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Senior Associate Scientist - Clinical and Diagnostic Assay Development

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Pearl River, New York
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 20, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
Pharma
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Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

The position requires analyst participation in biofunctional, ligand-binding, and molecular assay activities, including but not limited to assay development, assay optimization, assay validation and clinical testing. The position also requires documentation of new methods, laboratory experiments and writing summary reports to related work activities. The job involves performing other tasks, as assigned, related to specimen testing and functional assays using aseptic techniques. As an integral member of our dynamic team, the incumbent must have a strong work ethic, be self-motivated, be highly collaborative with the other group members, have an understanding of robotic methods used in assay development, experience in bioanalytical method validation, and work effectively in cross-functional teams. All of the above includes practicing laboratory safety at all times and adherence to GLP compliance.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Perform all functions to support assay development and analysis of non-clinical and clinical samples.
  • Perform assays to support critical assay reagent testing, assay development/ troubleshooting.
  • Collect, collate and analyze data on a per project basis to support troubleshooting, qualification, validation and other lab projects.
  • Assist in ordering supplies from internal inventory and order/prepare reagents/supplies necessary for assay work.
  • Assist in updating and writing documents associated with assays, including information/data archiving, SOPs and status reports.
  • Satisfactorily completes all GLP and safety training in conformance with Departmental requirements.
  • Stay current on all departmental and corporate training.
  • Organize assigned work according to established departmental priorities.
  • Identify and report any experimental problems, proactively troubleshoot causative factors, and implement necessary corrections following discussion with supervisor.
  • Present progress on assay development and sample analysis to colleagues and senior management.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

Must-Have
  • Bachelor's degree and 4 years relevant experience, or a Masters degree with a minimum of 1 year relevant experience is required
  • Laboratory experience in a biology, immunology and/or microbiology
  • Experience in aseptic technique.
  • Experience with experimental design and the interpretation of results.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with personal computers, including word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software.


Nice-to-Have
  • Knowledge of Luminex technology and automation.


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Position requires periods of standing, sitting, or walking
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations and complex data analysis


Other Job Details:
  • Relocation support available


#LI-PFE

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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