Associate Scientist, High-Throughput Clinical Immunoassays and Diagnostics

Pearl River, New York
May 03 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

As an Associate Scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you'll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. The primary purpose of this position is to assist, develop and perform all aspects of preclinical and clinical functional assays, including, but not limited to serum bactericidal assay (SBA) using robotics or manual method, including all required documentation. Also, included activities are preparation of buffers, media, qualification of assay reagents and other duties assigned as necessary. All of the above includes practicing laboratory safety at all times. All work is to be done in a compliant manner according to relevant SOP guidelines and GLP and/or GMP guidelines, as required.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Performs bacterial biofunctional assays, including meningococcal serum bactericidal assays (SBA), as part of exploratory, developmental, qualification and clinical study throughput.
  • This includes (i) making necessary media, buffers and reagents; (ii) experimentation leading to successful development, qualification and execution of robust assay and (iii) testing clinical study specimen throughput.
  • Present experimental results at group, project and department meetings. Write progress reports, as necessary.
  • Where applicable, performs job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements.
  • Satisfactorily completes 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.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.



  • Bachelor's Degree - 0-3 years
  • Laboratory experience in a relevant field of science.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to collaborate and work in team environment.
  • Good Computer skills including word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software.


  • Pharmaceutical and biotech drug discovery experience.
  • Knowledge of Luminex technology, mammalian cells and aseptic techniques.
  • Experience in developing and troubleshooting bioassays designed to assess antibody functionality.

Other Job Details:
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES
  • Eligible for relocation support


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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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