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Senior Associate Scientist, Cellular and Molecular Biology (non-PhD)

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
Aug 19, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Molecular Biology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
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What You Will Achieve

Pfizer's Rare Disease Research Unit (RDRU) is focused on developing therapeutic solutions for patients with rare disorders. The successful candidate will be an integral part of an interdisciplinary team to execute preclinical studies to expand Pfizer's gene editing portfolio. This role will focus on the implementation of pre-clinical cellular assays to characterize potential therapies. The senior associate scientist will make significant technical contributions to multiple projects using established methodologies while being encouraged to learn and incorporate novel approaches.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Utilize standard operation procedures to generate and interpret data for presentation to the gene editing team.
  • Under the guidance of the team, learn and implement new techniques.
  • Manage their time and resources to execute projects with multiple team members.
  • Independently stay up-to-date on the relevant technology


    • Bachelor's Degree with 4+ years laboratory experience or a Master's degree with 2+ years of laboratory experience.
    • Experience with basic molecular biology techniques such as: plasmid cloning, Western blotting, RNA/DNA extraction, PCR, reverse-transcription, or real-time qPCR.
    • Strong experience in cell culture and sterile technique.
    • Adaptability and a positive "do-what-it-takes" attitude.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Desire and drive to learn.

    • Experience in an industry or pharmaceutical setting.
    • Expertise with primary cell culture.

    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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