Scientist, Analytical Development, Vaccines

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Pearl River, New York
Posted
Jan 11, 2022
Ref
4835164
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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

This is a laboratory-based analytical scientist position within the Vaccine Research and Development – Analytical Development group. The individual will perform routine sample analysis, develop analytical assays, and develop and execute method qualification and assay transfers in support of early vaccine development for a range of moieties such as lipids, proteins, mRNA,  glycoconjugates and adjuvants. Assays include use of standard analytical separations techniques (e.g., HPLC, SEC, CE, IEX, etc.) and spectroscopic techniques (e.g., DLS, UV-VIS, fluorescence, etc.).

How You Will Achieve It

  • In this position, the individual will design, plan, and execute assay development, qualification and transfer studies to support the release, stability and characterization testing of early vaccine candidates.
  • Provide both routine and non-routine sample analysis support for in-process, formulation development, and final vaccine candidates and adjuvants.
  • Plan and prioritize their own assay development and sample testing activities to ensure timelines are met.
  • Document experiments, analyze data, and provide conclusions obtained from assay development/ qualification and sample testing experiments contemporaneously in either an electronic or paper notebook as directed.
  • Present data in the form of summaries or technical reports that are submitted to supervisor/ management for review.
  • Contribute to drafting laboratory methods and reports
  • Collaborate with other colleagues within the analytical group to support completion of assay development and qualification tasks as needed.
  • The individual is expected to contribute and participate in general laboratory maintenance activities (such as maintenance of equipment, managing laboratory waste)

QUALIFICATIONS

Must-Have
  • BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related discipline with at least at least 6 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Demonstrate technical skills and scientific expertise in analytical method development, qualification and troubleshooting.
  • Motivated, detail-oriented, with good laboratory skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.

Nice-to-Have
  • MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related discipline with at least at least 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience and proficiency in separation-based analytical techniques (HPLC-UV, HPLC-CAD, HPLC-FLD, and CE), and bioassays (PCR-based techniques such as RT-PCR and qPCR, Slot Blot, and ELISA).
  • Experience with analyzing proteins and polysaccharides is a plus

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Standard laboratory conditions – sitting, standing, primarily lab based
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

40 hours per week

OTHER JOB DETAILS

Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

#LI-PFE

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment.  As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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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.

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