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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: Topeka, KS, US

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Location: Topeka, Kansas, United States
Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
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Hill’s Pet Nutrition Center, Topeka, KS is seeking a highly creative and motivated postdoctoral research scientist with a strong background in molecular or cell biology to join our high-impact research program interested in supporting interdisciplinary projects in biological sciences, nutrition, and genomics within the Life Science Laboratory. The position will focus on establishing newer in vitro model systems and laboratory techniques to help in understanding cell signaling pathways and disease biology leading to solving problems in pet health and wellness. This is a full time position for duration of 2 years.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


•  Establish, optimize, and validate new and innovative biological assays as required by the Research Plan by performing molecular biology experiments on the bench


•  Data analysis including interpreting, summarizing, and reporting data in the form of final reports, technical summaries, and external scientific publications and presentations


•  Simultaneously manage multiple projects, research and assess novel biological techniques and provide guidance to laboratory technicians and scientists to establish such techniques.


•   Collaborate with nutritionists, bioinformaticians, veterinarians, and internal subject matter experts to establish novel biological assays to facilitate delivery of new technology


•   Cultivate relationships with researchers and clinicians outside of Hill’s to elevate Hills’ science by identifying opportunities for innovation.


Education/ Experience Requirements


Basic qualifications include: 


  • A completed PhD in molecular biology, physiology, biomedical sciences, or a related scientific field


  • Ability to work independently, detail-oriented, and with problem-solving and organizational skills


  • Ability to work in the US without sponsorship



Preferred qualifications include:


  • Experience with interdisciplinary skills in cell biology including genome-editing and transcriptomics
  • Experience in analytical, oral and communication skills
  • Knowledge of current advances in RNA and DNA sequencing
  • Knowledge of molecular biology technique "PCR" 

Expected Areas of Skills


  • Knowledge of CRISPR-genome editing technology in vitro is highly desired
  • Knowledge of cell culture, microscopy, and microfluidics is desired




Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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