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Associate Scientist, In Vivo Toxicology


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Job Title Associate Scientist, In Vivo Toxicology

JobID 1608936

Location: Andover, MA

Description DSRD General Toxicology is a global group providing non-GLP and GLP in vivo study conduct capability to advance the Pfizer portfolio, particularly for the selection of new therapeutic candidates but also for support of later stages of clinical development and registration.

In vivo toxicology study scientists within the General Toxicology group are part of a highly collaborative team that provides in vivo study conduct expertise for a range of preclinical toxicology species. In addition, they provide expertise in the use of electronic data collections systems and the development and implementation of new in vivo methodologies at the site. In vivo toxicology study scientists perform quality control review of study data and are involved in the reporting of results.

Key interfaces include the following: study directors to develop study protocols; study toxicologists to coordinate study conduct; and colleagues in necropsy, histology, clinical pathology, safety pharmacology, PDM and comparative medicine to collaborate on various study endpoints.

+ Perform all regulatory responsibilities in compliance with applicable regulatory standards.

+ In addition to performing the core responsibilities required to support the operational aspects of in vivo study conduct execution (all aspects of the in-life phase of rodent and non-rodent safety studies including study set up, test article administration, animal observation, sample collection, data collection and documentation, and preparation of in-life data for archiving), the R1 In Vivo Toxicology Study Scientist will be responsible for the following:

+ Work with appropriate DSRD staff to facilitate the coordination of, or provide advice on, study activities to assure the study is conducted according to the protocol and any applicable guidelines/SOPs.

+ Author Watson, Ponemah or Pristima protocols based on the written protocol and ensure integration with SEND requirements is maintained. Serves as a Subject Matter Expert with respect to overall requirements and functionality of the Watson system.

+ Serve as a primary contact representing General Toxicology in cross-functional scheduling and resourcing activities (including managing resource allocation to CM and orders animals) providing expertise to appropriately manage in vivo staff resourcing.

+ Oversee and/or completes quality control review of in-life data for accuracy and completeness against the protocol and applicable SOPs.

+ Identify, summarize and troubleshoot issues that arise during toxicology studies. This will include potential toxicity issues, logistical issues and or issues requiring new methods needed to scientifically evaluate the impact of the test article on the test system.

+ Identify and implement new in vivo procedures and processes, including the development of pertinent SOPs.

**Education & Experience**

Minimum Requirements:

+ Associates Degree, Biological Sciences (or equivalent) with 2-3 years applicable experience; or

+ B.S., Biological Sciences (or equivalent) with 0-1 years applicable experience

Preferred Requirements

+ A.S., Biological Sciences (or equivalent) with > 3 yrs of relevant in vivo toxicology study conduct experience

+ B.S., Biological Sciences (or equivalent) with > 1 yrs of relevant in vivo toxicology study conduct experience.

**Skills Requirements**

+ Knowledge of relevant disciplines (i.e. general toxicology, laboratory animal handling and care).

+ Strong organizational skills and detail oriented.

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills.

+ Ability to conduct in vivo skills in a variety of species for toxicity studies.

+ Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining a high quality of data and timely delivery of results.

+ Strong interpersonal, technical, and scientific skills, with a willingness to continuously learn and grow in their role.

Record of establishing positive colleague relationships which further collaboration and cooperativeness.

The position requires performing in vivo work (working directly with laboratory animals) and therefore the colleagues must be able to wear appropriate PPE and physically perform the technical procedures.

Weekend/holiday work will be required.

**Additional Offer Details**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: September 1, 2017**

+ **Grade: 004**

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

+ Location: Andover, MA

**EEO Statement**

**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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A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

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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