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Director, Clinical Scientist, Precision Medicine

Pfizer


Location:
Cambridge, MA
Date:
08/17/2017
2017-08-172017-09-15
Job Code:
1610223
Pfizer
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Job Title Director, Clinical Scientist, Precision Medicine

JobID 1610223

Location: Cambridge, MA

Description ROLE SUMMARY

The Precision Medicine Clinical Scientist works collaboratively across research, technical, and clinical teams to define and operationalize early clinical biomarker strategies. This position may also assume a single point of contact role with an individual research unit (RU). In this capacity, the individual would work closely with key RU stakeholders to understand the evolving project portfolio, identify knowledge gaps related to target diseases, advise on preclinical assets, and assist in prioritizing precision medicine resources needed to support natural history studies or specific assets on their way to the clinic. A successful candidate is able to communicate effectively with senior leaders, lead colleagues within a matrix organization, and leverage information from a variety of sources in order to effectively understand organizational and asset level strategy and to interpret biomarker results that can help drive program decisions.



**ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES**



+ Works closely with RU stakeholders to understand evolving project portfolio, identify knowledge gaps related to target diseases, and prioritize resources needed for natural history studies or for specific assets

+ Partners with RU colleagues on biomarker-related natural history studies, consortium work, or academic collaborations as needed

+ Consults with project teams on biomarker discovery, pre-strategic assessment of clinical samples and understanding of mechanism or disease related genetics

+ Collaborates with research and clinical colleagues to develop and defend scientifically rigorous translational and exploratory biomarker strategies that assess proof of mechanism, establish early signs of efficacy, enable proof of concept studies, and generate an understanding of the variability in patient response.

+ Assembles and leads collaborative biomarker sub-teams, made up of colleagues with relevant technical, research, or clinical expertise, to operationalize biomarker strategy

+ Ensures timely biomarker assay development, fit for purpose validation and resourcing

+ Contributes clinical protocol, lab manual, and informed consent language specific to biomarkers

+ Leverages external contract research organizations and vendors along with appropriate internal laboratories to execute biomarker analyses

+ Responsible for compliance around clinical biospecimen management and vendor oversight

+ Ensures timely delivery of internally or externally generated biomarker data for analysis

+ Works with biomarker and clinical teams to interpret biomarker results in the context of the clinical study

+ Shares learnings with key stakeholders and the scientific community through presentations and peer-reviewed publications.



**QUALIFICATIONS**



+ PhD- 8 years minimum work experience in clinical development or clinical biomarker research (academic or industry) MS- 10 years minimum work experience in clinical development or clinical biomarker research (academic or industry) MD or MD/PhD-5 years minimum work experience in clinical development or clinical biomarker research (academic or industry) Experience in clinical drug development and/or translational research strongly preferred.

+ Background in cardiovascular, metabolic, or genetic diseases preferred

+ Candidate should have a good working knowledge of the application of various biomarker technologies (eg. flow cytometry, ligand binding assays, mass spectrometry) as well as various high dimensional exploratory platforms (eg. transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomics)

+ Experience in clinical drug development, clinical protocol design, clinical trial operations, clinical trial biospecimen logistics, analytical and clinical validation of biomarker assays, and/or vendor interactions preferred

+ Able to effectively lead matrix teams made up of research, technical, and clinical colleagues

+ Builds connections by developing positive, collaborative partnerships

+ Demonstrated ability to manage and contribute effectively to multiple projects at once

+ Highly effective verbal and written communication skills

+ Comfortable engaging senior colleagues and key opinion leaders



**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.



**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.



**Additional Offer Details:**



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

+ **Grade:** 015

+ Eligible for Relocation Package: yesEligible for Employee Referral Bonus: yes



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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