Pearl River, New York
June 15 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

This position is in the Emerging Technology and Diagnostic Assay group of the Clinical and Diagnostic Assay Development organization within Vaccines Research and Development. The primary function of this group is to evaluate new research technologies and develop serological diagnostic assays. The incumbent will be an active member of the team and contribute to developing, qualifying, and transferring diagnostic assays in support of Pfizer's vaccine programs. He/she will be expected to execute and document experiments in a cohesive manner that addresses the assigned research objectives in an independent fashion and contribute to the setting of objectives in a team setting. The incumbent is expected to interpret and communicate experimental data that were generated by adhering to standard operating procedures, as well as procedures based on new principles and technologies. The incumbent is responsible for writing/reviewing technical reports and protocols that describe the test methods, experimental results and/or the operation of laboratory instruments. As an integral member of a dynamic team, the incumbent must have a strong work ethic and be highly collaborative. All work is to be done in a compliant manner according to relevant SOP guidelines and GLP and/or GCLP guidelines, when required.

  • Demonstrates an initiative in performing experiments, analyzing data and drawing conclusions
  • Aids in the design of experimental procedures. Analyzes experimental data using basic statistical analyses. Summarizes data and communicates results to supervisor and in team meetings.
  • Supports assay development, and qualification and validation studies in accordance with ICH guidelines.
  • Tests samples to support assay development, pre-clinical and clinical studies.
  • Characterizes or qualifies critical assay reagents.
  • Writes and reviews technical documents including, but not limited to, test protocols, development reports, test methods, SOPs, qualification reports and experimental summaries.
  • Performs daily, weekly and monthly laboratory activities, such as daily and weekly monitoring of equipment, periodic laboratory cleaning and managing the laboratory waste, checking PMO status of laboratory equipment and reporting discrepancies to management.
  • Maintains all experimental data in laboratory notebooks and reviews data and laboratory notebooks of other analysts.
  • Read scientific and technical literature to bring new and improved procedures to the laboratory. Participate in scientific discussion with colleagues through internal journal clubs, as well as informal and formal scientific seminars and meetings.
  • 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.

  • BS or MS degree in biological science, biochemistry or related discipline with 6 (BS) or 4 (MS) years relevant experience
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments
  • Excellent record keeping abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment with shared resources and effectively communicate across teams
  • Aid in the design, planning and execution of experiments, analyze and interpret scientific data
  • Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is required.

  • Experience working in a regulated laboratory environment
  • Experience managing a lab or inventory system
  • Direct hands-on experience in assay development is desired
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to operational excellence
  • Basic understanding of statistics and various liquid-handling robotic systems


The position has physical requirements of basic office and laboratory work (sitting, standing, and walking).



Relocation support available

- Last Date to Apply for Job: June 25 2021
- Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

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