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Associate Scientist

Andover, Massachusetts
Closing date
Apr 19, 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

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 a member of the Pfizer team, you'll play a critical role in selection of potential therapeutics with optimal properties by identifying liabilities early to inform optimization. In this role, you will contribute towards the selection of high quality Biotherapeutics using biophysical and analytical techniques to support portfolio projects. Your role will include execution on multiple steps of protein expression for biotherapeutic leads, protein reagents, immunogens, and panning reagents, as well as the design and building of DNA constructs.

As an Associate scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you'll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. Your strong foundation in general scientific practice, its principles and concepts will help in meeting critical deadlines. You will be relied on as a technical contributor to assess the assigned tasks and make decisions that involve direct application of your knowledge.

It is your hard work and dedication that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

P fizer's Pharmacokinetics Dynamics and Metabolism (PDM) group in Andover MA is responsible for development and implementation of a variety of bioanalytical assays supporting drug discovery and development program. Ensuring seamless lab operations is fundamental to successful execution of bioanalytical science. We are looking for motivated Associate Scientist who will work with the lab manager and across working groups to ensure that scientific staff can focus on drug discovery enabling research. Furthermore, the candidate will participate in execution and support of science experiments including automation or standardized assays. This is a great opportunity to impact exciting new areas of science and learn hands on techniques in a rapidly expanding field.

How You Will Achieve It

The successful candidate will have the ability to maintain an organized and clean laboratory space, maintain a rotating stock of supplies, communicate clearly on daily work and consistently perform specific protocols. The candidate must be able to work closely with a team and communicate effectively to meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Lab operations and general laboratory support including organizing and stocking consumables, point of contact for equipment maintenance.
  • Support scientific staff by assisting with sample preparation and automation techniques while building-up skills to perform study sample analysis.
  • Train and develop skills using different types of automation and bioanalytical laboratory techniques.


  • Assoc/Certificate in Biotechnology/BS/BA with 0-1+ years of experience.
  • General familiarity with basic laboratory practice and a strong interest in analytical chemistry.
  • Motivation and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Must be able to follow detailed protocols.

  • Some understanding of protein biochemistry.
  • Some general knowledge of bioanalysis.
  • Ability to multitask.

  • As appropriate for lab-based role.
  • Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.


  • Lab-based position required to perform all typical laboratory related activities
  • Andover-based, no additional travel required.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 17 APRIL 2024
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
  • 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 $54,700.00 to $91,100.00. 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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