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Scientist, Phage Display/Molecular Biology

La Jolla, CA 92037
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Pfizer's Biotherapeutic Discovery group in La Jolla is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated Scientist specialized in phage/yeast display and/or molecular biology. The candidate will participate as a team player in the isolation and optimization of antibodies using phage/yeast display. The role requires strong background in molecular biology and/or phage/yeast display.


Work within a team on various antibody identification and optimization projects in parallel

Implementing high throughput molecular biology methods such as reformatting scFv to IgG or design and building of DNA libraries

Comfortable working with automation methods using liquid handling equipment

Independently design experiments, analyze data and troubleshoot methods

Present experimental design and results at internal meetings


B.S or M.S in Biological Science (Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Protein Biochemistry, Cell Biology) or a related field (Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Biological Engineering)

B.S with 5+ years of industry experience or M.S with 3+ years of experience in either an academic or industrial setting

Experience with using molecular biology to build libraries or perform high throughput cloning

Track record of demonstrating analytical skills, bench skills and problem-solving skills

Perform very detailed experimental documentation

Understand the underlying principles of the performed experiments

Outstanding pro-active attitude, interpersonal, collaborative and oral communication skills

Ability and desire to work in an interdisciplinary scientific team and the desire to learn new techniques

Good communication skills and ability to present research in a team setting

Strong time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects in parallel


Previous experience with protein expression and purification methods

Previous experience with phage or yeast display

Previous experience with antibody engineering

Previous experience with high throughput screening methods


Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis tasks.

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**Other Job Details:**

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

Research and Development
Posted: 2019-12-16 Expires: 2020-04-23

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