Senior Scientist Biology

Pearl River, New York
October 16 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.

What You Will Achieve

The candidate will perform and supervise lab-based development and validation of molecular biology assays for testing clinical samples in a regulated environment.

Incumbent will also handle multiple aspects of day-to-day laboratory management including task assignment for junior lab staff members, project coordination and data presentation. Must be experienced in PCR, molecular biology techniques for DNA and RNA extraction, and lab automation.Data analysis, project management, and supervisory experience are required.

  • Develop and validate PCR assays for detection and characterization of bacteria and viruses, or vaccine products, in clinical samples
  • Supervise laboratory staff
  • Organize and schedule multiple projects
  • Frequently present results and status updates to management
  • Effectively telework when required
  • Operate Hamilton Vantage workstation for execution of high-throughput sample analysis
  • Maintain lab records compliant with cGMP
  • Ensure lab equipment is functional and compliant
  • Oversee lab inventory including purchasing and reconciliation
  • Participate in cross-functional workflows
  • Apply new cutting-edge technologies to improve throughput for in-process testing and enhance capability of product biological characterization
  • Support method transfers to other groups and external partners
  • Analyze results and methods, solve analytical problems,troubleshoot assays and meet regulatory expectations for analytics
  • Contribute to preparation and review of standard operating procedures, method development reports, and qualification/validation protocols and reports
  • Maintain effective communication with process development, formulation development, QC, QA, research, and clinical immunology staff members


  • MS in biological science or biochemistry or molecular biology.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in molecular biology laboratory and PCR
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments
  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment with shared resources and effectively communicate across teams

  • Strong experience working in a highly regulated laboratory environment
  • Knowledge and expertise in principles and practice of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Ability to critically analyze data using statistical tools and to compile and review technical reports
  • Excellent record keeping abilities to adequately document analytical data generated in support of regulatory requirements
  • Strong communication, presentation, and writing skills

Relocation support available

- Last Date to Apply: July 30,2021
- Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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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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