1+ months

Senior Associate Scientist

Pfizer
Pearl River, NY 10965
**Position Summary**

This position provides robotic programming and method development in support of sample preparation for preclinical and clinical testing in ligand-binding assays within the automation group of Clinical Testing and Business Operations (CTBO). The responsibilities include, but not limited to, 1) basic to intermediate liquid handler programming, design, development, optimization and troubleshooting of moderately complex liquid handler methods; 2) performs IQ/OQ/PQ of automation equipment and assay methods; 3) authoring SOPs and assisting in the preparation of equipment validation documents. The incumbent will work in a team setting and will share roles and responsibilities with other colleagues as assigned by the supervisor. Work is to be done in a compliant manner according to applicable SOPs and cGxP guidelines, as required.



**Description of Position Responsibilities**



+ Utilizes multiple robotic platforms (Hamilton and /or Tecan) and optimize experiments in conjunction with process design scientists

+ Identifies process problems, suggests improvements, and initiates trouble-shooting. With guidance of the supervisor if necessary, the incumbent performs experiments, and discusses conclusions on the results obtained.

+ Maintains robotic liquid handing systems

+ Trains analysts on established technologies and performs qualification/validation of new instruments, as needed.

+ Authoring SOPs and assisting in the preparation of validation documents.

+ Presents experimental results at group and project meetings when necessary.

+ Satisfactorily completes all required P2L, cGxP and safety training in conformance with departmental requirements.

+ Where applicable, performs job responsibilities in compliance with cGxP and all other regulatory agency requirements.

+ All other job duties assign



**Technical Skills Requirements**



+ Minimum 2 years of laboratory experience in a relevant field of science, 1-2 years of programming experience using the Hamilton (basic to intermediate knowledge)

+ Experience with multiple liquid handler platforms (ie. Tecan) is an asset

+ Understanding of validation principles and practices related to the following areas: analytical methods, instruments, and utility systems.

+ Ability to interpret experimental needs and translate into automation scripts

+ Strong writing, communication and basic computer skills and works well independently and in teams



**Sunshine Act**

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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.



OTHER INFORMATION

Eligible for employee referral bonus



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Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2020-01-01

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