1+ months

Senior Principal Scientist, Protein Engineering

Pfizer
La Jolla, CA 92037
**ROLE SUMMARY**



Pfizer's Biotherapeutic Discovery group in La Jolla is seeking an outstanding, highly motivated and proven protein engineering expert. The candidate will be responsible for developing biologics. The primary responsibility will be the engineering of next generation biologics and hit identification/lead optimization of antibodies. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for working closely with individuals in both protein engineering and biology groups to innovate and develop the next generation of protein therapeutics. The candidate will have access to state of the art protein and antibody engineering technologies and will be expected to continue our tradition of developing world class methods and technologies that enhance our therapeutic discovery efforts.



**ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES**



+ Successful experience in translating their knowledge of protein structure/function into therapeutic molecules

+ Carry out hands-on lab work to apply protein engineering principles to the generation of novel protein therapeutics

+ Generation of diverse next generation of biologics

+ Expected to provide strategic direction and innovative approaches across multiple modalities

+ Work in teams to develop next generation therapeutics and influence project teams in their decision making.

+ Present experimental designs and results at internal meetings



**BASIC QUALIFICATIONS**



+ Ph.D. in Biological Science (Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Protein Biochemistry, Cell Biology) or a related field (Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Biological Engineering) is required.

+ At least 8 years of post-graduate experience in either an academic or industrial setting.

+ Demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

+ Strong track record of scientific accomplishments demonstrated through publications in highly regarded journals and/or intellectual property generation.

+ An innovator with proven track record in molecular design of biologics, of creative and proactive approach to problem solving, and strong analytical skills.

+ A highly-collaborative scientist with broad interests and a diverse background. An ability to work across disciplines and understand the specific needs of collaborators.

+ Strategic thinking with an ability to understand program and therapeutic area needs and translate that understanding into an actionable approach.

+ Outstanding interpersonal, collaborative and oral communication skills.

+ Strong motivation, passion and commitment to science and engineering of novel entities

+ Ability and desire to work in an interdisciplinary scientific team and the desire to learn new techniques

+ Ability to analyze and interpret work published in the field and apply it appropriately

+ Technical expertise should include protein expression and purification, molecular biology, understanding structure-function relationships

+ Strong time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects in parallel

+ Strong communication skills and ability to present research in a team setting



**PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS**



+ Strong desire and initiative to understand the underlying biology and help propose new ideas and techniques to discover next-generation of protein-based therapeutics with unique functionalities



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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.



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**Other Job Details:**



+ Eligible for Relocation Package

+ 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.

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Posted: 2019-10-09 Expires: 2019-12-08

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