Scientist, Viral Vaccines (Non-PhD)

Pearl River, New York
February 28 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. You will apply cutting-edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

Role Summary

Pfizer is currently developing COVID-19 and influenza vaccines based on mRNA technology as well as vaccines using other approaches.

In partnership with the Director of Viral Vaccines, the individual will work in the next generation of RNA vaccines and other modalities. This is a laboratory-based position in the Viral Vaccines group (Research).

  • Extensive molecular biology experience including cloning , sequencing analysis, DNA/RNA isolation, In vitro transcription, RT-qPCR, RNA manipulation and data analysis.
  • Experience in standard cell culture techniques under BSL2 conditions including transfection, electroporation...etc.
  • Analysis of protein expression in cells using Western-Blot and immunofluorescence among other techniques.
  • Other cell-based assays including luciferase expression, ELISA, Luminex, etc.
  • Assist in all virology experiments including generation of viruses and virology assays.


  • Familiarity with basic bioinformatic software tools for analyzing gene sequencing data.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and relevant scientific software, including graphing/statistical analysis tools is expected.
  • Ability to work well in sight of aggressive timelines and excellence in multitasking.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented individual capable of keeping laboratory inventories up to date.
  • Demonstrate curiosity and creative desire to answer scientific questions.

  • Degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Virology, or a related scientific field. MS with 4 years of research experience, or BS with 6 years of laboratory research experience. Industry experience preferred.
  • Previous knowledge and experience working on Influenza virus is a plus.
  • BSL3 experience desirable.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: March 4, 2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Package: YES
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

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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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