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Scientist Assay Development

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Pearl River, New York
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 15, 2024

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Sector
Pharmaceutical
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate
Jobseeker Type
Professional
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.

POSITION SUMMARY

You will broaden the scientific knowledge of antibody Fc-mediated functions in pre-clinical and clinical models to support various vaccine programs. Your primary responsibilities will be in the development and qualification of immunoassays to quantify antibody Fc-mediated responses. You will be using your scientific judgment to adapt standard methods and techniques by applying prior work experience and consulting others. You may assist the team lead in training of junior colleagues. You will be part of a dynamic team and should possess a strong work ethic and collaborative spirit.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Evaluate vaccine immunogenicity by developing and performing immunoassays that include (but are not limited to) antibody Fc-mediated assays, neutralization assays, and ELISAs in BSL-2 environments to test clinical and pre-clinical serum samples.
  • Maintain cell lines critical for assay development.
  • Apply technical skills and functional knowledge to complete projects/ assignments independently and proactively.
  • Perform data analysis; summarize and interpret experimental results and present at team meetings.
  • Read scientific and technical literature to stay current in the field and to bring new and improved technologies to the laboratory.
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks in compliance with the Pfizer Laboratory Notebook Policy.
  • Stay current on all departmental and corporate training.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, immunology, virology or a related field with 6+ years OR Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience of relevant research experience in academic or industry setting
  • Hands on experience with cell culture and/or aseptic techniques.
  • Experience with assay development.
  • Theoretical knowledge of antibody Fc-mediated functions.
  • Proficiency in software to perform analysis and presentation of data (Excel, GraphPad Prism, PowerPoint, and relevant scientific software).


PREFERRED QUALIIFICATIONS
  • Experience with assay parameter analysis; design of experiment (DoE), assay validation.
  • Advanced experience in troubleshooting protocols using automated liquid handling platforms.
  • Experience in assay protocol development.
  • Experience in designing and completing experiments independently.


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Ability to work with infectious agents safely.
  • Standard laboratory conditions and computer work- sitting, standing.
  • This position may require the ability to stand and reach inside the hardware environment of various laboratory robotic equipment.
  • Math skills for basic laboratory calculations.


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 | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). 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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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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