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Global Pathology Investigative Scientist & Project Manager

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
Dec 12, 2021

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Pathology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Project Manager, Staff Scientist
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What You Will Achieve

This position will reside within the Global Pathology & Investigative Toxicology (GPIT) group in Drug Safety R&D (DSRD). We are seeking a motivated Scientist to assist in the management of investigative and regulatory studies in support of Veterinary Pathologists as they collaborate with Research Unit (RU) scientists and Comparative Medicine (CM) personnel. Responsibilities will include scheduling and executing studies, tracking and communicating study progress, scanning and shipping glass slides, processing chain of custody documents, and occasional participation in necropsies to support CM colleagues in collecting tissue specimens. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and with GPIT team members, while having strong organizational and communication skills to foster effective collaborations with Pathologists, RU scientists and CM colleagues on project teams.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Perform all regulatory responsibilities in compliance with applicable regulatory standards including Good Laboratory Practices and animal welfare regulations
  • Communicate with RU scientists to schedule exploratory, regulatory, and investigative studies in coordination with Pathologists and Global Pathology Operations Lead
  • Provide project management support to DSRD pathologists, to include coordinating and executing studies and tracking study progress
  • Occasionally participate in necropsies, assisting CM personnel in the collection of tissue specimens
  • Scan glass microscope slides on a digital whole slide scanner
  • Coordinate the shipment of glass microscope slides, maintaining appropriate chain of custody documentation


  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Biotechnology or related field with ≥ 3 years relevant necropsy and/or histology experience and ≥ 1 year of project management experience or previous experience or responsibilities as a lab manager or a lab administrator OR Master's degree with ≥ 2 years of relevant necropsy and/or histology experience and ≥ 1 year of project management or lab management experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively interact, contribute, and communicate with the team

  • Familiarity with chain of custody procedures and documentation
  • Experience with whole slide scanning process and instruments (Leica AT2)

  • Occasional travel to the Groton, CT site for training and interactions with laboratory personnel.

  • Eligible for Relocation Assistance

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.

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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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