Scientist, Translational Gene Therapy AAV (non-PhD)

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Cambridge, MA
Posted
Sep 29, 2021
Ref
4822568
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

What You Will Achieve

Pfizer’s Rare Disease Research Unit (RDRU) focuses on developing drugs for treating rare diseases. The Gene Therapy Translational Research group is part of the RDRU focused on gene transfer approaches to treat rare genetically defined diseases that focus on the CNS, neuromuscular, and liver (systemic and metabolic) therapeutic areas. The Scientist will work as part of a team to explore Pfizer’s RNA based approaches to treat rare diseases. The role requires knowledge and expertise in designing and evaluating in vitro and in vivo screens of RNA targets, next generation sequencing and data analysis. The Scientist will perform cell-based and biochemical assays while developing in vivo disease models. The role requires collaboration with cross-functional teams to advance the portfolio programs. Knowledge of human disease and experience with RNA editing is a must.  
 

How You Will Achieve It

  • Evaluate RNA based disease targets
  • Design and execute in vitro and vivo studies utilizing RNA therapeutic modalities
  • Guide RNA design, in vitro and in vivo target assessment, NGS data analysis
  • Perform various biochemical, cell biology, molecular biology, and immunology assays
  • Partner with colleagues in other partner lines

Qualifications

Must-Have

  • B.S. in the life sciences field with 6+ years or M.S. with 4+ years of relevant experience in the field of RNA therapeutics and lipid nanoparticles
  • Prior experience in gene editing technologies and next generation sequencing
  • Evidence of extensive scientific accomplishments in the form of publications and presentations.
  • Evidence of experience working in cross-disciplinary teams.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

Nice-to-Have

  • Prior experience in rare disease utilizing small and large animal models

Other Job Details

  • Last Date to Apply: October 13th, 2021.

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