Associate Scientist

Pearl River, New York
June 13 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Cell Culture Team (CCT) in High-throughput Clinical Immunoassays and Diagnostics (HCID) provides high-quality cultured eukaryotic cells to various laboratories within Pfizer Vaccines Reseach and Development (VRD) to support the research and development of our extensive vaccines pipeline. The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to preparing, qualifying and maintaining inventory of various reagents for cell culture and assay work, monitoring the performance of the various cell lines, recording data into our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), growing, expanding and supplying different types of adherent or suspension cell lines as needed for assay development and regulated testing and helping to improve cell production processes to accommodate the increasing damand for cells.

As an integral member of the dynamic team, the incumbent must have a strong, positive work ethic and be highly collaborative with the other group members.

Conducts all activities and makes decisions that are in accordance with Company policies & SOPs, Pfizer Values, &global regulatory guidelines (including cGMP/cGLP/cGCP), environmental guidelines, as appropriate, etc.


Order laboratory supplies such as plasticware consumables and reagents as needed for daily laboratory operation. Contribute and review documentation associated with protocols and SOPs, including data archiving, data review. Present experimental results at group meetings and project meetings. Write monthly progress report if applicable. Where applicable, performs job responsibilities in compliance with cGXP regulations. Satisfactorily completes all training in conformance with departmental requirements.


This position interacts and collaborates with laboratory analysts who work outside of the CCT, as well as other CCT laboratory analysts and CCT leadership.


Financial Accountability

This position provides information to the CCT supervisor regarding any equipment and supplies needed to accomplish assigned tasks.


The incumbent is responsible for planning her (his) daily workflow to complete the tasks/experiments outlined by the direct supervisor, project leaders, and management.


BS/BA degree in life science (e.g. biology, cell biology, immunology, virology, microbiology) with at least 0-2 years of experience, or MA/MS.

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Hands-on experience with sterile technique, pipetting, performing simple calculations, typing, basic problem-solving microscopy, flow cytometry is preferred.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • The capacity to work effectively in a team-oriented environment on several research programs simultaneously with aggressive timelines.


Work is primarily performed at the laboratory bench and at an office desk using a computer. The job involves lifting relatively light loads, not more than 10 pounds. This position might require occasional weekend work to meet critical timelines.

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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