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Scientist Cell Biology, Cardiometabolic

Pfizer


Location:
Cambridge, MA
Date:
11/02/2017
2017-11-022017-12-03
Pfizer
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We have an exciting opening for a Scientist, Cell Biology, Cardiometabolic. As a key member of Pfizer's Cardiometabolism group in the Metabolism 1 line in our Internal Medicine research unit (located in Cambridge, MA), the incumbent will be performing cutting-edge work, focused on understanding the mechanisms by which energy regulation impacts heart function. The successful candidate will also contribute to a range of drug discovery efforts centered on identification of novel targets, pathways, and mechanisms in cardiometabolism.







+ We are seeking a highly motivated cell biologist whose primary responsibility will be to design and conduct experiments that advance the development of therapies. Specifically, we are seeking a candidate that has strong experience in cell biology, cellular and physiological metabolism, cell signaling, and cardiovascular biology.



+ The candidate should be willing to work with live animals and post-mortem tissues.



+ The candidate should be able to design, complete experimental studies, carry out data analyses and interpretation, record results in electronic lab notebook, and report findings to the team.



+ The candidate must be a highly driven, independent, very organized, and detail oriented scientist and possess strong communication skills to thrive in our highly collaborative environment.



+ This role will interface with an interdisciplinary team of scientists in the Internal Medicine Research Unit and engage in both target exploration and driving established projects in our portfolio.



+ We require a candidate that enjoys learning new things and would be open to working in many different cell types/models encompassed within the cardiometabolism umbrella.







**QUALIFICATIONS**







+ BS with 10+ or MS with 7+ years of experience in pharmacology, cell biology, or physiology.



+ Deep expertise in cell biology with emphasis on metabolism and signaling pathways is essential. Experience working with cardiomyocytes, smooth muscle cells, endothelial cells or inflammatory cells is a plus.



+ Experience required in mammalian cell culture, protein and RNA preparation from cells and tissues, Western blot, q-RT-PCR, ELISA, enzymatic assays.



+ Some experience preferred in one or more of the following: assay development, high content imaging, FACS staining and sorting.



+ Some experience required in basic animal handling, experience preparing primary cells from animal tissues is strongly desirable.



+ Prior experience in the pharmaceutical setting is strongly desired.



+ Candidate should be self-motivated, be able to review literature to formulate new ideas, be meticulous, and have the ability to work independently as well as with an interdisciplinary team of scientists in a highly collaborative environment.







**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**



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**Additional Offer Details:**







+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: November 17, 2017**



+ **This job is Pfizer Exempt US Grade: 6**



+ 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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