1+ months

Principal Scientist, Oncology Alliances and Collaborations

La Jolla, CA 92037

This position is a key scientific contributor to driving innovation in operational research processes across Pfizer Oncology R&D, by designing and implementing effective internal and external research processes. This individual will have r esponsibility for management of an external research portfolio that includes a combination of biotech alliances, academic collaborations, and outsourcing to Contract Research Organizations (CROs). The team provides broad support to Oncology senior leaders, scientists, and project teams to enable key research collaborations that advance Pfizer Oncology R&D objectives. Depending on the nature of the partnership, the Principal Scientist will build, develop, and manage all or parts of the partnership lifecycle, including evaluation of potential partners, developing research collaboration objectives, implementation of governance structures, managing deliverables and timelines, and maintaining and growing strategic alignment and overall partnership health.


+ Applies both scientific and business operations knowledge to identify and evaluate external technologies and service capabilities, establish and manage different types of collaborations

+ Serves as the research collaboration and business operations contact to advise and mobilize internal teams to drive decision-making that often involves external partnerships.

+ Serves as a key contributor to a team dedicated to developing and implementing overall external collaboration strategies and processes for Pfizer Oncology R&D

+ Proactively identifies needs for continuous improvement of research plans, business processes and workflows and leads multidisciplinary groups in creating and implementing improvements both internally and externally.

+ Aligns strategy, objectives and deliverables both internally and with our partners and plans and coordinates activities between internal teams and external partners

+ Responsible for assessing collaboration health and developing and implementing strategies to strengthen individual and organizational relationships with partners while driving productivity and maximizing value for Pfizer from partnerships

+ With minimal guidance, manages day-to-day operations of research collaborations with biotechs, academic institutions, and CROs to deliver value to Pfizer Oncology projects

+ Establishes collaborative working relationships with internal scientific and business partners, such as CSOs, Research Project Leaders, Business Development, Legal, Procurement, Finance, and Accounts Payable to maintain progress and efficiency for each collaboration and internal/external process

+ Oversees financial and payment tracking, invoice resolution, and shipping logistics to ensure operational efficiency and ease of doing business for Pfizer teams and partners

+ Collaborates with other members of the Strategic Alliances group and the Oncology Strategy, Portfolio and Business Operations Department and mentors junior members of the team to achieve overall group mission and objectives


+ PhD in a biological sciences or related field with 5+ years' or Master's degree with 10+ years' or Bachelor's degree with 15+ years' relevant experience.

+ 5+ years' experience in the pharma/biotech industry, with exposure to research collaboration management and interactions with both US and non-US based companies and/or academic institutions.

+ In-depth knowledge of oncology research, drug discovery, and most corporate functions and operations across the industry

+ Good listening skills and strong interpersonal skills who can work effectively with people of diverse rank and culture across a variety of business disciplines

+ Strong analytical and communication skills, and excellent skills in both prioritization and time management are required

+ Ability to recognize and solve problems individually and with team members and to know when to escalate to management

+ Ability to build strong rapport with colleagues, customers and external partners

+ Self-motivated and able to acquire new knowledge and skills in both scientific and business arenas

+ Customer service oriented and able to recognize and appreciate cultural sensitivities across a global enterprise

+ Has a strong sense for urgency and brings a creative approach to problem solving

+ Has a genuine passion for science and operations and personal determination for excellence and for finding new ways to perform his/her job better

**Other Job Details**

+ Eligible for Relocation Package

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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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.

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
Posted: 2019-11-05 Expires: 2020-01-04

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