Associate Scientist, Bioassay & Impurity Testing (Non PhD)

Chesterfield, Missouri
March 04 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.

Role Summary

Pfizer is seeking a talented individual to join our ARD organization to enable development of biological therapeutics and vaccines. The Associate Scientist position within the Bioassay and Impurity Testing Group will be responsible for supporting the development and lifecycle maintenance of bioassays (ELISA, Cell Based & qPCR) used to evaluate the potency of biological candidates in clinical development. This position will provide laboratory support and contribute data and knowledge to the development of a diverse portfolio of biotherapeutics including monoclonal antibodies, fusion proteins, vaccines, and other novel biological modalities. The successful candidate will have general knowledge of the development of immunoassays and cell-based functional assays.


  • Responsible for performing a variety of qPCR, immunological and cell-based testing and applying these methods to a broad range of biotherapeutics.
  • The candidate must be able to interact and communicate effectively with peers and leaders as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Documentation of analytical results according to cGMP practices.
  • The candidate must thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task are required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology or related field with 1-2 years experience or MS degree with 0-1 year experience.
  • Proven record of delivering results in a fast paced environment and effective communication to project teams.
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills and good interpersonal skills.
  • Good documentation skills with high attention to detail, strong organizational skills, team oriented.
  • Experience with Quality Systems in a Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} environment.
  • Experience with laboratory data systems.
  • Hands on experience or working knowledge in Pharmaceutical industry in handling of analytical instruments.
  • Knowledge of drug development process for progression of biological incumbents.

  • Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: March 16, 2021
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

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