Postdoctoral Fellow RNA Biology

Pfizer Inc.

Cambridge, MA

Job posting number: #7111347 (Ref:4853854)

Posted: September 21, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Pfizer Rare Disease Research Unit is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to lead a project on the role of non-coding RNA in neurobiology and neurological disease. The scope of this project will leverage state of the art technology, collaboration with internal experts, and drive future directions of therapeutic development. This opportunity will provide the Postdoctoral Fellow a highly visible research project with impact both internally in Pfizer, and broadly through publication.

Pfizer Rare Disease merges pioneering science with a deep understanding of the underlying disease pathology to deliver innovative treatments. With over three decades of experience in rare disease, our broad global rare disease portfolio aims to address the unmet medical needs across a number of therapeutic areas, including hematology, neurology, endocrinology, cardiology, and inherited metabolic diseases.


Conduct independent research in non-coding RNA biology, perform experiments, analyze data, and describe findings at internal and external events and in submitted publications

Proactively identify new research directions and testable hypotheses, taking full advantage of Pfizer internal knowledge and resources.

Contribute intellectually to the wider group of the Pfizer Rare Disease Research Unit



Recent PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, or related discipline with a minimum of 1 high quality first-author publication(s) is required.

An in-depth understanding of RNA biology

Significant molecular biology experience including expertise in cell culture technique, immortalized cell lines and iPSCs, molecular cloning, in vitro knockdown strategies (CRISPR, siRNA), and quantitative PCR.


Experience generating and analyzing RNA sequencing data, including single cell

Technical expertise in non-coding RNA biology

Experience working with human iPSC derived neurons


Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a BSL-2 laboratory

Standard business office conditions.


Eligible for Relocation Assistance

Must Have Work Authorization in US

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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