Senior Associate Scientist

Cambridge, Massachusetts
July 19 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. You will apply cutting edge designs and analytics capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist to join the Molecular Assessment and Profiling group in BioMedicine Design at Pfizer. This individual will provide critical analytical support for RNA vaccine optimization in discovery research and development using a suite of established methods including ddPCR, RP-UPLC, CGE and DLS. Successful candidate will work in a fast-paced environment and contribute to team's deliverables.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Characterize and assess RNA and RNA LNP/PLX integrity and stability using a suite of established assays
  • Analyze experiment data with manager guidance and present results to project research teams
  • Provide proper experiment documentations in electronic notebook
  • Participate in experiment design and automation process to improve workflow efficiency



  • BA with 2-3 years or MS with 1-2 years of relevant experience in molecular biology and/or biochemistry
  • Knowledgeable with RNA and DNA biology and/or stability
  • Basic understanding with various nucleic acid characterization methods and techniques such as ddPCR, CGE (TapeStation or FA), RP-HPLC and DLS
  • Capable of completing experiments with limited supervision once trained
  • Working experience with using Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent communication, presentation and documentation skills
  • Detail oriented and highly organized


  • Working experience in RNA vaccine discovery including LNP/PLX characterization
  • Knowledgeable with automation
  • 1-2 years industry experiences

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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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