Associate Scientist

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
May 21, 2022

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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

We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist to join the Molecular Assessment and Profiling group in BioMedicine Design at Pfizer. This individual will provide critical analytical support for RNA vaccine optimization in discovery research and development using a suite of established methods including qPCR, ddPCR, RP-UPLC, CGE and DLS. Successful candidate will work in a fast-paced environment and contribute to team's deliverables.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Characterize and assess RNA and RNA LNP integrity and stability using a suite of established assays
  • Analyze experiment data with manager guidance and present results to project research teams
  • Provide proper experiment documentations in electronic notebook
  • Participate in experiment design and automation process to improve workflow efficiency



  • BA/BS with at least 1 year experience in relevant molecular biology and/or biochemistry field
  • Proficient with micro pipetting and a solid foundation of general scientific practices
  • Basic understanding with various nucleic acid characterization methods and techniques such as qPCR, and CGE (Fragment Analyzer)
  • The position requires keen attention to detail (analytical-minded) and ability to multi-task efficiently
  • Ability to learn new techniques quickly and follow established protocols with precision
  • Working experience with using Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel for data presentation and reporting
  • Excellent communication, presentation and documentation skills


  • Knowledgeable with RNA biochemistry

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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