Scientist, Neutralization Assay Group - HCID

Pearl River, New York
October 14 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist

The High-throughput Clinical Immunoassays & Diagnostics (HCID) group within Pfizer Vaccines R&D is seeking a biologist with experience in the development of neutralization assays for a Scientist role in the Neutralization Assay Group. The candidate will manage a small team to plan, manage, and coordinate operational activities to support Phase 3 clinical studies. 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.


  • Manage operational activities to support Phase 3 clinical studies; including providing technical guidance, managing the training of entry level scientists, and managing strategy for completion of clinical testing to meet program timelines

  • Focus on collaboration with collaborating teams and continuous improvement of all aspect of laboratory operations

  • Optimize and implement workflows for new assays.

  • Oversee the preparation of human and pre-clinical animal serum samples for testing

  • Manage the qualification of new reagents

  • Assist in updating and writing documents including standard operating procedures, test methods, reagent reports, and data archiving

  • Oversee the review of clinical data packages

  • Oversee the maintenance of the laboratory, including ordering/ restocking supplies, updating reagent inventory, and ensuring cleanliness

  • Satisfactorily complete all cGMP/GLP and safety training in conformance with Departmental requirements. Where applicable, performs job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements


  • BS in Biology, Immunology or equivalent with 6+ years of relevant experience; MS in Biology, Immunology or equivalent with 4+ years of relevant experience

  • Previous management experience

  • Laboratory experience in biofunctional assay development

  • Experience working in high-throughput testing laboratories operating under GCLP guidelines, including SOPs, instrument IOQ/PQ, and good documentation practices

  • Experience handling infectious agents and biological materials including live BSL-2 viruses

  • Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical software including GraphPad Prism

  • Should be self-motivated and able to work effectively as part of a team. Should possess the ability to multi-task and align priorities with program objectives.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


The position has physical requirements of basic office and laboratory work (sitting, standing, and walking).


Eligible for Relocation Package


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