Pfizer

Senior Associate Scientist, BMD Biotherapeutic Production

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Posted
November 25 2021
Ref
4830239
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

Pfizer's BioMedicine Design Biotherapeutic Expression and Purification group (BEP) is seeking a candidate to join their team. The candidate will play an essential role in a high-energy RNA and biotherapeutic production research laboratory. The production group is responsible for non-GMP therapeutic candidate production, supporting the various Pfizer research units and their pre-clinical therapeutic in-vitro and in-vivo needs. The candidate will be responsible for in-vitro transcription (IVT), purification, and characterization of RNA products using state-of-the-art technologies and equipment. The candidate will also contribute to the group wide deliverables.

How You Will Achieve
  • Perform efficient IVT & purification protocols for novel RNA therapeutic candidates
  • Provide highly purified candidates to discovery project teams
  • Routinely provide updates at project meetings
  • Drive technology innovation: design and implement automation strategies for production and analysis
  • Work closely with multidisciplinary teams including therapeutic discovery teams, research units, BTxPS, and R&D project leaders


Qualifications

Must-Have

  • BS with 2-4 years or MS with 0-2 years of relevant experience in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, or a related discipline along with an understanding of biotherapeutic production
  • Hands-on experience with purification (using affinity and traditional chromatographic techniques) on AKTA chromatography systems, including operating Unicorn and ChemStation software packages
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in preparative and analytical chromatography methods
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to work effectively in cross functional teams
  • Organized, detail oriented, multi-task, and remain flexible with changing needs
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work under strict timeline


Nice-To-Have
  • Prior experience with DNA and RNA manipulation (including recombinant DNA techniques, IVT, sequence analysis, DNA/RNA isolation, RT-qPCR/ddPCR, purification and analysis).
  • Python and/or VB experience


Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: December 7th, 2021


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