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Senior Associate Scientist, Sample Logistics

Groton, Connecticut
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
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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.

What You Will Achieve

Pfizer colleagues have many perspectives, many backgrounds, and many strengths, but we share one goal: to improve the lives of patients. Worldwide Research and Development (WRD) combines research units that have deep disease area expertise with partner lines that deliver cutting-edge science, generating an efficient R&D operating model, to discover and develop innovative therapies.

The successful candidate will join a team of scientists within the Discovery Sciences Department, Compound Management and Distribution group at our Groton, CT campus responsible for performing compound handling for Sample Logistics and Liquid Store operations.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Develop customized solutions to address analysis, storage, and curation of data generated by various compound management systems.
  • Develop expert level knowledge in the operation and troubleshooting of lab automation to support screening campaigns by providing near and assay ready plates.
  • Develop expert level knowledge of the Compound to Assay Request Tool (CART) to be able to validate assay submittals created in CART by Assay Providers based on detailed knowledge of CMD Liquid Store operational capabilities.
  • Collaborate with team members and partners to design and continuously improve workflows to ensure on-time delivery of requests.
  • Maintain the Pfizer compound collection and develop innovative solutions which contribute towards good compound stewardship.
  • Develop custom applications to address adhoc compound management workflows enabling end-to-end integration from compound stock to screening data publication.
  • Collaborate with the Pfizer Digital line to develop enterprise level solutions that address data analysis, storage, and curation, including the ability to mine data for insights that support decision making.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Pharmacology, Computer Science or a related field
  • A commitment to timely delivery and quality of the work product, overcoming obstacles in a fast-paced environment and a continuous improvement mind-set.
  • Demonstration of excellent computer, verbal and written communication skills. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.


  • Master's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Pharmacology, Computer Science or a related field, with some relevant work experience.
  • Experience with Pipeline Pilot, SQL, TOAD, Visual Basic, Java, and Oracle databases.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based data analysis platforms and architecture
  • Demonstration of verbal and written communication skills. Past oral and/or poster presentations at conferences or society meetings are preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to forge strong collaborative relationships inside and outside organizational walls and across multiple cultures: academic, industrial, and CROs.
  • Basic understanding of primary pharmacology assay development and compound screening is a plus.
  • Prior experience working in areas of compound management, or pharmaceutical laboratory automation, or high throughput screening is preferred.
  • Expert knowledge in the operation and troubleshooting of liquid handling systems and other automated plate handling instruments is preferred.
  • Experience in working with multi-functional, cross line teams is preferred.

  • Sitting, standing, and walking. Regular use of computers.

  • Candidate may periodically be asked to travel to the Pfizer Cambridge, MA (2-3h away) and Pearl River, NY (2h away) sites to meet project team members.
  • Candidate must comply with laboratory safety practices and wear personal protection as required.

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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