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Pfizer Senior Associate Scientist in Pearl River, New York

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.

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

The position requires analyst participation in immunoassay, or similar, activities, including but not limited to assay development, assay optimization, assay validation and clinical testing. The position also requires writing new methods, laboratory experiments and summary reports related to work activities. The job involves performing other tasks, as generally assigned by the manager, related to specimen testing and evaluation of new technologies. As an integral member of our dynamic team, the incumbent must have a strong work ethic, be self-motivated, be highly collaborative with the other group members, have an understanding of robotic methods used in assay development, experience in bioanalytical method validation, and work effectively in cross-functional teams.Your skills and expertise will ensure that all work is to be done in a compliant manner according to relevant Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) guidelines and Good Lab Practices cGLP and/or (Current) Good Manufacturing Practices (part of GxP) cGMP guidelines.

Your significant experience applying knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices of assay development to support clinical testing will make you a critical member of the team. By being proactive in contributing to all team discussions, you will create an environment of mutual collaboration.

It is your hard work and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • In this position the individual will perform immunoassay development/qualification/validation and analysis of non-clinical and clinical samples. This includes preparing samples, the use/maintenance of automation equipment and data analysis.

  • Collect, collate and analyze data on a per project basis to support troubleshooting, qualification, validation and other lab projects. Support assay training and transfer of methods.

  • Updating and writing documents associated with assays, including information/data archiving, SOPs and status reports.

  • Identify and report any experimental problems, proactively troubleshoot causative factors, and implement necessary corrections following discussion with supervisor.

  • Interact with external vendors to obtain quotes, and purchase reagents for clinical testing where applicable.

  • Satisfactorily complete all GLP and safety training in conformance with Departmental requirements.

  • Organize assigned work according to established departmental priorities.

  • Present progress on assay development and sample analysis to colleagues and senior management.

  • The individual is expected to contribute and participate in general laboratory maintenance activities (such as maintenance of equipment, managing laboratory waste).



  • Bachelor's degree and 4 years relevant experience, or a Masters degree with a minimum of 1 year relevant experience is required

  • Laboratory experience in a biology, immunology and/or microbiology

  • Basic laboratory skills in the area of ELISA or other immunoassays.

  • Experience with experimental design and the interpretation of results.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency with personal computers, including word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software.


  • Knowledge of Lateral Flow technology and automation.


• Position requires periods of standing, sitting, or walking

• Ability to perform mathematical calculations and complex data analysis

Work Location Assignment: On Premise

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $64,600.00 to $107,600.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 7.5% of the base salary. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.

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