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Senior Associate Scientist, Vaccines

Pearl River, New York
Closing date
Jan 16, 2022

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Science, Pharmaceutical
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This is a laboratory-based position within the Vaccine Research and Development - Analytical GLP laboratory group. The candidate will provide routine sample testing, assay verification and qualification support for early phase vaccine GLP toxicology studies. Assays include but are not limited to nephelometry, MSD, HPLC and UV-VIS. Additionally, the candidate will coordinate outsourcing testing activities.

  • In this position the individual will perform analytical method qualification/verification and routine sample testing in support of GLP release and stability of early phase vaccine candidates. This includes preparing samples, setting up and running the instruments, and analyzing data.
  • Document experiments, analyze data, and provide conclusions obtained from sample testing contemporaneously in notebook as directed.
  • With guidance, coordinate outsourcing testing activities including gathering quotes, shipping sample materials to CROs, tracking turnaround time and testing status, and ensuring timely completion of testing.
  • With guidance, draft and revise laboratory methods and reports.
  • Plan daily workflow to complete the tasks/experiments outlined by the supervisor.
  • Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with GLP requirements.
  • The individual is expected to contribute and participate in general laboratory maintenance activities (such as maintenance of equipment, managing laboratory waste).

  • BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline plus 2 or more years of related work experience, or MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline.
  • Experience with nephelometry, MSD or separations-based techniques is desired.
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
  • Motivated, detail-oriented, with good laboratory skills.


Standard conditions - sitting and standing


40 hours per week


Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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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.

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