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Senior Associate Scientist


Cambridge, MA 02139
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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.


The Internal Medicine Research Unit (IMRU) is committed to finding cures for metabolic diseases. The Metabolism Group is part of IMRU and focused on identifying novel therapies for treating Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Our goal is to build a research team of driven scientists focused on developing a deep mechanistic understanding of the metabolic pathways driving these diseases. The aim is to recruit a scientifically and technically strong research scientist proficient in in vivo and in vitro metabolic research models.


The successful candidate is expected to possess technical skills in the areas of rodent handling, dietary models of obesity, steatosis or liver disease and to have basic experimental design skills. Primary cell culture experience is desired but not necessary. A desire to understand the underlying causes of metabolic disease, hepatosteatosis and basic metabolic pathways involved is essential as we look for driven scientist motivated to have a deep understanding of the disease development.

Successful candidates will be expected to:

+ Perform in vivo experiments to address key mechanistic and pharmacological scientific questions.

+ Have experience handling rodents.

+ Some experience with primary hepatocyte cell culture is preferred but not necessary.

+ Some experience with experimental design and the interpretation of results.

+ Basic laboratory skills in the area of quantitative-PCR, molecular biology, western blotting, biochemical assays and tissue processing.

+ Ability to present at both internal and external meetings


+ Bachelors with a minimum of 3+ years of experience or a thesis based Master's Degree with 0-3 years of work experience.

+ Possess strong written/verbal communication skills and ability to effectively collaborate with scientists.

+ Drug discovery experience preferred but is not 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.

**Additional Offer Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job:** December 15, 2017

+ **This job is Pfizer Exempt (US/PR) Grade:** 004

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: yes

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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