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Senior Associate Scientist, Lab Animal Sciences

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Closing date
Mar 7, 2024

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Health Sciences, Drug Development, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type

This position will be responsible for organizing and delivering study support needed on a daily basis as defined by Comparative Medicine (CM) Management and research partners. To provide direct technical support to partners in Research and Development in the delivery of projects by the completion of experiments, procedures, protocols or studies involving animal models. Work with other colleagues in the efficient conduct of techniques and therefore contribute significantly to the advancement of 3Rs ( Reduction, Refinement, Replacement) . Perform all regulatory responsibilities in compliance with applicable local and/or global regulatory standards. All duties require minimal supervision.

Working Relationships

Daily interactions will primarily be with those CM and research partner colleagues who conduct technical procedures to support project teams and with the key points of contact for in vivo work in the project teams. Significant liaison will be with the Manager, research partner key point of contacts and their team of colleagues conducting technical support to ensure final delivery on a daily basis. Routine advice may be sought from other colleagues experienced in technical procedures as well as the veterinary staff so 3Rs aspects may be optimized. Routine interaction will be required with CM colleagues who organize training for CM and other Research colleagues in technical procedures. There may be occasional interaction with CM colleagues globally to ensure alignment in the provision of support.

How You Will Achieve It

May be required to work under one of the following: the United States Department of Agriculture Animal Welfare Act and associated Regulations and Standards, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Good Laboratory Practices, Public Health Service Policy and/or AAALAC accreditation standards.


  • Support the project teams in both Research and Development by performing technical procedures in the conduct of experiments and protocols and by collecting, recording and exporting data in the delivery of studies.
  • Perform technical procedures such as dosing, blood or tissue sample collection on laboratory animal rodent species. Also, provide surgical support to include pre, intra, and post-operative care, anesthetic monitoring, and associated documentation.
  • Set a workplace standard through leading by example, showing mastery of all SOP's, regulatory guidelines and Pfizer policies. Exemplify work-place standards, positive habits and behaviors to co-workers. Maintain inspection readiness of records and facilities at all times.
  • Interact with the key in vivo contacts in project teams to understand their needs, engaging them in a flexible and constructive manner.
  • Contribute to operational excellence by the collation of metrics showing the efficient delivery of support across projects teams, including alignment with colleagues in WCM in the delivery of technical support and its associated metrics when required.
  • Assists in the training of colleagues in CM and other Research lines in the efficient and refined conduct of technical procedures and therefore contribute significantly to the 3Rs.
  • Assists with the scheduling and approving of requests for research support.
  • Assists the veterinary staff in identifying and treating of colony animals. This may include identifying adverse outcomes in the course of experimental support or surgery, initiating health records, and performing health checks of colony rooms as requested.
  • Maintains appropriate records in compliance with regulatory and department.

  • Associate's degree in a related field is required.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant experience
  • Working knowledge of regulations related to the use of animals in research.
  • Ability to demonstrate level of technical skills and abilities.
  • All colleagues should have functional knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook, calendar management and Internet Explorer. Colleagues should be able to use online systems such as time tracking and document management (e.g. SharePoint, Activity Tracker)
  • Knowledge and use of other systems based upon job function may be required.

  • BS/BA preferred.
  • AALAS certification preferred.
  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical setting preferred.

  • Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis.

  • Occasional after hours, weekend, and holiday coverage.

Other Job Details:
  • Work Location Assignment:Flexible.
  • Last day to apply: March 6, 2024.

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.

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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. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.

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