Pfizer

Associate Scientist - Ligand Binding Immunoassays

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Pearl River, New York
Salary
Competitive
Posted
January 06 2021
Ref
4799889
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 assist in the lab-based development and qualification of ligand binding immunoassays for the detection of antibodies to novel candidate vaccines in support of candidate vaccine programs. The incumbent will also be involved in testing of pre-clinical and clinical sera samples. Responsibilities include generation and characterization of reagents, performance of experiments for development and qualification of assays, assay throughput for the pre-clinical and clinical studies and writing related procedures and reports.As an integral member of this dynamic team, the incumbent must have a strong work ethic and be highly collaborative with the other group members. All work is to be done in a compliant manner according to relevant SOP guidelines and GLP and/or GCLP guidelines, when required. 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 experiments to support development and qualification of ligand binding assays.
  • Perform assays to support critical assay reagent evaluation, qualification and troubleshooting.
  • Execute testing of preclinical and clinical samples to meet program timelines.
  • Collect, collate and analyze data on a per project basis and present summaries at the appropriate meetings.
  • Assist in updating and writing documents including standard operating procedures (SOPs), reagent reports, and data archiving.
  • Assist in maintaining the laboratory, including ordering/ restocking supplies, updating reagent inventory, and ensuring cleanliness.
  • Satisfactorily complete all cGMP/GLP and safety training in conformance with Departmental requirements.
  • Where applicable, performs job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Stay current on all departmental and corporate training.



Qualifications

Must-Have
  • BS in biological science, biochemistry or molecular biology. Minimum of 1 years of experience in relevant field.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments.
  • Experience working in a regulated laboratory environment.
  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment with shared resources and effectively communicate across teams.
  • Excellent record keeping abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Laboratory experience in a relevant field of science.
  • 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.



Nice-to-Have
  • Pharmaceutical and biotech drug discovery experience.
  • Knowledge of Luminex technology.
  • Experience in developing and troubleshooting ligand binding assays.


Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: February 15, 2020
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES


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