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Associate Scientist, Vaccines

Pearl River, New York
Closing date
Dec 10, 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. 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.


This is a laboratory-based position within the Vaccine Research and Development - Analytical GLP laboratory group. The candidate will perform routine sample testing and assay verification and qualification studies in support of early vaccine development and in support of GLP toxicology studies. Assays are primarily based on standard analytical separation (e.g., HPLC, CE, etc.) and spectroscopic (e.g., UV-VIS, fluorescence, etc.) techniques.


  • In this position the individual will perform routine sample testing in support of GLP release and stability of vaccine candidates and adjuvants. This includes preparing samples, setting up and running the instruments, and analyzing data.
  • Document experiments, analyze data, and provide conclusions obtained from sample testing contemporaneously in notebook as directed.
  • With guidance, the individual will assist with or execute assay verification and qualification studies for GLP assays used in the release and routine analysis of vaccine candidates.
  • Assist with training and transfer of methods.
  • Plan daily workflow to complete the tasks/experiments outlined by the supervisor.
  • Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with GLP requirements.
  • The individual is expected to contribute and participate in general laboratory maintenance activities (such as maintenance of equipment, managing laboratory waste).


  • BS or equivalent degree, in a relevant field of science (chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, etc), and 0-2 years of experience.
  • Has a good foundation in general scientific practice and in the principles and concepts of a relevant scientific discipline.
  • Experience with chromatography and UV/VIS is desired.
  • Experience with analyzing lipids, lipid nanoparticles and liposomes is a plus.
  • Proficiency in the use of word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
  • Motivated, detail-oriented, with good laboratory skills.


Standard conditions - sitting, standing


40 hours per week


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

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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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