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Senior Associate Scientist, Bioassay


Andover, MA
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The Senior Associate Scientist, Analytical Chemistry position within the Bioassay and Impurity Testing Group is responsible for the development, maintenance and testing of bioassays to evaluate the potency of biological candidates in clinical development. The methods may be used for characterization for a range of biological candidates in clinical development and process development. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding and knowledge of cell culture and the development of immunoassays and cell based functional assays. Prior experience in assay validation is highly desirable, as well as any experience working in cGMP environment. Excellent writing skills, and the ability to document and communicate results to a wide array of scientists and management will be critical.

**Main Responsibilities:**

Method development, qualification, validation and transfer in a cGMP environment are the primary functions. Working within a team setting, the qualified candidate will be responsible for developing immunoassays and cell based assays to monitor the intended mechanism of action of drug candidates. This data is required to elucidate structure-function and to confirm suitable quality of clinical supplies. These will be used in a broad portfolio including monoclonal antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, therapeutic proteins and vaccines.

**Basic Qualifications:**

+ B.A. / B.S. or M.S. in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, or related field with 2-5 years of experience.

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ ICH Method validation experience.

+ Experience in GxP (GLP, GMP) environment and implementation of continuous improvement practices. Experience with biotherapeutic development

+ Comfortable and effective in a team-based, fast-paced environment where multi-tasking required

+ Comfortable giving presentations in project and group meetings

+ Effective verbal and written communication skills

**Additional Offer Details**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: November 7, 2017**

+ **Grade: 004**

+ **Location: Andover, MA**

+ **Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus**

**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

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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 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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