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Senior Associate Scientist, Assay Development (non


Andover, MA
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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 biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Work under supervision of Senior Scientist or higher. Assist with the development of robust and reliable ligand binding and cell-based assays suitable for characterizing the disposition (PK) and Immunogenicity of biotherapeutics in various matrixes using a range of potential platforms and assay techniques. Deliver drug concentration and immunogenicity data to PDM BioTX principle investigators. Assist with development and validation of assays to be governed per departmental SOP. Engage in accurate execution and documentation of bioanalytical methods in a regulatory compliant manner. Ensure GLP/GCP compliance is maintained in laboratory during study support. Provide Bioanalysis for Biotherapeutic compounds, under the guidance of a bioanalytical principal investigator. This includes the development and implementation of ligand binding assays (e.g. ELISA, ECL detection) to measure compound concentration, detection the presence of anti-drug antibody and neutralizing anti-product antibody activity in a regulated environment; The design, development and implementation of appropriate cell-based assays; Data analysis and interpretation and drawing conclusions regarding progress and results of work; Gathering input from PDM colleagues, other departments, literature, and additional resources to assist in driving the project forward

Laboratory focused position Design, develop and implement ligand binding assays (e.g. ELISA, ECL detection) in biological matrix (plasma, serum) to measure compound concentration, detect the presence of anti-drug antibody and neutralizing anti-product antibody activity in a regulated (GLP, GCP) environment. Perform data analysis and interpretation and be able to draw conclusions regarding progress and results of work, utilizing the data in appropriate decision making. Gathers input from colleagues, literature, and additional resources to assist in driving the project forward. Knowledge and hands-on experience developing ligand binding assays, utilizing various platforms.


+ Bachelor's Degree with 2-4 years of experience or Master's degree or foreign degree equivalent with 0-2 years of experience in the job offered or a related occupation. Preferred degree concentration in Chemistry or Biology.

+ Experience working under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) or Good Clinical Practices (GCP).

+ Hands on experience with Ligand Binding Assay (LBA), cell-based bioassays and Meso Scale Discovery (MSD) ECL platform;

+ Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

+ Adaptability to changing work assignments and priorities

+ Collaborative skills and effective partnering skills in a complex, multi-discipline organizational model

+ Interpersonal and communication skills

+ Able to identify opportunities for continuous improvements and enable implementation

+ Ability to work across a matrix team


+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: January 23, 2018**

+ Additional Location Information: Andover, MA

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

**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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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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