Senior Scientist - HCID-Diagnostics

Pearl River, New York
September 14 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Senior Scientist
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

The High-throughput Clinical Immunoassays & Diagnostics (HCID) group within Pfizer Vaccines R&D is seeking a candidate for a Senior Scientist role in the Molecular Diagnostics Group. The individual will support Phase 3 clinical testing of C difficile , Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and SARS-CoV-2. The candidate will function as a senior member of the Molecular Diagnostics Group. As an integral member of this dynamic team, the incumbent must have a strong work ethic and be highly collaborative with the other group members. All work is to be done in a compliant manner according to relevant SOP guidelines and GLP and/or GCLP guidelines, when required

How You Will Achieve It

  • Plan, manage, and coordinate operational activities to support Phase 3 clinical studies. Ensure high quality results and quick turnaround times. Focus on collaboration and continuous improvement of all aspects of lab operations.
  • Manage and provide technical guidance to 3-5 junior staffs.
  • Review QC results and clinical data; perform troubleshooting and investigation as needed.
  • Optimize and implement workflows for new assays.
  • Author and review test methods and reports.
  • Oversee laboratory safety. Perform job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements.



  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemical/ Biological Engineering, or related discipline.
  • A minimum of 4 years of laboratory operations and managerial experience.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to collaborate across teams, manage and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communication as well as excellent presentation skills.

Nice to Have
  • Experience working in high-throughput laboratory.

Other Job Details

Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


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