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Scientist Biology

Pfizer Inc.

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Location:
New York, NY
Posted Date:
12/8/2016
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
07242.50640
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



Role Description

The Scientist Biologist will be responsible for ensuring the advancement of innovative drug discovery programs from the discovery to the development stage by designing and executing experiments to characterize the biological function of targets and the effect of drug candidates on target function and its molecular pathways.



Responsibilities

The candidate will be an essential member of the CTI-New York Group. He or she will be able to work independently and creatively to 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. The candidate will be expected to support projects in one or more therapeutic areas of interest to Pfizer including Neurodegenerative Disease, Immunology, Oncology, Immuno-Oncology, and others. The candidate will perform in vitro studies utilizing molecular, biochemical, and cellular techniques to understand the drug target's role in disease biology and to validate the activity of candidate drugs. The qualified candidate will be an individual contributor to highly matrixed multidisciplinary teams collaborating closely with CTI colleagues, academic partners, and various Pfizer R&D partner-lines to ensure seamless and efficient advancement of projects to meet aggressive project deliverables, goals, and timelines. A key responsibility of this candidate will be the evaluation, characterization, and validation of drug candidates in the appropriate cellular, biochemical, and functional assays designed and developed by the incumbent. The applicant will be required to work on multiple independent projects, simultaneously supporting multiple therapeutic development project teams. She or he will be expected to present results, updates, and recommendations at regular project team meetings. The candidate will be expected to fully embrace and embody the entrepreneurial spirit and biotech-like culture, values, and goals of CTI and contribute to creating and exciting, productive, collaborative, and scientifically rigorous working environment.

Requirements

Qualifications

- BS/MS in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, or a closely related field with 5 or more years of experience conducting laboratory research - Industry experience preferred - Experience in one or more of the therapeutic areas of interest to Pfizer including, but not limited to, Neurodegenerative Disease, Immunology, Oncology, and Immuno-Oncology - Experience with the drug development process, especially biotherapeutics, is desirable - Ability to succeed in a small, interactive, non-traditional drug-discovery environment



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.