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In Vivo Senior Associate Scientist

Pearl River, New York
Closing date
Apr 18, 2024

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Health Sciences, Drug Development
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
All Industry, Pharma

Job Details

Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

The incumbent will be a research scientist with expertise in manipulation and use of laboratory animals for the study of human pathogen infection and disease, viral and/or bacterial experience preferred. This individual will support and assist colleagues through completion of animal studies for evaluation of the safety and preclinical efficacy of key vaccine candidates, requiring the use of an array of laboratory animals. This position requires high technical competence and an understanding of key aspects around preclinical vaccines studies. The incumbent will be required to support team members to drive the design and logistics for in vivo studies, as well as take a hands-on role to support laboratory activities.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Animal Study Coordination: Organizing / coordinating with comparative medicine staff.
  • Carry out animal procedures required to evaluate the immunogenicity and efficacy of vaccines and study of human pathogen infection and disease including tissue harvesting.
  • Assist in the development of animal models required to support various vaccine projects.
  • Write documentation of all work in electronic notebook as required.
  • Support colleagues in the laboratory by performing routine laboratory duties that can include preparation of media, stocking of reagents, ordering supplies, processing samples.
  • Work efficiently as part of a team in a matrixed environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in following SOPs and proper handling of drug products; mastery of aseptic technique and familiarity with BSL2 and ABSL2 safety practices for working in the laboratory.
  • Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree and an additional 2-3 years relevant laboratory and/or vivarium experience required.
  • Technical experience in the development and execution of animal models of infectious disease and immunological assays required.
  • Ability to work semi-independently, adept at using personal computers - including word processing, spreadsheets, PRISM, PowerPoint and other relevant scientific software.
  • Motivated, flexible and interested in learning and developing new techniques and skills.


Sitting, standing, walking, and repetitive procedures, light lifting; ability to analyze data and design experiments and present scientific concepts to colleagues.


Local travel, adherence to all safe work practices and working within defined biosafety requirements.

Flexibility to work late hours/weekends if needed.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 17 APRIL 2024
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
  • Cover Letter is REQUIRED
  • NOT Eligible for Relocation Assistance

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

On Premise colleagues work in a Pfizer site because it's needed to get their job done. They may have flexibility to work remotely from time to time, but they are primarily on-site.

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

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