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Senior Associate Scientist

Pearl River, NY 10965

The Cell Culture Team (CCT) in High-throughput Clinical Immunoassays and Diagnostics (HCID) provides high-quality cultured eukaryotic cells to various laboratories within Pfizer Vaccines Research and Development (VRD) to support the research and development of our extensive vaccines pipeline. The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to, preparation and qualification of cell culture reagents, loading results into LIMS, supplying different types of adherent and/or suspension cell lines for cell-based assays, and improving cell production processes to accommodate clinical and developmental cell demands with proper documentation. The incumbent is expected to participate in processing and flow cytometry analysis of cells, cell banking activities, perform experiments. The position also involves performing other tasks as assigned, related to High-throughput Clinical Immunoassays and Diagnostics bioassays. All of the above includes practicing laboratory safety at all times and perform all work compliantly according to relevant SOP guidelines and GLP and/or GMP guidelines.

As an integral member of the dynamic team, the incumbent must have a strong, positive work ethic and be highly collaborative with the other group members.


1. Complete required documentation for laboratory work. This includes information and data organization/review.

2. After proficiency is demonstrated and experience obtained, the incumbent may be asked to train, or assist in the training, other new analysts on the protocol(s).

3. Provide input in study design and/or perform experiments for improvement, qualification, and QC of cell lines and clinical serology functional bioassays. Assist Assay Development personnel in these endeavors as directed by the supervisor.

4. Review documentation associated with protocols and SOPs, including data generation / archiving, SOP and reports writing / review as assigned by the supervisor.

5. Present experimental results at group meetings and project meetings. Write monthly progress report if applicable.

6. Prioritize and organize own work to meet project task deadlines.

7. Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements. Satisfactorily complete all cGMP/GLP and safety training in conformance with Departmental requirements.


This position interacts and collaborates with laboratory analysts who work outside of the CCT, as well as other CCT laboratory analysts and CCT leadership.


Financial Accountability

Indicate the Average Budget or Revenue accountability, as applicable.

Provide input to supervisor and/or department head regarding equipment and supplies needed to accomplish assigned tasks.


Indicate the typical number of Colleagues managed. Include direct & indirect reports, matrix responsibility and or additional resources (i.e. contingent workers), as applicable.


The incumbent is responsible for planning her (his) daily workflow to complete the tasks/experiments outlined by the supervisor, project leaders, and management.


BS/BA degree in life science (e.g. biology, cell biology, immunology, virology, microbiology) with at least 4 years of experience or MA/MS degree and at least 1 year of laboratory experience in cell culture. Hands-on experience in a regulated laboratory environement is desired.


Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Hands-on experience with flow cytometry-based assays.

Basic understanding of common statistical calculations.

Proven ability to perform basic analyses on laboratory data and interpret the results.

Hands-on experience with sterile technique, pipetting, performing simple calculations, typing, basic problem-solving microscopy, flow cytometry are preferred.

Good verbal and written communication skills are required.

The capacity to work effectively in a team-oriented environement on several research programs simultaneously with aggressive timelines .Able to work with limited daily supervision.


Work is primarily performed at the laboratory bench and at an office desk using a computer. The job involves lifting relatively light loads, not more than 10 pounds. This position requires the ability to stand and reach inside the hardware environment of various laboratory robotic equipment, and lift and transport robotic components to and from the laboratory bench. This position may require occasional weekend work to meet critical timelines.

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**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

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Research and Development


Posted: 2020-10-13 Expires: 2020-11-12

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