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Job Title Research Associate (non

JobID 1607803

Location: San Francisco, CA

Description **ROLE SUMMARY**

We are seeking an energetic and motivated research associate with experience in in vivo pharmacology to join our Rinat Research Unit in South San Francisco and to contribute to exciting Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell research and T cell redirection approaches in general. The successful applicant will be an integral part of a research team evaluating T cell therapies and bispecific antibodies for the treatment of cancer. They should express a keen interest in developing novel therapies and have a demonstrated record of conducting in vivo research.


+ Contribute to discovery projects for CAR T cell and bispecific antibody therapeutics by conducting in vivo efficacy studies utilizing human and mouse cancer models.

+ Use standard tissue culture to support cancer cell and human T cell preparation for in vivo studies.

+ Use standard immunology techniques such as flow cytometry to support ex vivo analysis of cells from animal tissues.

+ Analyze, organize, and present results in small and large group meetings.

+ Read relevant scientific literature to aid in experimental design.

+ Contribute to a dynamic, exciting culture that embraces teamwork and innovation.


+ B.S. degree in Biology with 4+ years' experience, or M.S. degree in biology with 2+ years' experience.

+ Biology degree specializing in molecular biology, cellular biology, or immunology preferred.

+ Prior experience in the fields of immunology or cancer biology highly preferred.

+ Hands-on experience with in vivo work required. Tumor inoculation and measurement, animal dosing (oral, s.c. and i.v.), blood and tissue collection, is strongly preferred.

+ Proficiency in immunological assays, including flow cytometry, cytokine release, cytotoxicity and proliferation assays, T cell isolation, MACS, is a plus.

+ Demonstrated proficiency in the use of software tools to support data analysis tasks (e.g., Prism, FlowJo, Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

+ Must have excellent organization and planning skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently or as part of a team, good verbal and written communication, and strong motivation with a dedicated work ethic.

+ A willingness to learn and adopt new experimental skills as needed is essential.


Physical - lifting, sitting, standing, walking, repetitive work/motion

Mental - ability to perform complex data analysis, ability to read and critically evaluate literature/publications to aid in experimental design


Ability to travel occasionally

**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 Location Information: South San Francisco, CA

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

+ Grade: 4

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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