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Senior Scientist Biology, Vaccines

Pearl River, New York
Closing date
Dec 8, 2021

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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 qualified individual should have significant experience with diagnostic testing, laboratory and staff management, molecular biology techniques for DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, sequencing, and application of molecular techniques. Data analysis, pharmaceutical or biotech industry experience, and supervisory experience are required. The candidate will perform lab-based development and validation of molecular biology assays for testing clinical samples in a GxP environment. The candidate will be expected to work efficiently with cross-functional teams.

  • Develop and validate PCR assays for DNA, RNA, and protein quantitation for detection and characterization of viruses and bacteria in clinical samples
  • Supervise laboratory staff
  • Frequently present results and status updates to management
  • Participate in corrective action/preventative action (CAPA) workflows
  • Operate Hamilton Vantage workstation for execution of high-throughput sample analysis
  • Maintain lab records compliant with cGMP
  • Ensure lab equipment is functional and compliant
  • Participate in cross-functional workflows
  • Analyze results and methods, solve analytical problems,troubleshoot assays
  • Contribute to preparation and review of standard operating procedures, method development reports, and qualification/validation protocols and reports
  • Maintain effective communication with process development, QC, QA, and research staff members


  • MS in Biological Science or Biochemistry or Molecular Biology.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in molecular biology laboratory and PCR
  • Strong experience working in a highly regulated GxP/GLP/ISO laboratory environment
  • Minimum 2 years' experience supervising other staff members

  • Strong assay development skills
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments
  • 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


Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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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