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Senior Associate Scientist, Enzymology

Boulder, Colorado
Closing date
Oct 5, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
All Industry, Pharma
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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

We are seeking a highly motivated, exceptional scientist with experience in in vitro enzyme assays to support early stage drug discovery efforts at our Pfizer, Boulder Research & Development site in Boulder, CO. This person will be responsible for assay development, screening and lead characterization in a collaborative team environment. The candidate will also participate on multidisciplinary project teams in our fast-paced drug discovery environment to create "breakthroughs that change patients' lives."

How You Will Achieve It
  • Plans, performs and analyzes laboratory experiments in a safe, timely manner with moderate supervision
  • Compiles, maintains and interprets data on results of analyses and communicates these results to manager
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and supplies in an independent manner
  • Prepares technical reports, summaries and quantitative analyses
  • Effectively communicates results internally to team and externally to collaborators by written and verbal means
  • Conducts literature searches and maintains a familiarity with the current, technical scientific literature in the area of specialization
  • May attend scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals
  • Participate in identifying and resolving technical problems relating to conducting scientific experiments


  • B.S. in Biochemistry or related field with 3+ years or M.S. with 0+ years of post-graduate experience
  • Experience in conducting and analyzing in vitro biochemical, enzyme-based assays
  • Good problem solving and creative scientific skills
  • Effective handling of simultaneous laboratory tasks
  • Excellent working knowledge of specialized laboratory equipment and computers
  • Ability to repeat and follow detailed scientific procedures with minimal supervision
  • Ability to clearly present technical and conceptual information verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated growth in acquiring new skills and understanding new concepts
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications (esp. Excel)

  • Detail orient3d with strong organizational skills
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in laboratory automation and/or conducting assays in microtiter plates
  • Familiarity with Spotfire, XLfit, GraphPad, ELN and assay optimization with Design of Experiments technology a plus
  • Demonstrated potential to mentor others on a technical level

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


For roles based in Colorado: The annual base salary for this position ranges from $60,400.00 to $100,500.00. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 7.5% of the base salary. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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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