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Senior Associate Scientist, In Vitro Metabolism (non PhD)

Pfizer


Location:
Cambridge, MA
Date:
01/30/2018
2018-01-302018-03-02
Pfizer
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**ROLE SUMMARY**



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







**ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES**



The successful candidate is expected to possess strong skill sets in cellular and molecular biology; experiences working with primary and immune cells are preferred. In vivo experience and animal handling are desired but not required. Strong oral and written communication skills are required.



Successful candidates will be expected to:







+ Perform in vitro and ex vivo experiments to explore the mechanism of action of potential biology targets and therapies in various cells.



+ Analyze in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo samples to assess effects of potential biological targets and therapies, as well as biomarker identification relating to drug action and efficacy.



+ Develop and validate in vitro assays to support portfolio projects.



+ Quantify and translate experimental results to advance the understanding of how metabolic pathways and complex physiological systems are altered by diseases and how they respond to therapeutic interventions.



+ Communicate and present data to the project team



+ Maintenance of laboratory notebook records and adherence to safety policies is strictly required.







**QUALIFICATIONS**







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



+ Possess strong written/verbal communication skills.



+ Drug discovery experience preferred but is not essential.



+ Candidate should be self-motivated 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**



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:**







+ Last Date to Apply for Job: February 12, 2018



+ 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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