Scientist - Molecular Diagnostics, Vaccine R&D
Pearl River, NY
Posted: April 3, 2023
Application Deadline: May 4, 2023
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
We are seeking a Scientist to join our Molecular Biology group within Analytical Development. The qualified individual should have experience with molecular biology techniques for DNA and RNA extraction and PCR. The candidate will perform lab-based development and validation of molecular biology assays for testing vaccine products. The candidate will be expected to work efficiently with cross-functional teams.
It is your dedication that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.
How You Will Achieve It
Prepare sequencing libraries for Illumina instruments
Perform and troubleshoot PCR assays for DNA and RNA detection and characterization of recombinant protein vaccine products in clinical samples
Operate Hamilton Vantage or STAR workstation for execution of high-throughput sample analysis
Maintain lab records compliant with GCMP
Ensure lab equipment is functional and compliant
Participate in cross-functional workflows
Apply new cutting-edge technologies to improve throughput for in-process testing and enhance capability of product biological characterization
Support method transfers to other groups and external partners
Analyze results and methods, troubleshoot assays, and meet regulatory expectations for analytics
Contribute to preparation of standard operating procedures, method development reports, and qualification/validation protocols and reports
Maintain effective communication with team members
Frequently present results and status updates to management
BS in Biological Science or related field with 6+ years of experience in molecular biology laboratory techniques and PCR, MS with 4+ years of relevant experience
Ability to execute complex protocols with high attention to detail
Strong experience working in a highly regulated laboratory environment
Knowledge and expertise in principles and practice of current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments
Excellent record keeping abilities to adequately record, analyze, and document analytical data generated in support of regulatory requirements.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work in a matrixed environment with shared resources and effectively communicate across teams
Working in a Biological Safety Cabinet, wearing lab coat, safety glasses, gloves.
Standing for up to 2 hours at a time.
Carrying up to 10 pounds.
Ability to follow complex technical direction, perform mathematical calculations, and perform complex data analysis.
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.