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Associate Scientist

Pearl River, New York
Closing date
Mar 22, 2023

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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 Associate Scientist is responsible for the preparation of samples for preclinical and clinical serology studies to support vaccine development & clinical studies. This work will be performed within the Robotics and Automation area of the High-throughput Clinical Immunoassay and Diagnostics (HCID) group within Pfizer Vaccine Research & Development (VRD). The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing robotic sample preparation, instrument qualification, and data organization. In addition, the associate scientist may train other analysts. All work is to be performed in a compliant manner, according to applicable SOPs and cGxP guidelines, as required.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Performs sample preparation for preclinical and clinical serology assays to support vaccine development and clinical studies. This includes manual and robotic sample preparation, use and maintenance of appropriate equipment, and preparation of relevant reagents. With the guidance of the supervisor, the incumbent performs moderately complex experiments and calculations, and discusses conclusions.
  • Completes required documentation for all laboratory work. This includes the use of laboratory information management systems and/or paper forms.
  • May train other analysts on established, basic technologies that he/she has become proficient.
  • May participate in the qualification of new instruments and robotic methods following established protocols or scripts.
  • Satisfactorily completes all required laboratory, cGxP and safety training, in conformance with departmental requirements.
  • Where applicable, performs job responsibilities in compliance with cGxP and all other regulatory agency requirements.



  • Bachelor's Degree in the Science field with at least 0-2 years of experience or MA/MS.
  • Laboratory experience in a relevant field of science
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to collaborate and work in a team environment
  • Good Computer skills including word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software


  • Knowledge of Laboratory Information Management Systems
  • Experience with robotic liquid handling

  • Work is primarily performed at the laboratory bench or at an office desk using a computer. The job involves lifting loads, generally not more than 20 pounds.


  • This position involves a non-standard work schedule, working Sunday through Thursday. A scheduled workday would consist of a total of 8.5 hours, between 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., according to business need. This schedule will be evaluated on a monthly basis.

Other Job Details:
  • Relocation support available
  • 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.

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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