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Senior Associate Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology (non-PhD)

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jan 24, 2022

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Life Sciences, Pharmacology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
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

The Internal Medicine Research Unit (IMRU) is committed to finding cures for cardiovascular disease, metabolic diseases and related complications. The Metabolism group is part of IMRU and focused on identifying novel therapies to improve metabolic homeostasis in patients afflicted with these diseases. Our goal is to build a research team of driven scientists focused on developing a deep mechanistic understanding of the metabolic pathways driving Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The aim is to recruit a scientifically and technically strong research scientist at the BS/MS level that is proficient in in vivo and in vitro metabolic research models.

How You Will Achieve It

The successful candidate is expected to possess technical skills in the areas of rodent handling, dietary models of metabolic disease and to have basic experimental design skills. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to be able to work both independently and in group settings. Cell culture experience is desired but not necessary. A general understanding of the underlying drivers of metabolic disease and basic metabolic pathways involved is desired. Successful candidates will be expected to perform in vivo experiments to address key mechanistic and pharmacological scientific questions.


  • Bachelors with a minimum of 3 years of experience or a thesis-based Master's Degree with 0-3 years of work experience.
  • Experience handling rodents.
  • Experience with experimental design and the interpretation of results.
  • Basic laboratory skills in the area of quantitative-PCR, molecular biology, western blotting, biochemical assays and tissue processing.
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills and ability to effectively collaborate with scientists.
  • Ability to present at both internal and external meetings.

  • Experience with drug discovery and/or cell culture

Other Job Details
  • Last Date to Apply: January 31st, 2022

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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