Pfizer

Senior Associate Scientist, Cell Culture Operations

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Pearl River, New York
Salary
Competitive
Posted
July 30 2021
Ref
4819720
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 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.

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 a Senior 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.

Your significant experience of applying knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices of the discipline will make you a critical member of the team. You are proactive in contributing to all team discussions and creating an environment of collaboration. It is your hard work and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete required documentation for laboratory work. This includes information and data organization/review.
  • After proficiency is demonstrated and experience obtained, the incumbent may be asked to train, or assist in the training, other new analysts on the protocol(s).
  • Review documentation associated with protocols and SOPs, including data generation / archiving, SOP and reports writing / review as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Present experimental results at group meetings and project meetings. Write monthly progress report if applicable.
  • Prioritize and organize own work to meet project task deadlines.
  • Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements. Satisfactorily complete all cGMP/GLP and safety 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 supplies and 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

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 4+ years of experience in cell culture and cell based assays
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proven ability to perform basic analyses on laboratory data and interpret the results
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • The capacity to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Able to work with limited daily supervision.


Nice-to-Have

  • Master's Degree
  • 1+ year of experience in cell culture and cell based assays
  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, sterile technique, pipetting, performing simple calculations, typing, basic problem-solving microscopy, and flow cytometry


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.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

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

Other Job Details

Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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