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Scientist - Medical Laboratory Specialist

Washington - Bothell, Washington
Closing date
Feb 25, 2024

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Health Sciences, Drug Development, Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
Pfizer is seeking a certified Medical Laboratory Specialist (MLS/MLT) with problem solving abilities, critical thinking, versatile laboratory skills, and self-motivation to join its team of nonclinical scientists. You will be part of a vibrant and experienced group in a company dedicated to finding cures to cancer.

You will generate and review data, perform quality assessment, troubleshoot instruments, write and review standard operating procedures (SOPs), and validate new assays in the Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory in Nonclinical Sciences. The candidate will also be expected to expand his/her knowledge to effectively discuss ongoing investigative toxicology research, and to train other staff in basic clinical pathology procedures. Projects will include discovery research, translational science, and investigative studies. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skillstointeract with colleagues to deliver excellent data and analysis, advancing potential cures for cancer.

  • Independently processing and analyzing research samples (primarily hematology, chemistry, coagulation, urinalysis, and cytology)
  • Assuring quality of laboratory results by managing quality control data and assessment as well as instrument maintenance.
  • Uses own scientific judgment while adapting and validating new assays on existing platforms.
  • Contributing cross-functionally by training colleagues from affiliated laboratories in clinical pathology techniques and procedures.

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field with 6+ years experience or Master's degree in relevant field with 4+ years
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist/ Medical Technologist certification: MLS (ASCP or equivalent certifying organization) (also called MT or CLS)
  • Skilled at hematology, cytology, chemistry, urinalysis, and coagulation assays with previous experience in a clinical pathology laboratory
  • Proficiency in operating and troubleshooting automated hematology and clinical chemistryinstruments
  • Proficiency in utilization of computerized data collection systems (e.g.a LIMS/LIS or toxicology database) and office and scientific computer programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GraphPad, Spotfire,etc.)
  • Excellent teamworking and communication skills, a proactive attitude, and innovative and interdisciplinary thinking towards accomplishing goals and solvingissues.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Excellent hematology skills
  • Experience in a research setting

  • Ability to work in a Biological Safety Laboratory-2 with no significant health risks.
  • Ability to stand for a minimum of 4 hours per day.

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $74,900.00 to $124,800.00. 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.

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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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