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Senior Scientist

Pearl River, NY 10965
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+ The High-throughput Clinical Immunoassays & Diagnostics (HCID) group within Pfizer Vaccines R&D is seeking a biologist with experience in the development of neutralization assays for a Senior Scientist role in the Neutralization Assay Group.

+ The individual will be responsible for all activities pertaining to the development and validation of clinical assays to support vaccine trials, including novel experimental design and technical approaches, clinical serology laboratory efforts, and the creation and qualification of RSV viral stocks.

+ The incumbent will serve as a group expert on the RSV and C difficile neutralization assays and will play a lead role in the Phase 3 clinical testing of Pfizer's RSV and C difficile Vaccine Programs.

+ The individual will author and review documentation to support the group, reagent qualification reports, validation reports, research papers, and internal and external presentations.

As a group leader, this individual will oversee a team of junior scientists and operate with limited supervision. The incumbent will ensure business-critical deadlines are met and communicate progress to senior leaders. The responsibilities also include data review of clinical assay and qualification results. The incumbent will be part of a dynamic team and should possess a strong work ethic and collaborative spirit. Collaborations across multidisciplinary teams that include Clinical & Diagnostic Assay Development, Cell Culture Team, Automation Group, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Research Informatics, and Statistics, as well as appropriate partner lines.


+ Design and execute the validation of the RSV neutralization assay to support Phase 3 clinical testing

+ Lead the development, preparation, and qualification of RSV viral stocks

+ Write and review assay validation protocols and reports, reagent qualifications, CBER responses, test methods, and other supportive documentation

+ Supervise activities of direct reports, provide scientific leadership within the neutralization assay group, and foster teamwork, trust, and coaching among group members

+ Provide scientific strategy, analyze experimental data, draw conclusions, and propose future research plans

+ Communicate experimental results at team meetings with group members and senior management

+ Stay current on scientific and technical literature and attend relevant scientific meetings in order to apply new technologies and/or scientific principles

+ Apply GCLP guidelines to assay development and sample analysis

+ Participate and organize cross-functional team meetings


+ PhD with 0-4 years of relevant experience in academia or industry; or a MS with 15+ years relevant industry experience

+ A strong background in immunology, microbiology, virology, and/or bacteriology is essential.

+ Familiarity with assay qualification/validation and system suitability/acceptance criteria

+ Experience working in high-throughput testing laboratories operating under GLP guidelines, including SOPs, instrument IOQ/PQ, and good documentation practices

+ Demonstrated leadership ability through project management and mentoring

+ Proven delivery of objectives in a complex matrix environment

+ Ability to thrive in fast-paced, changing environment

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills

+ Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical software including GraphPad Prism


+ The position has physical requirements of basic office and laboratory work (sitting, standing, and walking).

+ The mental requirements include the ability to analyze data and design experiments; to present complex concepts to colleagues.

**Other Job Details:**

+ Eligible for employee referral bonus

+ Eligible for Relocation Package

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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.

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Posted: 2020-05-01 Expires: 2020-06-01
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