Sr Associate Scientist, Phage Display, Molecular Biology

La Jolla, California
November 24 2020
Full Time
Pfizer's Biotherapeutic Discovery group in La Jolla is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated Senior Associate Scientist specialized in phage/yeast display and/or molecular biology. The candidate will participate as a team player in the isolation and optimization of antibodies using phage/yeast display. The role requires strong background in molecular biology and/or phage/yeast display.

  • Work within a team on various antibody identification and optimization projects in parallel
  • Implementing high throughput molecular biology methods such as reformatting scFv to IgG or design and building of DNA libraries
  • Comfortable working with automation methods using liquid handling equipment
  • Independently design experiments, analyze data and troubleshoot methods
  • Present experimental design and results at internal meetings

  • Bachelor's Degree with 2-4 years of industry experience or Master's Degree with 0-2 years of industry experience with a degree in Biological Science (Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Protein Biochemistry, Cell Biology) or a related field (Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Biological Engineering)
  • Experience with using molecular biology to build libraries or perform high throughput cloning
  • Track record of demonstrating analytical skills, bench skills and problem-solving skills
  • Perform very detailed experimental documentation
  • Understand the underlying principles of the performed experiments
  • Outstanding pro-active attitude, interpersonal, collaborative and oral communication skills
  • Ability and desire to work in an interdisciplinary scientific team and the desire to learn new techniques
  • Good communication skills and ability to present research in a team setting
  • Strong time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects in parallel

  • Experience with protein expression and purification methods
  • Prior experience with phage or yeast display
  • Previous experience with antibody engineering
  • Experience with high throughput screening methods

Physical or Mental Requirements
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis tasks.

Other Job Details:
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes
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