Associate Scientist - Clinical Data Monitor

Pearl River, New York
Jan 19, 2022
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

As an Associate Scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you’ll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. Your significant experience of applying knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices of the discipline will make you a critical member of the team. Your skill and knowledge will help in making decisions that require choosing among limited options. You are proactive in contributing to all team discussions and creating an environment of collaboration. It is your innovative scientific temperament that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

This a data review monitoring position within Clinical and Diagnostic Assay Development. The candidate will support ongoing activities of external Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) processing laboratories which support Pfizer clinical trials. Monitoring activities will include oversight of participant details matched to clinical samples generated at each external laboratory. The candidate will interact with members of Sample Management, Data Acquisition, and Data Management to ensure timely delivery of quality PBMC samples for clinical testing.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Exercise and build basic team effectiveness skills {e.g., commitment, feedback, consensus management} within the immediate work group.

  • Perform job responsibilities in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices/ Good Laboratory Practice (cGMP/GLP) and all other regulatory agency requirements.

  • Review processing forms and sample inventory files from 20+ external laboratories

  • Assist in ordering supplies from internal inventory and prepare reagents/supplies necessary for external laboratories.

  • Ensure all documentation follows Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) requirements.

  • Collect and analyze data on a per project basis to support troubleshooting, qualification and other lab projects.

  • Provide critical data review of clinical and non-clinical data.

  • Provide additional support to lab-based members of the team. Demonstrate willingness to be trained on basic lab processes.

  • Stay current on all departmental and corporate training.

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Laboratory experience in a relevant field of science

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to collaborate and work in team environment

  • Good Computer skills including word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software

  • Pharmaceutical and biotech drug discovery experience

  • Knowledge of PBMC isolation

  • Experience in monitoring clinical trial activities

  • Familiarity with LIMS

  • CRO and vendor oversight experience preferred



Potential travel to external laboratories


Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


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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