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Senior Scientist, Assay Development

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Pearl River, New York
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 30, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Organization Type
Pharma
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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.

ROLE SUMMARY

This is a laboratory-based position within the Vaccine Research and Development - Analytical Development group. The candidate will assist with development of robust analytical assays in support of early vaccine development for a range of moieties such as proteins, mRNA, and glycoconjugates. Assays include molecular biology-based techniques such as but not limited to ddPCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, nucleic acid (NA) extraction and cloning, sequencing, and gel electrophoresis . In addition, the candidate will provide analytical support for bioprocess and formulation development by performing routine and non-routine sample testing.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The individual should be familiar with the specific requirements and the associated guidelines for bioassays, as well as be familiar with the ICH guidelines for method qualification.
  • Contribute to the selection of the methodology and techniques to be used.
  • Independently design, plan, and execute assay development, qualification and transfer studies to support the release, stability and characterization of vaccine candidates
  • Independently analyze, interpret, provide conclusions and present experimental data internally
  • Perform routine sample analysis
  • Collaborate with colleagues within Vaccine Research and Development - Bioprocess, Analytical, and Formulation Development and appropriate partner lines
  • Author and review laboratory methods and reports
  • Keep abreast of scientific/ technological development by participating in scientific meetings/ seminars and through regular scientific review
  • Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements
  • Satisfactorily complete all GLP and safety training in compliance with departmental requirements and follow appropriate safety practices in the workplace
  • Perform timely notebook entries and review for completed experiments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • PhD in Molecular biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline with at least 1 year of academic, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology postdoctoral experience or an MS plus 7 years of related work experience is required.
  • Experience in vaccine analytical assay development is essential.
  • A strong background in molecular biology techniques including but not limited to ddPCR is essential.
  • Experience in qualification under ICH guidelines is a must.
  • Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • PhD in Molecular biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline with at least 1 year of academic, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology postdoctoral experience or an MS plus 7 years of related work experience is required.
  • Experience in vaccine analytical assay development is essential.
  • A strong background in molecular biology techniques including but not limited to ddPCR is essential.
  • Experience in qualification under ICH guidelines is a must.
  • Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience with applying these methodologies to biomolecules, such as DNA and RNA is preferred. Proficiency and ability to utilize techniques such as qPCR, RT-PCR, NA sequencing, gel electrophoresis to develop methods to analyze potential vaccine antigens and other vaccine components.
  • Background in nucleic acid structure, function and characterization is a major plus.
  • Experience with documentation of laboratory notebook in an electronic format.


Work Location Assignment: On Premise

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

-Standard laboratory conditions - sitting, standing, primarily lab based

- Ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

- Occasional travel might be needed based on business needs
Relocation support available

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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