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Scientist- Biology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
Mar 28, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biology, Health Sciences, Drug Development
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
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 key strategic focus area within our Internal Medicine Research Unit (IMRU) is identifying novel therapies to prevent or treat diseases associated with associated with diabetes or the metabolic syndrome including obesity, heart failure and renal disease. Our goal is to build a research team of driven scientists focused on developing a deep mechanistic understanding of the pathways, driving cardiovascular 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 vivo techniques (dosing, tissue collection...), rodent handling and small animal surgery is required for this position.
  • A successful candidate must be able to analyze and interpret data that will be generated.
  • Experience with cell culture is preferred. This role will not be primarily focused on in vitro techniques but the candidate will be expected to learn and perform some in vitro skills in the future.


  • 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 with rodent handling (mouse and rat) and in vivo technical skills(dosing, tissue collection, etc.) are required.
  • 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

  • Experience in pharmacology or drug discovery.
  • 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.

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

Last date to apply for the job: February 17, 2023


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

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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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