Pfizer

Associate Scientist (Cell-culture)

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Pearl River, New York
Salary
Competitive
Posted
June 21 2021
Ref
4814363
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
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 Research 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/ordering 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 demand 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. This position interacts and collaborates with laboratory analysts who work outside of the CCT, as well as other CCT laboratory analysts and CCT leadership.

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 support throughput activities and provide testing support for clinical and non-clinical research programs.

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.

Responsibilities will include:
  • 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 ccGXP regulations. Satisfactorily completes all training in conformance with departmental requirements.

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, including information/data archiving, Standard Operating Procedure and status reports.
  • Assist in ordering supplies from internal inventory and prepare reagents/supplies.
  • Maintain a detailed inventory of freezer reagents.
  • Collect and analyze data on a per project basis to support troubleshooting, qualification and other lab projects.
  • Provide critical data review of clinical and non-clinical data.
  • Stay current on all departmental and corporate training.


Qualifications

Must-Have
  • 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.
  • 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

Nice-to-Have
  • Knowledge of mammalian cells and aseptic techniques
  • 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


NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

This position might require occasional weekend work to meet critical timelines.

Relocation support available

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

Other Job Details:
  • Eligible for employee referral programs: YES
  • Eligible for relocation support: YES


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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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