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Senior Associate In Vivo Scientist in Inflammation & Immunology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
Sep 27, 2022

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Life Sciences, Immunology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
All Industry, 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.

What You Will Achieve

In your role, you will be joining a dynamic group in support of the global Pfizer small molecule research and development portfolio. As part of this team, you will be supporting in vivo studies and analyzing samples obtained from these studies. In you r role, you will be responsible for conducting and managing in vivo studies to determine the efficacy of both small molecule and biotherapeutic approaches.

As a Senior Associate scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you'll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. Your significant experience of applying knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices of the discipline will make you a critical member of the team. Your skill and knowledge will help in making decisions that require choosing among limited options. You are proactive in contributing to all team discussionsand creating an environment of collaboration.

It is your hard work and dedication that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Apply technical skills to projects/ assignments within own work group/project team.
  • Work independently and as part of a team to help design, execute, analyze/interpret data generated from experiments ranging from in vitro cell based to functional tissue bath assays.
  • Plan and conduct of in vivo studies in support of therapeutic portfolio.
  • Assist in the f ormulation of compounds and administration of drugs and experimental compounds by various routes .
  • Collect blood and various tissues.
  • Conduct e x vivo analysis of animal samples.
  • Maintain well-organized records and documentation.
  • Manage and control d ata entry and analysis .


  • Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) and 3+ years of experience. pharmacology, or related biological science
  • Experience working with small laboratory animals, preferably in a biotech or pharmaceutical environment
  • Well established hands-on experience with rodent in vivo dosing and handling techniques
  • Experience in tissue dissection and tissue preparation for histology, RNA, and protein analysis
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques such as ELISA, FACS, TLDA and RT-PCR, CBA and Luminex assays
  • Analyzing and presenting data to individuals and in group settings
  • Excellent written and oral c ommunication and presentation skills .
  • W orking knowledge of analysis tools such as Excel, GraphPad, Biobook and PowerPoint for experimental documentation and data analysis/presentations.

  • Master's Degree (MA/MS).
  • Experience with animal models of autoimmunity, inflammation and/or lung function.
  • Excellent time-management skills and ability to follow pre-established experimental designs, as well as ability to develop new protocols and methods with aptitude to troubleshoot problems in an independent manner.
  • Comfort with script-based data analysis and handling large datasets on platforms beyond Microsoft Excel .

  • Mask or respirator worn in vivarium
  • Site policy for mask wearing where necessary
  • No animal allergies

  • Weekend work may be required



Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.


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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