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Senior Research Associate, Protein Expression


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Job Title Senior Research Associate, Protein Expression

JobID 1049426-1852

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Description *About Pfizer*

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.

*Role Description*

We are looking for a scientist in the field of molecular biology and protein expression and purification. The candidate will have a working understanding of protein expression in eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems, and experience in molecular cloning techniques essential for creating unique vectors used for protein expression. Individuals who have industrial experience in protein production working in the mg to gram scale are preferred. The successful candidate must be able to work independently, and in groups. We are seeking a person who can work within a fluid structure with multiple responsibilities and changing priorities.


Expression of proteins and cloning will be the primary responsibility. It is anticipated that this will include transient transfection, stable cell line generation and construct design. The target proteins will be therapeutic proteins, antigens for the generation of therapeutic antibodies, assay reagents for activity screens, and proteins for structural studies. The experience and flexibility to work on downstream purification is a must.


*A bachelor's with 6 years or Master's degree in Molecular Biology 5 years of industry experience preferred. Emphasis in protein expression in multiple systems, with a preference for experience with eukaryotic expression systems including mammalian transient and stable cell lines, insect cell expression, and prokaryotic systems. *Technical expertise should include experience in molecular biology, protein expression, tissue culture, sterile technique, running and maintaining bioreactors. *Experience using Wave bioreactor system a plus. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS This is a bench scientist position in the field of molecular biology and protein expression. All the physical requirements for cloning and expressing proteins are required.

*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.

*Senior Research Associate, Protein Expression*
*South San Francisco, California*

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