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Senior Scientist

Pearl River, New York
Closing date
Jul 8, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
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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 incumbent will contribute to a dynamic team advancing vaccine research and development for viral disease targets. Responsibilities will be hands-on execution of exploratory protein and RNA-LNP quality analysis, generation and characterization of RNA-LNP formulation tasks. Strong hands-on experience and proficiency in LNP formulation, protein and RNA biologic analysis will be key to this position. The incumbent should possess a strong work ethic and collaborative spirit.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Develop innovative strategies to investigate the stability and mechanism of RNA-LNP cellular entry, with an emphasize on improving the stability and efficacy of LNP delivery system.
  • Perform routine RNA and LNP formulation tasks and drive innovation in lab operations, including buffer preparation and LNP manufacturing etc. Design and perform analytical experiments to characterize the quality of RNA, LNP and protein antigens.
  • The incumbent should be familiar with analytical techniques including MS, HPLC, FA, Zeta potential characterization, DLS and Ribogreen assay.
  • Present results in internal meetings. Document and summarize experimental data in compliance with the Pfizer Laboratory Notebook Policy.
  • Strong motivation, passion and commitment to science and engineering of novel entities.
  • Ability and desire to work in an interdisciplinary scientific team and the desire to learn new techniques. The ability to work closely with other group members within and outside viral vaccines is essential.
  • Complete all safety and quality training in compliance with department and company requirements.


  • PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical engineering, or a related scientific field with 0-3 years of research experience, or MS with 7+ years of full-time laboratory research experience.
  • Laboratory hands-on experience with RNA-LNP formulation.
  • Laboratory hands-on experience with RNA, LNP and protein antigen analytical techniques.
  • Detail oriented with problem solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and a team player in a cross-functional collaborative environment.

  • Industry experience in drug or vaccine development

  • Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis.

  • Eligible for relocation package
  • Eligible for employee referral bonus

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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