Associate Scientist

Pearl River, NY

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 an Associate 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 have the important role to generate high-quality immunoassay data in a regulated Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) setting to support Pfizer’s vaccine programs according to Standard Operating Procedures. You will support the technology transfer and integration of new laboratory immunoassays into the cGLP space, support assay validation projects and monitor immunoassay lifecycle. In addition, you will also support throughput activities and provide testing support for clinical and non-clinical research programs.


Your strong foundation in general scientific practice, its principles and concepts will help in meeting critical deadlines. You will be relied on as a technical contributor to assess the assigned tasks and make decisions that involve direct application of your knowledge. It is your hard work and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.


How You Will Achieve It

  • Perform the biofunctional immunological assays to support vaccine clinical development in a high-throughput setting.
  • Assist in updating and writing documents associated with bio-functional assays, including information/data archiving, Standard Operating Procedure and status reports.
  • Perform job responsibilities in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices/ Good Laboratory Practice/Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (cGMP/GLP/GCLP) and all other regulatory agency requirements.
  • Present progress on assay development and sample analysis to colleagues and senior management.
  • Collect and analyze data on a per project basis to support troubleshooting, qualification and other lab projects.
  • Provide critical data review of clinical and non-clinical data.
  • Maintain a detailed inventory of freezer reagents such as controls, proficiency panels, toxins, reference standards etc.
  • Assist in ordering supplies from internal inventory and prepare reagents/supplies necessary for bio-functional assay work.
  • Execute sample testing and analysis for toxicology and clinical trials.
  • Stay current on all departmental and corporate training.


Qualifications

Must-Have

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field and 0-3 years experience
  • Laboratory experience in biology, immunology, virology, and/or microbiology
  • Experience following GLP guidelines, including adhering to SOPs, instrument IOQ/PQ, good documentation practices
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


Nice-to-Have

  • Pharmaceutical and biotech drug discovery experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Comfortable using GraphPad Prism and JMP is a plus
  • Robotic and automation experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with biofunctional assay development is a plus
  • Experience handling infectious agents and biological materials safely, including toxins and viruses
  • Knowledge of Luminex technology, mammalian cells and aseptic techniques
  • Experience in developing and troubleshooting bioassays designed to assess antibody functionality

  

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Work is primarily performed at the laboratory bench or at an office desk using a computer. The job involves lifting loads, generally not more than 20 pounds.


OTHER INFORMATION  

  • Work Location Assignment: On Premise
  • Other Job Details:
  • 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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