Pfizer Inc.

Pearl River, NY

Job posting number: #7115793 (Ref:4868741)

Posted: November 10, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

The candidate will be an experienced lab-based research scientist with thorough knowledge of molecular biology and mammalian cell culture. The incumbent will conduct various antiviral assays and data analyses. In addition to high technical competence, the incumbent understands and will articulate program objectives, experimental results to address a problem or evaluate a process/procedure. An ability to collaborate within department and across multidisciplinary teams is essential. The incumbent will be expected to share and present research results in program meetings and contribute to the appropriate documentations (reports, standard operation procedures, and publications).

How You Will Achieve It

Work independently in a team to plan, execute, analyze results, trouble-shoot, document, summarize experiments, and ensure high data quality.

Work as a team member in developing working hypothesis, develop and validate assays, and be actively involved in data interpretation.

Work in BSL2 and BSL3 labs on antiviral assays required.

Design and carry out assays to test antiviral activity using qPCR based assays, cytotoxicity, mechanism of action, and resistance studies.

Conduct virus infection, mammalian cell culture, qPCR and data analysis and summary.

The candidate will be expected to generate and deliver robust data packages under tight timelines.

Present results in internal meetings, author study reports and contribute to drafting publications.



BS/MS degree in Molecular Biology, Virology or a related discipline.

MS with 5+ years or BS with 8+ years in pharmaceutical R&D, or relevant academic experiences in Molecular Biology or Virology.

Self-motivated and able to work effectively as part of a cross-functional team.

Hands on experiences in mammalian cell culture, molecular biology technology and qPCR.

Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and statistical software including GraphPad Prism is essential.

Ability to deliver high quality data under tight timelines.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to write protocols and reports are required.


Prior experience in Virology preferred but not required.

Willingness to work in BSL3 environment, with prior BSL3 experience preferred but not required.


Ability to perform large number of assays in 96- and 384-well plates and compile the data appropriately

Ability to search and interpret the scientific literature and translate it to the own required experiments

Ability to sit for a longer time at a Biosafety cabinet.


The current location for the candidate will be in Pearl River NY.

Dependent on milestones, experiments, availability of equipment, work on bank holidays and weekends might be necessary on occasion.

Other Job Details:

Relocation support available

Work Location Assignment: On Premise

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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