Senior Scientist-Molecular Biology and Automation

Pfizer Inc.

Pearl River, NY

Job posting number: #7115547 (Ref:pf-4869549)

Posted: November 7, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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

The Viral Vaccines group is looking for a highly experienced molecular biologist with automation experience to support different RNA-based viral vaccine programs. In this position, you will play an important role in the design, cloning and validation of different vaccine construct candidates while working in a very dynamic and collaborative environment. In this role, you will also actively support the technology transfer and integration of a new laboratory with automation/ high-throughput capabilities for screening and candidate selection purposes across VRD.

The selected candidate should have a strong work ethic and collaborative personality and will interact with manager and other group members on a regular basis as well as functional lines within Vaccines R&D (VRD).

How You Will Achieve It

  • Advanced work in protocol design, scripting, testing, optimization and troubleshooting of complex liquid handler workstations for High Throughput and screening purposes.
  • Perform molecular biology techniques including but not limited to PCR, RT-PCR, cloning (ligation/Gibson Assembly/Golden Gate assembly), sequencing analysis, in vitro transcription (IVT) and analytics, transfection of different cell lines/primary cells…etc and using FACS or cell imaging as a readout.
  • Collect and analyze data on a per project basis to support troubleshooting, qualification, and other lab projects.
  • Ability to work independently to analyze, interpret and summarize experimental data. Present progress on platform development and sample analysis to colleagues and senior management.
  • Maintain a detailed inventory of freezer reagents and samples organized and up to date.
  • Maintain laboratory notebooks in compliance with the Pfizer Laboratory Notebook Policy

Qualifications

Must-Have

  • Degree in Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, or related scientific field. MS with 6+ years or PhD with 1-3 years of postdoctoral experience in industrial or academic setting is required.
  • Proficient in sample preparation in various assays using Hamilton liquod handler workstations and validation of robotic methods.
  • Proficient programming skills to code automation instrumentation, specifically liquid handlers (C++/ Phyton/VBA/R..etc).
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to collaborate and work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and excellent communication skills.
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel (advanced formulas and functions).

Nice-to-Have

  • Experience with DNA/RNA structure/folding.
  • Experience with Gene Data, Benching or similar biopharma platforms would be preferred.

  

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Work is primarily performed at the laboratory bench and at an office desk using a computer. The job involves lifting relatively light loads, not more than 10 pounds. This position may require the ability to stand and reach inside the hardware environment of various laboratory robotic equipment.
 

OTHER INFORMATION  
Work Location Assignment: On Premise

Other Job Details:

Eligible for relocation package

Eligible for employee referral bonus

#LI-PFE

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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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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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Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Pfizer Inc.
New York,New York
United States
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