Senior Associate Scientist, Immuno-Oncology (non-PhD)

La Jolla, California
October 22 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist
What You Will Achieve

Pfizer Cancer Immunology Discovery (CID) is within the Oncology division of Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development in La Jolla, CA. CID is dedicated to developing new protein therapeutics to improve human life by redirecting the immune system against cancer. CID researchers apply the latest scientific knowledge and novel approaches to discover truly innovative Immuno-Oncology therapeutics. We are seeking to hire an Senior Associate Scientist at the BS/MS level to support the CID Immunosuppression group.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Evaluation of novel mechanisms of tumor resistance to innate and adaptive immunity
  • Execution of cell-based functional and biochemical assays to select candidate molecules for clinical development
  • Execution of in vivo murine studies and ex vivo functional assessments, such as, multi-color flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence, and primary cell culture
  • Communication of experimental results to team


  • B.S. degree with 3-6 years' experience or MS (preferred) with 0-4 years of experience
  • Experience in the fields of immunology, cell biology and/or genetics
  • Ability to plan and execute and in vitro experiments with minimal supervision
  • Expertise in standard immunologic techniques including multicolor flow cytometry
  • Technical experience with immune cell-based functional assays (e.g. activation, differentiation, proliferation, or suppression assays by using monocyte/macrophages, T-cells, or dendritic cells)
  • Experience with human PBMC and mammalian cell culture
  • Excellent organization and planning skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently or as part of a team, good verbal and written communication, and strong motivation with a dedicated work ethic.

  • Experience with qRT-PCR and ELISA, MSD, or AlphaLisa
  • Immune phenotyping by flow cytometry of human and/or mouse TIL
  • Experience in drug development settings

Other Job Details
  • Last Date to Apply: October 22nd, 2021

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