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RNA Accelerator Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cancer Immunology Discovery

Employer
Pfizer
Location
La Jolla, California
Start date
Sep 22, 2022

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Discipline
Regulatory, Science/R&D, Immunology, Oncology
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
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ROLE SUMMARY

The Cancer Immunology Discovery group at Pfizer is seeking an ambitious Post-Doctoral Research Scientist with strong research and communication skills to undertake a highly visible research project shared between the CID and BioMedicine Design groups. The successful candidate will aim to leverage mRNA lipid nanoparticle (mRNA-LNP) technology to enhance T cell activity against tumors. This work will depend heavily on the candidate’s ability to derive novel in vitro/in vivo experimental models and complete related experiments to give an early glimpse at the clinical potential of this approach.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

We are seeking a self-starting, highly motivated, and technically proficient scientist with a PhD in Immunology or Cancer Biology to apply a variety of cutting-edge tools including molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques alongside immunofluorescence imaging, high parameter flow cytometry, and bioinformatics in preclinical in vivo models to address key questions within the scope of the proposed work. (S)he will work in a fast-paced and highly collaborative research environment and will be expected to present their findings in high-impact journals and at internal and external scientific conferences.

QUALIFICATIONS

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD degree with experience in Immunology, Tumor biology, Oncology, or related discipline.
  • A high-level understanding of key concepts in cancer immunology
  • A strong desire to learn, it is not expected that the successful candidate will have experience with all required techniques; however, they must be willing to expand their technical and scientific capabilities
  • Expertise in multiparameter flow cytometry, transcriptional analyses, ex vivo mouse tissue processing, in vivo syngeneic/GEM tumor models
  • Experience in mouse handling and primary cell tissue harvest
  • Expertise in mouse and human tumor cell culture

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Scientific and technical knowledge of mRNA-LNP technology
  • Significant molecular biology experience including CRISPR-mediated deletion of genes and overexpression of model antigens in mouse syngeneic tumor cell lines
  • Expertise in bulk and single cell RNA-Seq, ELISA, and Western blot experimentation and analyses

OTHER JOB DETAILS

Eligible for ​Relocation Assistance

Must Have Work Authorization in US

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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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Join world-class scientists and leaders who are dedicated to bringing therapies that will significantly improve patients' lives.

As one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we're driven to discover the cure --driven to significantly improve the lives of everyone...everywhere. If you're similarly driven, you'll find there's no better place to begin --and continue --your career than at Pfizer.

Science is the foundation of our company.  This is why it's no surprise that the most driven scientists in the world choose to carry out their life's passion at Pfizer.  We arm them with the resources, technology, and facilities they need to solve some of the world’s most complex health challenges. This combination empowers our scientists with expertise in vaccines, small-molecule medicines, biotherapeutics amongst many others, to collaborate on breakthrough science, including the world's first mRNA-Based Covid19 vaccine.  Our colleagues advance science and technologies into the therapies that matter most.

Join us and you'll partner with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and abilities who contribute to all aspects of what we do. Great things happen when people come together with one shared goal. If you're driven to discover the cure- ensure it has the latest technology to make it a reality or help improve the lives of others- join those who are similarly driven at Pfizer. The future of medicine is happening here.

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