Senior Associate Scientist - Early Bioprocess Development, Vaccine R&D
Pearl River, NY
Posted: May 18, 2023
Application Deadline: June 19, 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 highly motivated and experienced Senior Associate Scientist to join the Strain Change Analytical Team in Vaccine Research and Development - Early Bioprocess Development group. The successful candidate will execute a variety of analytical techniques to characterize DNA template, mRNA drug substance, LNP drug product, and critical reagents to enable strain change activities. The ideal candidate will be responsible for performing various molecular biology techniques and work collaboratively within the analytical team as well as outside the reporting structure to design and execute experiments, analyze data, and provide accurate and timely reports.
How You Will Achieve It
Execute analytical protocols for release and characterization of DNA template, mRNA drug substance, LNP drug product, and critical reagents to support viral vaccine strain change.
Analyze data obtained with minimal supervision
Document experiments contemporaneously in an electronic or notebook as directed and provide to supervisor or designee for review
Contribute to authoring technical documents including development reports, analytical test methods, and method qualification reports
Maintain laboratory instruments according to applicable guidelines and ordering frequently used reagents and materials
Read scientific and technical literature to stay current in the field and to bring new and improved technologies to the laboratory.
Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, biology, or related discipline with 2 years of experience
A strong background in molecular biology is essential
Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is required.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proven ability to work independently in hands-on laboratory setting and collaborate as part of a team
Previous experience with fragment analyzer for mRNA integrity is desired
Experience with ddPCR is a plus
Experience with documentation of laboratory notebook in an electronic format is desired
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.