/or immunostimulatory molecules or proteins, with an interest in the translational aspects of these research disciplines will be an advantage. Have enthusiasm to learn new immunoassays/techniques and investigate variety of different disease areas. Have ability to work independently in research projects within area of specialization. Candidate must also be a creative/independent thinker and with a track record of research in innate immunology and peer reviewed publications. Applicants should have excellent writing skills and able to work both independently and collaboratively.

Desired Skill sets:
  • In-depth knowledge of immunology and related techniques (cellular & molecular), with emphasis on parasite/helminth diseases.
  • Experience/knowledge in identification of innate and adaptive immune mechanisms of infectious diseases, with a special emphasis on parasite/helminth diseases.
  • Strong practical expertise in a range of immunological techniques (in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro) including cell culture (primary & immortalized, immune & non-immune), ELISAs, immunohistochemistry, and flow cytometry.
  • Expertise/knowledge in co-culture techniques to study immunological mechanisms of parasite/helminth infections with translation to in vivo models would be a plus.
  • Broad knowledge of cellular and molecular immunology, and immunology of inflammation and infectious diseases would be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with techniques in RNA/protein isolation and qPCR/RNA-Sequencing from tissue/cell-based assay systems.
  • Any experience or knowledge in utility/application of flow-based assays for either identification of therapeutic targets or identification and application for biomarkers in efficacy/safety studies would be an advantage.
  • Ability to plan and perform experiments independently, observe and record experiments/research and report accurately.
  • Writing skills for protocols, reports, journal manuscripts and Presentation skills.

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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.

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