13 days old

Senior Scientist

La Jolla, CA 92037
Apply Now
Apply on the Company Site
**Role Summary:**

To guide oncology discovery campaigns at Pfizer, the newly formed Tumor Evolution (TE) group located in La Jolla will develop cutting-edge biological tools, such as cell engineering, phenotypic screens, genome-wide genetic screens, functional genomics, and proteomics, to quantify global cellular perturbations induced by oncogenic changes and by small molecules aimed at counteracting such changes. Team members will apply multiple biology-based disciplines to identify novel oncology targets and deepen our understanding of tumor heterogeneity, protein homeostasis and drug resistance.

We are seeking an experienced cell and molecular biologist to contribute to the success of the TE group within the Tumor Biology (TB) Department. The candidate should have expertise in cellular engineering technologies, target identification and validation in a drug discovery context. This is an exciting opportunity to apply cutting-edge methods and contribute to the target portfolios of the Oncology Research Unit (ORU) of one of the world's leading developers of novel therapeutics.

**Role Responsibilities:**

+ Develop tool assets for advancing group projects including cell models of disease, CRISPR technologies, characterization of small molecule inhibitors, biomarkers and cell signaling.

+ Stay current with relevant biological technologies including those relating to molecular and cell biology, and biochemistry

+ Lead from the bench as an individual contributor

+ Work with and manage relationships with external contract providers

+ Work collaboratively within the Tumor Biology department and across the ORU

+ Contribute to building a culture that embraces continuous learning and improvement

+ Help to establish the Tumor Evolution group as an integral component of world-wide research development

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ PhD with 3+ years of experience preferred.

+ Track record of successful contribution to research projects leading to advancement of projects.

+ Track record of innovative and impactful research including peer-reviewed publications, preferably with relevant methodologies.

+ Significant experience with an array of molecular and cell biology methods, including PCR and NGS-based expression analysis, cell-based assays, expertise in cell culture, lentiviral generation and cell line generation.

+ Demonstrated ability to identify, evaluate, propose develop and conduct new experimental approaches.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Experience with E3 ubiquitin ligases, dTAG and degrader technologies is a plus.

+ Expertise in breast and prostate disease models or transcription factors is desired.

+ Expertise with bioinformatics approaches and data visualization of differential gene expression, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, proteomics and pathway analysis are desired.

+ Industry experience is a plus


Eligible for employee referral bonus

Relocation eligible


**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.

Research and Development
Posted: 2020-10-13 Expires: 2020-11-13
Sponsored by:
ADP Logo

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Senior Scientist

La Jolla, CA 92037

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast