Associate Scientist

Pearl River, New York
February 16 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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

The associate scientist is responsible for providing laboratory equipment support for the execution preclinical and clinical serology studies to support vaccine development & clinical studies. This work will be performed within the Robotics and Automation area of the High-throughput Clinical Immunoassay and Diagnostics (HCID) group within Pfizer Vaccine Research & Development (VRD). The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing daily, weekly or monthly equipment maintenance. In addition, the associate scientist may train other analysts. All work is to be performed in a compliant manner, according to applicable SOPs and cGxP guidelines, as required.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Perform routine maintenance of multiple types of laboratory equipment.
  • The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, periodic equipment maintenance, troubleshooting of equipment issues, requesting work orders for equipment repairs and timely communication with assay groups.
  • Complete required documentation for all laboratory work. This includes the use of laboratory information management systems and/or paper forms.
  • May train other analysts on established, basic technologies that he/she has become proficient.
  • May participate in the qualification of new instruments following established protocols or scripts.
  • Satisfactorily complete all required laboratory, cGxP and safety training, in conformance with departmental requirements.
  • Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with cGxP and all other regulatory agency requirements.


  • Laboratory experience in a relevant field of science including but not limited to microbiological techniques acquired in academic/industrial setting.
  • Strong communication and computer/technical skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to collaborate and work in team environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Experience troubleshooting and maintaining laboratory equipment

  • Ability to lift 10lbs

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: March 5, 2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Package: YES
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

Sunshine Act

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer 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. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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