Pfizer

Associate Scientist, Viral immunology

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Pearl River, New York
Salary
Competitive
Posted
November 16 2020
Ref
4792846
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
Why Patients Need You

Pfizer's purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer's purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

As an Associate Scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you'll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. You will have the important role to generate high-quality immunoassay data in a regulated Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) setting to support Pfizer's vaccine programs according to Standard Operating Procedures. You will support the technology transfer and integration of new laboratory immunoassays into the cGLP space, support assay validation projects and monitor immunoassay lifecycle. In addition, you will also support throughput activities and provide testing support for clinical and non-clinical research programs.

Your strong foundation in general scientific practice, its principles and concepts will help in meeting critical deadlines. You will be relied on as a technical contributor to assess the assigned tasks and make decisions that involve direct application of your knowledge.

It is your hard work and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Perform ELISpot/FluoroSpot-based assays to measure cellular (B-cell and T-cell) immune response to vaccine candidates in preclinical and clinical studies.
  • Ability to perform flow cytometry and Luminex-based assays to investigate the cellular phenotype and function.
  • Analyze, document and report data in accordance with Pfizer/cGLP requirements. In collaboration with manager, interpret and summarize experimental data. Present experimental results at group meetings.
  • Assist in ordering supplies from internal inventory and prepare reagents/supplies necessary for bio-functional assay work.
  • Maintain a detailed inventory of reagents such as antibodies, controls, cell stock in LN freezer,reference standards etc.
  • Exercise and build basic team effectiveness skills {e.g., commitment, feedback, consensus management} within the immediate work group.
  • Perform job responsibilities in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices/ Good Laboratory Practice (cGMP/GLP) and all other regulatory agency requirements.
  • Stay current on all departmental and corporate training.


Qualifications

Must-Have
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences or Master's degree in Immunology, with 1-2 years of laboratory research experience
  • Knowledge of methods in cellular immunology is highly preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to collaborate and work in team environment
  • Good Computer skills including word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software
  • Basic laboratory training in aseptic technique is essential.
  • Ability to work with human/non-human primate (NHP) samples and infectious agents safely.
  • The capacity to work effectively in a highly visible research program with time-constrained milestones.


Nice-to-Have
  • Pharmaceutical and biotech drug discovery experience
  • Analyze antibody responses to vaccine candidates using techniques that include (but are not limited to) cell culture, hemagglutination inhibition assays, neutralization assays, ELISAs.
  • Experience in developing and troubleshooting bioassays designed to assess antibody functionality


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Other Job Details:
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


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