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Senior Scientist - Assay Development, Pfizer Vaccines

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Pearl River, New York
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Sector
Science, Pharmaceutical
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate
Jobseeker Type
Professional
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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 a member of our growing Assay Development team contributing to the development and maintenance of new assays evaluating the efficacy of our vaccines or the epidemiology of disease. In that function, you will work the Bacterial Vaccine and Technology group to generate and characterize new monoclonal antibodies to disease targets. In addition, you will evaluate and introduce new technologies into the assay development and clinical testing workflow

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.

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.

Engage and work with external collaborations and Contract Research Organizations (CROs).

Collaborate with Pfizer teams and development group to pursue the most promising vaccine incumbents through clinical trials.

Effectively collaborate with members of the High-throughput Clinical Immunoassay and Diagnostics group and supporting partner lines.

Participate in collaborations of novel monoclonal antibodies to disease targets with internal and external collaborators.

Conduct Luminex-based immunoassays on clinical samples in accordance with Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) requirements.

Develop assays or animal models required to support various vaccine projects.

Work with 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.

Qualifications**

Must-Have

Bachelor's Degree

9+ years of experience

Expertise and hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry/FACS, immunofluorescence/confocal microscopy, ELISA.

Broad experience in generating cell fusions, hybridomas and characterizing monoclonal antibodies

Technical knowledge of B-cell cloning, epitope mapping, monoclonal purification (small and large scale)

Ability to perform complex data analysis.

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Nice-to-Have

Master's degree and 7+ years of relevant experience or PhD

Extensive experience in Luminex, MSD and SPR technologies, immunology, or related fields, and a desire to continue in a laboratory-focused role.

Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable

Experience mentoring or supervising

**General Qualifications

PhD 0+

MS, Minimum 7 years' experience

BS, Minimum 9 years' experience

Work Location Assignment: On Premise

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.

Sunshine Act

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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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