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Senior Associate Scientist, Hematology/Rare Renal (non-PhD)

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
Dec 1, 2022

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Health Sciences, Drug Development
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
All Industry, Pharma
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Why Patients Need You

Founded in 1849, Pfizer is the world's premier biopharmaceutical company taking new approaches to better health.We discover, develop, manufacture and deliver quality, safe and effective prescription medicines to treat and help prevent disease for both people and animals. We also partner with healthcare providers, governments and local communities around the world to expand access to our medicines and to provide better quality health care and health system support. At Pfizer, colleagues in more than 90 countries work every day to help people stay happier and healthier longer and to reduce the human and economic burden of disease worldwide.

What You Will Achieve

The Rare Disease Research Unit (RDRU) is part of Pfizer's Biotherapeutics in Pfizer Worldwide R&D. Pfizer's Non-Malignant Hematology Research within the RDRU focuses on developing multiple therapeutic approaches to develop new therapies for rare hematologic diseases and rare renal diseases. The candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team partnering closely with the RDRU Biology and colleagues and be responsible for delivering high quality data to the project team and presenting results project and team meetings. The successful candidate will make use of problem solving, critical thinking, and effective written and oral presentation skills in a dynamic, multidisciplinary team environment

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, dynamic laboratory scientist with demonstrated experience and expertise with in vitro/ex vivo assays to contribute to and support project advancements. Applicants must have experience in wide range of in vitro assays. The work will involve the designing and performing of assays, analyzing the results as well as assessing and maintaining the reproducibility of the data generated. The candidate will work closely together with other team members to deliver high quality data. This particular role will have a strong focus on implementing in vitro assays to characterize potential therapies, delivering high quality data interpreting and effectively presenting results at team meetings. The candidate is expected to make significant technical contributions by using established methodologies and will be encouraged to practice novel technical approaches.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Develop and perform wide range of in vitro and cell-based assays.
  • Execute on in vitro/ex vivo assays, in vitro cell based assays.
  • Molecular and cell biology (transfection, SDS-PAGE, Western blot analysis, immunoprecipitation, genetic knockdown by RNP plasmid transfections, ELISA, flow cytometry, gene expression analyses such as quantitative real-time PCR, flow-cytometry).
  • In vitro cell culture, including work with primary cell culture.
  • Experience with kidney cells/tissues/assays is preferred (Cell adhesion; migration; immunofluorescent staining; cell permeability assay).
  • Generate and interpret data for presentation at project meetings.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams both internally and externally.
  • Ability to multi-task multiple projects with overlapping timelines.


  • Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years of experience in a Biomedical Research (Biotechnology, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, or equivalent) or Master's degree with relevant experience
  • Experience in laboratory research required with strong skills in basic molecular biology and in vitro assays: ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Western blot analysis, immunoprecipitation and cell culture.
  • Excellent skills in the development, implementation, and execution of in vitro assays.
  • Required expertise with in vitro assays, in vitro cell based assays, ELISA, QRTPCR, FACS, molecular and cell biology (transfection, SDS-PAGE, Western blot analysis, immunoprecipitation).
  • Strong in vitro cell culture skills, including work with primary cell culture.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently, as well collaborate as part of internal and external cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive for results and generate innovative solutions with minimum supervision.



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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