Associate Scientist (Cell-culture)

Pfizer Inc.

Pearl River, NY

Job posting number: #7250025 (Ref:pf-4912645)

Posted: May 31, 2024

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.

The Cell Culture Technologies Team within the Clinical Immunology and High-throughput Operations organization team provides high-quality cultured eukaryotic cells to various laboratories within Pfizer Vaccines Research and Development (VRD) to support the research and development of our extensive vaccines pipeline.  The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to growing, expanding and supplying different types of adherent or suspension cell lines, and preparing, qualifying and maintaining inventory of various reagents for cell culture and assay work, as needed for assay development and regulated testing. Additionally, the role is responsible for monitoring the performance of the various cell lines, recording data into our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), and helping to improve cell production processes to accommodate the increasing throughput of cell-based assays. As an integral member of the dynamic team, the incumbent must have a strong, positive work ethic and be highly collaborative with the other group members.

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

  • Exercise and build basic team effectiveness skills {e.g., commitment, feedback, consensus management} within the immediate work group.

  • Perform job responsibilities in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices/ Good Laboratory Practice (cGMP/GLP) and all other regulatory agency requirements.

  • Assist in updating and writing documents including information/data archiving and Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Assist in ordering supplies from internal inventory and prepare reagents/supplies necessary for bio-functional assay work.

  • Perform cell culture for bio functional immunological assays to support vaccine clinical development in a high throughput setting in accordance with Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) requirements.

  • Maintain a detailed inventory of reagents.

  • Present metrics and project progress 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.

  • Stay current on all departmental and corporate training.

Qualifications

Must-Have

  • Bachelor's Degree with 0-2 years of laboratory experience in a relevant field of science

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to collaborate and work in team environment

  • Good Computer skills including word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software

Nice-to-Have

  • Master's Degree

  • Knowledge of mammalian cells and aseptic techniques

  • Hands-on experience with sterile technique, pipetting, performing simple calculations, typing, and basic problem-solving is preferred

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Capacity to work effectively in a team-oriented environment on several programs simultaneously with aggressive timelines

  
 

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.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • This position might require occasional weekend and holiday work to meet critical timelines.


Other job details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: June 8th, 2024

  • Work Location Assignment: On Premise

    On Premise colleagues work in a Pfizer site because it’s needed to get their job done. They may have flexibility to work remotely from time to time, but they are primarily on-site.

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $54,700.00 to $91,100.00. 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.

Sunshine Act

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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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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Job posting number:#7250025 (Ref:pf-4912645)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Pfizer Inc.
New York,New York
United States
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