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A scientist position for a candidate with a strong background in ligand binding immunoassays, including ELISA and Luminex platform, is immediately available. The incumbent will lead members of a team for the optimization and preparation of bulk reagents for various immunoassays developed for the Luminex platform in support of characterization of immune responses to various bacterial and viral vaccines. Strong data analysis and process troubleshooting skills are required. The incumbent also will be responsible for developing laboratory procedures and training junior colleagues. The job requires the incumbent to maintain detailed records of the work undertaken, and give detailed reports in written and oral form. This position operates with limited supervision. As an integral member of this dynamic team, the incumbent must have a strong, positive work ethic and be highly collaborative with the other group members. All of the above includes practicing laboratory safety at all times and efforts toward GMP compliance.


+ Lead members of a team for the optimization and preparation of bulk reagents for Luminex assays used for the urine antigen detection assays, and serological antibody quantitation.

+ Create and maintain panels to be used for long term assay performance monitoring, qualification of new reagents, and assay transfer operations.

+ Collaborate with the assay development group to optimize assay parameters and troubleshoot assay issues.

+ Compile and analyze assay data for presentation to and discussion with supervisor and team.

+ Communication of team progress through data presentation both a weekly team meetings and at higher-level program meetings.

+ Author reports summarizing reagent qualification and assay optimization data.

+ Develop and update operating procedures for reagent production and qualification.

+ Perform Luminex assays for reagent qualification and release testing following protocols and SOPs.

+ Give oversight to the storage, inventory and distribution of reagents used for clinical testing.

+ Interact with external vendors to obtain quotes, and purchase reagents for clinical testing. Train colleagues on any Luminex assays, as needed.

+ This position will involve working directly with serum and urine samples from animal, human, and non-huamn primate sources.

+ Where applicable, performs job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements.

+ Satisfactorily completes all safety training in conformance with Departmental requirements.

+ T his position requires the ability to stand and reach inside the hardware environment of various laboratory robotic equipment, and lift and transport robotic components to and from the laboratory bench. This position may require occasional weekend work to meet critical timelines.

+ This position interacts with personnel from Vaccine Research & Development and vendors.

+ Provide input to supervisor and/or department head regarding equipment and supplies needed to accomplish assigned tasks.

+ Manage one or two junior colleagues


+ Bachelors or Master's degree in immunology, virology, or microbiology

+ BS and 5 years or MS and 4 years of relevant academic, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology laboratory experience as well as a strong background in immunology, microbiology (bacteriology or virology),is required.

+ The capacity to work effectively in a significant research program with aggressive time-constrained milestones.

+ A strong background in immunology, microbiology (bacteriology or virology), is essential.

**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.

**Other Job Details:**

+ 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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