Pfizer

Scientist, Bioassay Development

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Pearl River, New York
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 02 2021
Ref
4805811
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
This is a laboratory-based position within the Vaccine Research and Development - Analytical Development group. The candidate will assist with development of robust analytical assays and execute assay qualification and transfer studies in support of early vaccine development for a range of moieties such as proteins, mRNA, and glycoconjugates. Assays include molecular biology based techniques such as but not limited to ddPCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, nucleic acid extraction and cloning, gel electrophoresis, and macromolecule blotting and probing . In addition, the candidate will provide analytical support for bioprocess and formulation development by performing routine and non-routine sample testing.

  • Provide lab-based assay development support for molecular biology based techniques such as but not limited to ddPCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, nucleic acid extraction and cloning, gel electrophoresis, and macromolecule blotting and probing.
  • Effectively use ICH guidelines for method qualification to assist with planning and execution of assay development, qualification and transfer studies with a moderate degree of independence.
  • Analyze data using appropriate statistics, where needed.
  • Provide sample testing support for process development, formulation development, critical reagent characterization and for on-going stability studies.
  • Document experiments, analyze data, and provide conclusions obtained from assay development and sample testing experiments contemporaneously in either an electronic or paper notebook as directed.
  • Contribute to authoring technical documents including development reports, analytical test methods, and method qualification reports.
  • Read scientific and technical literature to stay current in the field and to bring new and improved technologies to the laboratory. Provide daily laboratory operations support.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • BS degree in biology or related discipline with 2-4 years relevant experience or an MS plus 1-2 years of related work experience is required.
  • A strong background in molecular biology techniques and familiarity with qualification using ICH guidelines is essential.
  • Experience in vaccine analytical assay development is essential.
  • Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Previous experience with developing assays using molecular biology based techniques such as but not limited to ddPCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, nucleic acid extraction and cloning, gel electrophoresis, and macromolecule blotting and probing.
  • Experience with documentation of laboratory notebook in an electronic format.


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Standard laboratory conditions - sitting, standing, primarily lab based


NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • 40 hours per week.


Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 21, 2021
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES


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