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Image Analysis Senior Associate Scientist

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Groton, Connecticut, United States;
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Apr 19, 2024

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

Job Details

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

As part of the Animal Models and Imaging (AMI) group within the Global Discovery Investigative and Translational Sciences (GDITS) team, you will collaborate with Pfizer's Research and Development teams and Investigative partners to develop and execute animal models of disease, provide non-invasive imaging and biomarker support to advance the portfolio programs. It is your hard work along with innovative ideas and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Work with teams across the organization to optimize pre-clinical imaging data acquisition, processing and analysis.
  • Develop automated pre-clinical image (Computed Tomography, Ultrasound, Positron Emission Tomography and other imaging technologies) analysis tools.
  • Support in vivo experiments to develop and validate of animal models, imaging methods and digital biomarker in support of Pfizer programs.
  • Interface with technology and computational/digital teams to maintain database and data management.
  • Automate data migration, extraction, and database management.
  • Update and manage tools as software/networks change.
  • Train colleagues on the use of automated image analysis tools.
  • Contribute towards reports, posters, talks, other project communications and manuscripts under supervision.


Will be required to work under 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, and AAALAC accreditation standards.

Qualifications

Must-Have

  • BS degree in Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering or related field with 3+ years experience or MA/MS with 0+ years related experience required.
  • Experience working with MatLab, preferably working with image processing, signal processing, statistics or data/image acquisition toolboxes, and interfacing with other programing languages like R and Python.
  • Experience working with rodent animal models of human disease.


Nice-to-Have

  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical or drug discovery setting.
  • Experience in one or more disease areas (oncology, inflammation, metabolic or neurological diseases).
  • Familiarity with one or several biomedical imaging modalities such as mCT, PET, ultrasound, and other methods.


Physical/Mental Requirements
  • Ability to work standing and/or sitting for multiple hours
  • Ability to conduct computer work for multiple hours


Non-Standard Work Schedule

This is an Essential Personnel role:

Essential Personnel are defined as the staff that are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

• Ability to work standing and/or sitting for multiple hours

• Ability to conduct complex computer work for multiple hours

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

This is an Essential Personnel role:

Essential Personnel are defined as the staff that are required to report to their designated work location, to ensure the operation of essential functions or departments during an emergency, as determined by Pfizer, or when the business has suspended operations. There are some individuals who may be required to perform essential services remotely and those individuals will be identified in advance and notified by their supervisors, but in most cases Essential Personnel are required to be on-site during an emergency or suspension of operations.

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 | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). 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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