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Scientist, in-vivo Pharmacology--non PhD

La Jolla, California
Closing date
Jul 3, 2024

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Life Sciences, Pharmacology, Health Sciences, Drug Development
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
As a member of a team of scientists in our In Vivo Pharmacology Cancer Cell Biology Group, you will play a lead role in using models of cancer to evaluate new drug candidates, mechanisms, and targets.

You will participate in pre-clinical drug discovery and development programs with a focus on tumor intrinsic biology related to cancer cell signaling, epigenetic and oncogenic networks. You will characterize and develop large and small molecules in close collaboration with partner lines as an integral member of the drug discovery teams. You will employ and develop cutting edge in vivo cancer models and provide technical and scientific expertise in in vivo Pharmacology across Oncology Research and Development to enable target identification, validation, prioritization, and efficient drug discovery.

  • Plan, execute and analyze in vivo pharmacology studies.
  • Characterize new in vivo mouse models, including syngeneic genetically engineered and orthotopic mouse models to study biologic mechanisms and support exploration of novel therapies.
  • Conduct in vivo studies to evaluate and establish efficacy, PK/PD relationship, combination strategy, biomarker identification and analysis.
  • Perform ancillary in vitro and ex vivo assays to characterize effects of experimental medicines that may include Western Blot, scRNAseq or other assays as needed.
  • Quality documentation and interpretation of experimental results
  • Presentation of results within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Ensure appropriate use of animals in compliance with all regulatory requirements and internal standards.

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology/Tumor Biology/Oncology or similar discipline
  • 6+ years relevant in-vivo experience
  • Experience with animal models of human cancers.
  • Hands on in vivo skills (IV, PO, SC, IP dosing), blood/tissue collection
  • Experience following novel scientific or technological developments, and implementing them in the laboratory.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Experience integrating biological concepts into experimental design

  • Ex vivo skills such as Western blot
  • Experience with GraphPad Prism and/or Studylog
  • Industry experience preferred
  • Current knowledge of Oncology research, drug discovery and development

  • Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis
  • Must be able to wear specialized protective clothing and PPE (e.g., lab coat, safety shoes, safety glasses)

  • Must be willing and able to work after hours as needed to ensure study integrity

Relocation support available

Work Location Assignment:Flexible

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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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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