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Scientist, In Vitro Biology (non-PhD)

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 9, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology, 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

The Internal Medicine Research Unit (IMRU) is committed to finding cures for cardiovascular disease, metabolic diseases, and related complications.The Metabolism group is part of IMRU and focused on identifying novel therapies to improve metabolic homeostasis in patients afflicted with these diseases. Our goal is to build a research team of driven scientists focused on developing a deep mechanistic understanding of the metabolic pathways driving Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular and renal diseases.

How You Will Achieve It

  • The successful candidate is expected to drive in vitro and in vivo biological studies to address mechanistic and pharmacologic questions.
  • Technical expertise in cell culture and experimentation required along with the ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • A successful candidate must be motivated and demonstrate a desire to understand the underlying causes of metabolic disease and basic metabolic pathways involved in disease progression.
  • Experience with rodents is preferred. This role will not be primarily focused on in vivo techniques but the candidate will be expected to learn and perform some in vivo skills in the future.


Qualifications

Must-Have
  • BA/BS degree with 6+ years or MA/MS degree with 4+ years' experience in Molecular or Cellular Biology, Genetics, Pharmacology (or a comparable biological science) in an academic or pharmaceutical/biotech environment.
  • Experience in cell culture, genetic manipulation of cells such as CRISPR, siRNA, or transfection.
  • Basic laboratory skills including ELISA, Western blotting, quantitative real-time PCR, immune precipitation and preparation of solutions and reagents.
  • Well versed in experimental design and in the analysis and interpretation of results.
  • Ability to troubleshoot methodologies and experimental results.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently or as part of a team, strong motivation with a dedicated work ethic.
  • Possess strong written/verbal communication skills and the ability to present at both internal and external meetings


Nice-to-Have
  • Experience in pharmacology or drug discovery.
  • Experience in basic rodent handling and with some in vivo technical skills(dosing, tissue collection, etc.); preference for candidates with a willingness to learn rodent handling as job will require some in vivo work.


Other Job Details
  • Work Location Assignment:On Premise. On Premise colleagues work in a Pfizer site because it's needed to get their job done. They may have flexibility to work remotely from time to time, but they are primarily on-site.


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