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Sr Associate Scientist Cardiovascular Disease

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
Feb 25, 2024

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Health Sciences, Cardiovascular, 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 diabetes or 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

  • A successful candidate must be able to analyze and interpret data that will be generated.
  • Compliance to laboratory safety and electronic notebook standards.
  • Work effectively with peers to support projects.
  • The candidate will be able to perform molecular biology experiments, including but not limited to cell culture, quantitative real-time PCR, ELISA and western blotting.


  • Bachelor's degree in biology, pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology or other related discipline with 2-3 years of lab experience OR master's degree in biology, pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology or other related discipline (0 to 3 years of experience)
  • 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.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use appropriate software to perform data analysis.
  • Experience with standard cell and molecular biology techniques.
  • Identify and report any experimental problems, proactively troubleshoot causative factors, and implement necessary corrections following discussion with supervisor.


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

Other Job Details
  • Work Location Assignment:On Premise

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $64,600.00 to $107,600.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 7.5% of the base salary. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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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