Manager, Scientific Computing

Pearl River, New York
Feb 13, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


Pfizer has an exciting opportunity to join as a hands-on technical lead, responsible for building and leading a high-performing team in support of R&D at our Pearl River, NY site. This role is critical for enabling Digital Technology colleagues and scientists with access to the necessary compute power, servers and storage required for running a successful R&D site. In this role, the Manager of Scientific Computing will specifically support Oncology & Vaccine, bringing innovative technologies to Pfizer that provide value and can accelerate the R&D portfolio.



  • Serves as lead for Digital Technology operations at the Pearl River site, managing the laboratory compute environment and ensuring that laboratory workflow processes are well managed and efficient.
  • Contributes to strategy, delivery of projects and services, and culture initiatives.
  • Enables use of Cloud for storage, compute, and application development and hosting.
  • Responsible for management of servers for hosting agile research applications.
  • Ensures smooth running of laboratory computers and associated workflows.
  • Maintains Business Continuity plans for the Pearl River site.
  • Troubleshoots outages of Oncology and Vaccine systems.
  • Partners closely with others in R&D Digital Technology, Solution Centers and other Digital Technology functions.
  • Brings innovative technologies to the Oncology and Vaccines R&D BT Leadership Team.
  • Manages a team of highly engaged technical experts.



  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar technical field, Masters Degree in relevant discipline preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive relevant work experience.
  • Strong technical problem solver with the ability to address issues spanning database, network, and application is required.
  • A broad base of technical experience is required for the role
    • Administrating Windows and Linux based operating systems.
    • Knowledge of Virtual Machines/Virtualization.
    • Good understanding of storage systems
    • Experience with Cloud computing.
    • Knowledge of database technology.
    • Proficient in basic software development in an enterprise environment.
  • Proven ability to:
    • Effectively manage a technical team.
    • Collaborate successfully with cross-functional teams.
    • Work successfully with scientists at all levels of the organization.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Complementary degree/major in relevant scientific field is a plus.
  • Understanding of computer systems validation principles and 21 CFR Part 11 is a plus.


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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.

Other Job Details:

  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


Apply at using JOB ID #4732925

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