Research Support - Scheduler and Technical Support

Groton, Connecticut
September 12 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

This position will consist of approximately 60% scheduling and approximately 40% research support providing handling, restraint, and health surveillance of laboratory animals, including providing daily record keeping of common laboratory species, their environments, and providing basic technical assistance (i.e., restraint, injections, bleeds) for other technicians and researchers. This individual will organize and schedule the range of support provided by Comparative Medicine on a daily basis to partners in Research and Development in the delivery of technical support, experiments, procedures, treatments, protocols, or studies involving animal models. This position will ensure efficiency of support is optimized for the FTE resource defined as being available by the CM Management. All responsibilities should be performed in compliance with applicable local and/or global regulatory standards. All duties require minimal supervision.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Schedule and approve requests for research support, including optimizing the resource allocated by CM management to deliver technical support to project teams on a daily basis.
  • Assists with training of CM colleagues
  • Support research by providing basic technical services (restraint, dose administration, blood collection) to research investigators.
  • Required to work with all species across the site with assignments based on the business needs.
  • Observe and report status of animal health, food and water consumption, appearance, behavior; provide support in animal health monitoring and basic veterinary medical treatment as prescribed by the veterinary staff.
  • Set a workplace standard through leading by example, showing mastery of all SOP's, regulatory guidelines, and Pfizer policies. Exemplify workplace standards, positive habits, and behaviors to co-workers.
  • Maintains appropriate records in compliance with regulatory and departmental standards, this may include maintaining animal study related records.
  • Set a workplace standard through leading by example, showing mastery of all SOP's, regulatory guidelines, and Pfizer policies. Exemplify work-place standards, positive habits, and behaviors to co-workers.


  • BA/BS Degree
  • In general, a colleague at this level will have at least 2-3 years of experience.
  • Experience working in a laboratory animal setting.
  • Strong technical-scientific background and demonstrated ability to perform in vivo techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on multiple projects and ability to organize scientific data for project teams
  • Ability to demonstrate level of technical skills and abilities.
  • All colleagues should have functional knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, calendar management and Internet Explorer.
  • Colleagues should be able to use on line systems such as time tracking and document management . (e.g. SharePoint, Activity Tracker) Knowledge and use of other systems based upon job function.

  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical setting.
  • Experience and understanding of in vivo study execution with an emphasis on site-specific models
  • AALAS certification.

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work standing up lifting items above shoulder level for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to perform repetitive physical activities such as: pushing and pulling racks of caging, lifting bags of feed and bedding, reaching, stooping and bending.
  • For this position you are expected to enter the nonhuman primate areas as part of your job responsibilities. A pre-hire requirement is either providing proof of measles immunity or receiving the measles vaccination before hire.
  • In house TB testing is completed annually.

  • Weekend and holiday work are required for the job.
  • This is an essential personnel role: Essential Personnel are defined as the staff that are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations.
  • There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.
  • May be required to work under one of the following: the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Laboratory Practices, Public Health Service Policy and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: September 24th, 2021

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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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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