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Associate Scientist

Pearl River, New York
Closing date
Jul 22, 2021

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
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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

You will be responsible for testing samples for early stage (Phase I-II) clinical studies as a member of the Clinical Immune Monitoring Group. You will also be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of multiple flow cytometers. The role is focused on flow cytometry assays but also includes performance of other cell-based assays on clinical samples. The role requires an in-depth technical knowledge of multi-parameter flow cytometry using the Becton Dickenson platform and good understanding of relevant software including FACS Diva and FlowJo. Experience of working in a BSL2 level tissue culture laboratory is required, as well as an understanding of cellular immunology and the key assay platforms of flow cytometry and ELISPOT. The role requires good analytical skills, attention to detail and the ability to clearly document and present complex biological data. You will be required to multi-task and work as part of a team that is required to meet business-critical deadlines.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Conduct clinical flow cytometry assays in accordance with GCLP requirements.
  • Conduct clinical ELISPOT assays in accordance with GCLP requirements.
  • Analyze, document and report experimental data in accordance with Pfizer/GCLP requirements.
  • Support the efficient and compliant operation of the laboratory by developing appropriate processes and standard operating procedures, working with others to operate the laboratory, and by becoming an expert user in key areas of operation (such as LIMS and GDMS).
  • Assist in the sourcing and maintenance of reagents required to conduct clinical flow cytometry assays in a compliant manner.
  • Maintain and build a broad knowledge of key assay platforms (including flow cytometry and ELISPOT assays) and the scientific rationale underpinning the assays through appropriate training and self-learning.
  • Exercise and build basic team effectiveness skills (e.g., commitment, feedback, consensus management) within the immediate work group.
  • Assist in ordering supplies from internal inventory and prepare reagents/supplies as necessary.
  • Present progress on assay development and sample analysis to colleagues and senior management.
  • 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.


  • Master's degree with at least 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in working with human samples.
  • Experience working in a tissue culture laboratory with samples requiring BSL2 containment.
  • Experienced in developing and conducting flow cytometry-based assays.
  • In depth experience of flow cytometry using BD platform.
  • Experience of working in an industrial laboratory with a defined quality system.
  • Experience of working in a GCLP-compliant environment.
  • 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

- Last Date to Apply for Job: July 31 2021
- Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: 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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