Associate Scientist - HCID

Pearl River, New York
March 07 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.


The role of the incumbent is to perform biofunctional assays to support and monitor the immune responses elicited by Pfizer's vaccine candidates in phase 2/3 clinical studies. This role will be responsible for performing biofunctional assays to support clinical testing of human serum samples in the Neutralization Assay Group using a robotic liquid handling workstation. As an integral member of this dynamic team, the incumbent must have a strong work ethic and be highly collaborative with 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.


  • Perform experiments related to the development and optimization of biofunctional assays.
  • Execute testing of preclinical and clinical samples to meet program timelines.
  • Ensure laboratory equipment is meeting company's compliance guidelines including preventative maintenance and monthly calibrations.
  • 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.


  • B.S. in a relevant field.
  • 0-2 years of experience in the industry.
  • Laboratory experience in biology, immunology, virology, and/or microbiology.
  • Familiarity with biofunctional assay development is a plus.
  • Experience handling infectious agents and biological materials safely, including toxins and viruses.
  • Robotic and automation experience is a plus.
  • Experience following GLP guidelines, including adhering to SOPs, instrument IOQ/PQ, good documentation practices.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Comfortable using GraphPad Prism and JMP is a plus.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: March 19, 2021
  • 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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