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Senior Associate Scientist, Biology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
Feb 1, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
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What You Will Achieve

Pfizer's Rare Disease Research Unit (RDRU) is committed to developing transformative, first-in-class therapies for rare inherited diseases. We seek a Senior Associate Scientist at the BS/MS level to become a member of a team working on diseases with high unmet need in the areas of metabolism, cardiomyopathy, and neurodegeneration employing small molecule and gene therapy approaches. The role will focus on the development and implementation of cell based, in vitro, and ex vivo assays to identify and characterize potential therapeutics. The successful candidate will implement and perform established methodologies and explore cutting edge technical approaches in a dynamic and innovative environment.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Develop and execute novel assays
  • Interpret and present data in project meetings
  • Effectively balance resources as needed to achieve timely execution of projects across multiple research teams.
  • Assimilate new information, implement new techniques, and quickly adapt to changing project needs
  • Work collaboratively with project teams and seek guidance from scientific colleagues as needed


  • B.S. or M.S. in Biology or related discipline and at least 2 years of experience in an industrial or academic setting.
  • Proficient in mammalian cell culture and stable cell line generation
  • Experience with assay development/validation and troubleshooting
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques such as ELISA/MSD, Western blot, PCR, gene expression analysis, DNA, RNA, or protein isolation.

  • Experience with molecular cloning techniques
  • Animal handling, dosing, and tissue collection in rodents
  • Experience with flow cytometry/cell sorting

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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