Pfizer

Senior Associate Scientist, Assay Development

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Pearl River, New York
Salary
Competitive
Posted
November 20 2021
Ref
4830247
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
Job Type
Staff 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

As a Senior Associate Scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you'll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. You will assist with development and qualification of bioanalytical methods in support of characterization, toxicology and stability studies for bioprocess and formulation development of early phase vaccines.

Your significant experience of applying knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices of the discipline will make you a critical member of the team. You are proactive in contributing to all team discussions and creating an environment of collaboration.

It is your innovative scientific temperament that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

ROLE SUMMARY

This is a laboratory-based position within the Vaccine Research and Development - Analytical Development group. The candidate will assist with development of robust analytical assays in support of early vaccine development for a range of moieties such as proteins, mRNA, and glycoconjugates. Assays include molecular biology based techniques such as but not limited to ddPCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, nucleic acid extraction and cloning, and gel electrophoresis . In addition, the candidate will provide analytical support for bioprocess and formulation development by performing routine and non-routine sample testing.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide lab-based assay development support for molecular biology based techniques such as but not limited to ddPCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, nucleic acid extraction and cloning, and gel electrophoresis.
  • Analyze data using appropriate statistics, where needed.
  • Provide sample testing support for process development, formulation development, critical reagent characterization and for on-going stability studies.
  • Document experiments, analyze data, and provide conclusions obtained from experiments contemporaneously in either an electronic or paper notebook as directed. Provide to supervisor for review.
  • Contribute to authoring technical documents including development reports, analytical test methods, and method qualification reports.
  • Read scientific and technical literature to stay current in the field and to bring new and improved technologies to the laboratory. Provide daily laboratory operations support.


Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • BS degree in biology or related discipline with 2 years relevant experience.
  • A strong background in molecular biology techniques.
  • Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Previous experience with developing assays using molecular biology based techniques such as but not limited to ddPCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, nucleic acid extraction and cloning, and gel electrophoresis.
  • Experience with documentation of laboratory notebook in an electronic format.


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Standard laboratory conditions - sitting, standing, primarily lab based

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

40 hours per week.

OTHER JOB DETAILS

Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

#LI-PFE

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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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