1+ months

Scientist (non

La Jolla, CA 92037

The Pfizer Oncology Research Unit in La Jolla is seeking a full-time employee to support the drug discovery process for innovative medicines to treat cancer. The candidate will work primarily in the Sample Logistics laboratory to manage receipt of research compounds, track compound inventory, utilize and maintain various robotic instruments and software, communicate and advise customers, and prepare compounds for distribution. The responsibilities rely on use of automated equipment integrated with specialized software that manages the compound workflow from order through delivery to the scientist. The candidate will be trained and expected to work independently on daily essential operations.


+ Work closely with scientists to request, receive, prepare, and deliver DMSO based compounds in agreed upon formats to enable the performance of various downstream assays.

+ Work primarily with acoustic based dispensing technologies and related liquid handling instruments to deliver accurate and high quality nanoliter - microliter volumes in assay ready plates (ARPs) or near assay ready plates (nARPs).

+ Be proficient in various laboratory based software applications required to perform duties including but not limited to compound request, LIMS, integrated controlling software, independent instrument software, etc.

+ Maintain, QC, and troubleshoot/repair laboratory instrument and related consumables and reagents

+ Prepare deliverables and ship items for external work to other sites and/or countries

+ Assist in the evaluation, acquisition, installation, and implementation of new laboratory instruments or software

+ Work independently but also in a team environment to manage the delivery of requested items to a large customer user base in a timely manner

+ The secondary role is highly desired but not mandatory will be to assist and support high throughput screening (HTS) by aiding and performing biochemical or cell-based assays.Duties to include preparing and delivering reagents and solutions to microtiter assay plates.In the case of cell-based assays, tissue culture and sterile techniques will also be utilized.


+ A Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, biology, bioengineering, chemistry, or other related field with 6+ years in an industrial or academic pharmaceutical laboratory setting.

+ Experience handling small organic compounds, automated liquid handling systems, and scientific software applications/LIMS.

+ Experience designing and programming workflows with acoustic dispensing technologies (Labcyte ECHO or EDC ATS-100) as well as expertise with other liquid handling platforms such as Tecan, Agilent, Beckman, etc.

+ Ability to properly perform calculations of molarity and dilutions.

+ Experience working with and validating various plate density types and formats such as 96, 384, and 1536 well plates.

+ Strong organization skills with an emphasis on attention to detail in order to enable multitasking and scheduling of multiple requests.

+ Knowledge of general assay workflow and concepts in order to guide and suggest delivery options to scientists.

+ Strong work ethic, self-motivation, fast learner, independent but team oriented, strong communication skills, and an ability to work with a broad range of personalities.

+ Strong computer and software skills to include but not limited to being highly proficient with Microsoft Office and at least one scientific based application such as Pipeline Pilot, Knime, Mosaic, Scigillian, Activity Base, Spotfire, D360, Genedata, etc. or databases

+ A desire to learn the drug discovery process and help enhance and optimize workflows to enable improved efficiencies.


+ Wet lab experience running biochemical or cell-based assays is highly desirable

+ Tissue culture and sterile techniques

+ Assay detection technology and knowledge

+ Experience with assay data analysis and software

+ Knowledge of compound registration and related processes

+ Computer programming knowledge is highly desirable

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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.


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: 2019-11-25 Expires: 2020-02-26

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