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Precision Medicine Biomarker Assay Specialist


Cambridge, MA
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This position supports translational and precision medicine strategies through technical oversight and management for sample collection and vendor engagement processes involved in the implementation of early clinical biomarker plans. A successful candidate is able to communicate effectively, has a broad knowledge of biomarker assay platforms, and is able to work both independently and collaboratively in teams.


+ Provides bioanalytical assay technical and operational expertise to study teams to ensure delivery of high quality clinical biomarker data

+ Ensures timely biomarker assay development and fit for purpose validation

+ Contributes biomarker-specific language to clinical protocols and laboratory manuals as needed

+ Leverages external contract research organizations and vendors along with appropriate internal laboratories to execute biomarker analyses; provides technical support for selection and qualification of CRO labs supporting clinical trial biomarker assays

+ Key point of contact for internal labs and external vendors with oversight responsibility for service agreements, work plans, budget and invoices, assay transfers, assay validation, bioanalytical reports, sample shipments, sample analyses, data delivery timelines, data transfers and overall data quality

+ Responsible for compliance around clinical biospecimen management and vendor oversight

+ Consults on technical aspects of biomarker-related natural history studies, consortium work, or academic collaborations when needed


+ B.S. or M.S. with 5+ years experience in clinical laboratory sciences and/or significant experience in biomarker assay development required. Industry experience 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)

+ Assay problem solving and analytical skills; ability to resolve technical issues that may arise during method development, assay validation, and sample analysis

+ General knowledge of clinical laboratory regulatory and compliance requirements and clinical trial process preferred

+ Able to work independently as well as productively within a collaborative team

+ Demonstrated ability to develop positive and collaborative partnerships with internal colleagues and external contractors

+ Ability to manage and contribute effectively to multiple projects at once

+ Highly effective verbal and written communication skills

**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: November 14, 2017

This job is Pfizer Exempt US Grade: 8

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Eligible for Relocation Package

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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