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Senior Associate Scientist, Metabolism


Cambridge, MA 02139
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Within the Internal Medicine Research Unit (IMRU), the Metabolism group is focusing on identifying targets and developing compounds for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver. We are seeking motivated self-aware individuals with excellent oral and written communication skills and a deep interest in biological sciences. The successful candidate will have skill sets in cellular and molecular biology and experience in primary cell culture such as adipocyte and hepatocytes. Experience in in vivo and animal handling is a plus. The successful candidate will able to learn new techniques in vitro and in vivo quickly as needed to support project. The candidate will be involved in research projects from early target validation to drug development and function in a team environment


+ in adipocyte and hepatocytes (primary and cells lines)

+ Analysis in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo samples to assess effect of potential biological target and therapies as well as to identify biomarkers of drug action and efficacy

+ Develop and validate in vitro assays to support portfolio projects

+ Quantification and translation of 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 his/her data to project team

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


+ BA, BS or MS in Biochemistry, Physiology, Molecular and cell biology with laboratory experience (0-4 years) in appropriate scientific areas relevant to this position

+ Prior experience in culturing/isolation of primary adipocyte cells or hepatocytes is a plus

+ Strong oral and written communication

+ Knowledge in adipose and liver metabolism is desirable

+ Experience in vivo is a plus

**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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**Additional Offer Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job:** December 1, 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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