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Scientist-Vaccine Development (Analytical, Assays)

Pearl River, New York
Closing date
Mar 9, 2023

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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

This individual will be supporting analytical characterization of viral vaccine strain change activities within the Vaccine Research and Development - Early Bioprocess Development group. The individual will support the DNA template, RNA drug substance and LNP drug product characterization to enable strain changes. The individual will provide scientific and technical support within the team of analytical scientists, as well as work with multifunctional teams outside of their reporting structure.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Provide routine analysis for timely analytical release and characterization of DNA template, RNA drug substance and LNP drug product to support viral vaccine strain change.
  • Plan and execute experiments to bridge and update analytical assays to support strain change activities.
  • Plan and execute initial method performance evaluation using applicable guidelines.
  • Contribute to generating pAb critical reagents, establishing material quality and assay suitability to support strain change activities.
  • Document experiments, analyze data, and provide conclusions obtained from sample testing experiments contemporaneously in either an electronic or paper notebook.
  • Author CoAs, updated analytical methods, method verification reports, etc. to support the manufacturing campaigns.
  • The individual is expected to contribute and participate in general laboratory maintenance activities (e.g., maintenance of equipment, managing laboratory waste, etc.)



  • MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related discipline with at least 4 years of academic, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology experience or an BA/BS plus 6 years of related work experience is required.
  • A strong background in relevant analytical assays is a must, and proven experience in releasing high quality materials is preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication as well as excellent documentation skills are required.


  • Proficiency and ability to utilize analytical techniques for characterization of DNA, mRNA, or LNP, and deep understanding of the quality attributes of an RNA LNP vaccine is highly preferred.

  • Standard laboratory conditions - sitting, standing, primarily lab based
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis

  • 40 hours per week
\nRelocation support available\n
Work Location Assignment: On Premise

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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