Scientist - Protein Purification, Early Bioprocess Development (EBPD), Vaccine R&D

Pfizer Inc.

Pearl River, NY

ID: 7145698 (Ref.No. 4884935)
Posted: May 17, 2023
Salary / Pay Rate: 72,700.00 - 145,400.00 USD Annual
Application Deadline: June 19, 2023

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
As a 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 be part of a team that is addressing the critical task of rejuvenating our pipeline with innovative, differentiated First-In-Class/ Only-In-Class programs in the years to come. This will be addressed by generation of strong data packages from target hypotheses derived from academic outreach and initiatives. You will be an essential member of this team and creatively design and execute key experiments to address the basic and translational biology of novel drug targets, their molecular pathways, and their connection to human disease. You will support projects in one or more therapeutic areas of interest to Pfizer including Immunology, Oncology, Immuno-Oncology, Neurodegenerative Disease, etc.

With your deep knowledge in the discipline, you will be an active team member who influences at the project team level. You will be using your scientific judgment to adapt standard methods and techniques by applying prior work experience and consulting others. Your ability to plan will help in preparing short-term work activities on projects. Your creativity in developing novel processes and new ideas will be used frequently. You will undertake mentoring activities to guide your team members.

It is your innovative scientific temperament that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It
Contribute to achievement of goals of the team and influence at the work group/project team level.

Apply technical skills and functional knowledge to projects/ assignments within own work group/ project team independently and proactively.

Perform laboratory experiments to help establish robust disease biology, biochemical and cell-based compound screening assays and carry out in vivo evaluation across a broad array of target classes for the project teams.

Prepare and present experimental results to project teams.

Comply with all safety training and good laboratory practices.

BS in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Biophysics, or related scientific discipline with 3+ years of relevant experience within industrial settings, or an MS with 1+ year of relevant industry experience.

Hands-on experience in protein purification techniques: chromatography separation, membrane filtration, centrifugation. Knowledge of biophysical characterization of biological molecules and analytical techniques. Familiarity with laboratory scale purifications chromatography systems (AKTA) and analytical instrumentation (HPLC, spectrophotometry, etc.).

Proficiency in Microsoft systems such as Office suite, Outlook, Etc.

Knowledge and ability to independently design, plan, and execute protein purification activities.

Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.

Ability to work independently and in teams.

Independently analyze and provide conclusions regarding experimental data generated.

Basic knowledge of DOE principals

HTS instrumentation for protein purification process development

Familiarity with basics of process development, process evaluation,

process validation and qualification, scale up and technical transfer.

Hands-on skills in protein analytics

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.