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Associate Scientist, Clinical Assay Development

Pearl River, NY 10965
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The role of the incumbent is to assist in the development and qualification of biofunctional assays to monitor the immune responses elicited by Pfizer's vaccine candidates in phase 0/1/2 clinical studies. The incumbent will also be involved in the high-throughput clinical testing of human serum samples. This role will be responsible for handling viral stocks and human/ pre-clinical animal samples, maintaining cell lines, and preparing/ validating new reagents. As an integral member of this dynamic team, the incumbent must have a strong work ethic and be highly collaborative with the other group members. All work is to be done in a compliant manner according to relevant SOP guidelines and GLP and/or GCLP guidelines, when required.

Perform experiments related to the development and optimization of biofunctional assays including, but not limited to, micro neutralization assays (MNT), hemagglutination inhibition assays (HAI), and neuraminidase inhibition assays (NAI)

Execute testing of preclinical and clinical samples to meet program timelines

Prepare human and pre-clinical animal serum samples for testing

Handle infectious agents including influenza and RSV

Perform activities related to maintenance of cell lines

Prepare/ validate new reagents

Assist in updating and writing documents including standard operating procedures (SOPs), reagent reports, and data archiving

Assist in maintaining the laboratory, including ordering/ restocking supplies, updating reagent inventory, and ensuring cleanliness

Satisfactorily complete all cGMP/GLP and safety training in conformance with Departmental requirements. Where applicable, performs job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements

Performs other duties as assigned

B.S. with at least 2 years of relevant experience required

Laboratory experience in biology, immunology and/or microbiology required

Familiarity with biofunctional assay development is a plus

Experience handling infectious agents and biological materials safely

Cell culture experience

Experience following GLP guidelines, including adhering to SOPs, instrument IOQ/PQ, good documentation practices

Proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint

Good verbal and written communication skills The position has physical requirements of basic office and laboratory work (sitting, standing, and walking).

**Sunshine Act**

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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.


N (Other) (United States of America)

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
Posted: 2019-08-08 Expires: 2019-11-09

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