Associate Scientist - Reagents Management

Pearl River, New York
June 06 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. You will participate in all High Throughput Clinical Testing (HTCT) activities including but not limited to robotic and manual preparation of samples and reagents for preclinical and clinical serology. It also requires critical data review to support troubleshooting, qualification, and other lab projects. The position requires all work to be done in a compliant manner according to SOP(s), GLP, or GMP guidelines, as required. As an integral member of this dynamic clinical testing team, the incumbent must have a strong, positive work ethic and be highly collaborative with the other group members. All of the above includes practicing laboratory safety at all times.

Your strong foundation in general scientific practice, its principles and concepts will help in meeting critical deadlines. You will be relied on as a technical contributor to assess the assigned tasks and make decisions that involve direct application of your knowledge. It is your hard work and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Exercise and build basic team effectiveness skills {e.g., commitment, feedback, consensus management} within the immediate work group.
  • Perform job responsibilities in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices/ Good Laboratory Practice (cGMP/GLP) and all other regulatory agency requirements.
  • Assist in updating and writing documents associated Reagents Management, including information/data archiving, Standard Operating Procedure, and status reports.
  • Assist in ordering supplies from internal inventory and prepare reagents/supplies necessary for Reagents Management.
  • Perform all aspects of sample and reagent preparation to support clinical trials and development work.
  • Complete required documentation for laboratory work involving sample and reagent preparation. This includes data organization/review, and qualification documents when relevant.
  • Maintain a detailed inventory of freezer reagents such as controls, proficiency panels, human sera, polysaccharides etc.
  • Present progress on reagent qualifications to colleagues and senior management.
  • Collect and analyze data on a per project basis to support troubleshooting, qualification, and other lab projects.
  • Stay current on all departmental and corporate training.



  • Bachelor's Degree or Masters degree in a relevant field
  • 0-3 years of laboratory experience in a relevant field of science
  • Hands on experience in a laboratory setting
  • 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 aseptic technique
  • Experience with inventory management

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

Sunshine Act

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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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