Biomarker Data Science Analyst

Fort Collins, Colorado

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The following base pay range reflects the anticipated base pay for this position if a selected candidate were to be located in Colorado. Base pay may vary based on location and other factors.

Base Pay Range: $118-144K

[This position is eligible for short-term incentive compensation.] [The position is also eligible for long-term incentive.]

We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which includes healthcare, dental coverage, and retirement savings benefits along with paid holidays, vacation and disability insurance.

Role Description

A great opportunity to be part of Zoetis to work with early R&D labs developing treatments and diagnostics for diseases in companion animals and livestock. This position will apply Data Science / Machine Learning algorithms to a wide variety of small and large datasets, with the aim of identifying biomarkers of disease state, progression and therapeutic intervention. Special emphasis will be placed on biomarker discover within the context of systems biology, disease modeling, mechanism of action, and pathway analysis.

The successful candidate should have a PhD and relevant experience in analysis of biological systems using a variety of existing Data Science approaches, as well as the development of new and innovative techniques. The individual should have experience working with experimental biologists and data scientists, be effective at communicating biological principles, machine learning algorithm approaches, and statistics to multidisciplinary teams, and be comfortable generating a variety of visualizations of the underlying data and the analytic results. The successful candidate will have experience using linux operating systems, writing and editing shared, reusable code for reproducible analyses.

Role Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and apply various machine learning, AI, and statistical approaches to the analysis of Zoetis experimental data in support of biomarker discovery and systems biology.
  • Identify ML analytical methods, new to Zoetis, that can improve our understanding of chronic diseases, the immune system, mechanisms of action of therapeutics, and lead to new approaches to target and biomarker discovery.
  • Review analytic results of ML algorithms and determine potential knowledge gained from the use of different approaches.
  • Present biological knowledge gained from these results to multidisciplinary teams.

  • PhD or MS in Data Science, Biology, Immunology, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related field.
  • Experience using Data Science / Machine Learning techniques on multiple data types, evaluating most appropriate methods to the task.
  • Substantive experience writing DS / ML code in either R or Python, using shared coding tools (e.g., git), and running code on Linux as well as PC operating systems.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visualization communication skills with experimental and theoretical biologists.
  • Ability to work quickly and independently on analyses of group projects in a fast-paced, innovative environment requiring frequent project transitions.

  • Please note: This position is for a fixed term of 2 years.

Full time



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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.

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