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Senior Scientist - Immunology

Pearl River, New York
Closing date
Jun 22, 2024

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Life Sciences, Immunology, Health Sciences, Drug Development
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Organization Type
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 Senior 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. You will be recognized as a technical expert and a scientific contributor. With your deep knowledge of the discipline, you will be an active team member whose decisions impact the project. You will be using your scientific judgment to adapt standard methods and techniques by applying prior work experience. You will be forecasting and planning resource requirements for your project team. Your creativity in developing novel processes and new ideas will be used frequently. You will undertake mentoring activities to guide team members.

It is your innovative scientific temperament that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Regularly contribute and influence at the project team level.
  • Effectively collaborate with other members of Vaccine Research & Development and supporting partner lines.
  • Develop, optimize, and perform flow cytometry and immunoassay-based assays to support preclinical and clinical studies.
  • Conduct cell-based immunoassays on preclinical and clinical samples in accordance with Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) requirements.
  • Develop assays or animal models required to support various vaccine projects.
  • Develop tool assets for advancing systems biology group projects
  • Supervise colleagues in design and execution of experiments.
  • Identify, trouble-shoot, and optimize relevant assay systems, technologies, and readouts.
  • Conduct research that leads to publication in peer-reviewed journals and presentation of data at internal and external meetings.



  • Doctorate degree PhD in Immunology OR
  • Master's degree and 5 years of scientific/technical experience
  • Track record of scientific excellence in immunology and assay development
  • Broad experience in assessing B cell and antibody function
  • Experience with biomarker assay platforms such as immunoassays (ADCC, ELISPOT, ELISA, Luminex, MSD).
  • A strong background and experience in multiparametric flow cytometry assays including immunophenotyping and immune based functional assays
  • Extensive experience in immune cell isolation and characterization using multi-color flow cytometry
  • Ability to perform complex data analysis
  • Great teamwork and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong multi-tasking, time management and organizational skills


  • Experience with genomics is a plus
  • Experience with robotics
  • Experiencing with coding, including writing R and Python scripts
  • Extensive experience in vaccine research, innate immunology, or related fields, and a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role

Relocation support available
Work Location Assignment:On Premise

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $88,300.00 to $147,100.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 12.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. 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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