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Senior Associate Scientist- Biology

Posted on Apr 12, 2021 by Pfizer

Pearl River, NY 10965
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

As a Scientist in the exploratory assay team within the Bacterial Vaccines and Technology (BVT) group, you will be at the center of our operations. You'll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. Our team plays a key role in the early development of vaccines, focusing on implementing supporting cell-based assays that measure functional immune responses to candidate antigens. You will be an active team member who will use your creativity and ability work collaboratively to influence at the project team level. Your cell-biology background and prior experience will allow you to adapt existing approaches while applying new ideas and techniques to develop mechanistically relevant immunogenicity assays.

How You Will Achieve It

Execute experiments to further project goals
Contribute original ideas and actively participate in planning projects
Multitasking projects and demonstrating problem solving skills in the planning and execution of objectives
Have a willingness to learn new skills and adapt to changing priorities
Interpret and summarize experimental data; participate in the evaluation of new methods or technologies
Present experimental results at group meetings, project team meetings, and department meetings, as required; write research reports
Maintain laboratory notebook in a detailed and descriptive manner
Contribute to achievement of goals of the team and influence at the work group/project team level
Apply technical skills and functional knowledge to projects/assignments within own work group/project team independently and proactively
Comply with all safety training and good laboratory practices


B.S./M.S. (non-Ph.D.) degree in cell biology, microbiology, or a related discipline
Minimum of 3+ years of cell biology related research experience post-graduation
At least 1 year of hands-on experience with microplate assay development
Demonstrated ability to interpret and summarize experimental data
Background in working with microbial pathogens is mandatory
Proficiency in basic cell biology techniques including microscopy and flow cytometry
Experience with mammalian cell culture
Ability to troubleshoot assay development challenges
Excellent organizational skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, strong motivation and a dedicated work ethic
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and relevant scientific software, including graphing/statistical analysis tools
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Experience with liquid handling lab automation
Experience with bactericidal assays or viral neutralization assays

Reference: 1162489889

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