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Senior Scientist, Antibody Engineering

Pfizer


Location:
Cambridge, MA
Date:
09/22/2017
2017-09-222017-10-21
Job Code:
1612524
Pfizer
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Job Title Senior Scientist, Antibody Engineering

JobID 1612524

Location: Cambridge, MA

Description **POSITION SUMMARY**



This position will be part of a Biotherapeutic Engineering and Modality Optimization group (BioMedicine Design group) responsible for antibody engineering as applied to biological therapeutics across different research units in Pfizer. A successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in developing biologics for therapeutic intervention. A thorough knowledge of principles of antibody engineering, project leadership with good collaborative and communication skills, self-initiation attitude and awareness of current trends and technologies are also needed to excel in this position.



**POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES**

**REQUIRED:**



+ Hands-on experience in molecular biology, protein chemistry, assay development as applied to antibody discovery and engineering

+ Engineer and develop multispecific antibody modalities to generate combinatorial therapies

+ Serve as a Biotherapeutic lead on the projects in a cross-functional team setting and act as a champion for the BioMedicine Design group

+ Act as a liaison and forge collaborative relationships between BMD and other research units and contribute to target validation for biotherapeutic development

+ Contribute to authorship of technical reports for patent applications, IND reports and scientific publications.

+ Take active role in coaching and mentoring direct reports. Provide supervision and guidance in day-to-day activities and act as champion to futher career development



**PREFERRED:**



+ Experience with antibody engineering in developing immunotherapeutics



**ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS**



The candidate will be highly collaborative, involved in interactions with other colleagues and team leads in BioMedicine Design group, research project leaders in the Research Units (Oncology, Immunoscience etc.) and colleagues in other partner lines (Drug Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism, Pharmaceutical development).



**EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE**



M.S./Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Cell Biology/Immunology or a related discipline with 2+ years of research experience in academia and/or Biotech/Pharmaceutical environment, a record of significant achievements in research, scientific creativity, excellent communication and leadership skills and ability to work in a multidisciplinary, team-oriented environment.



+ Hands-on work experience in antibody discovery and engineering. Experience in project leadership is highly desirable

+ Demonstrated experience in the design & testing of biotherapeutics from discovery to lead optimization

+ Extremely strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and ability to achieve high quality results

+ Ability to work in agile environment and adapt to change

+ Excellent communication and organizational skills

+ Self-motivated and adept at regularly delivering towards deadlines.

+ Strong skills in troubleshooting

+ Take initiative readily and further develop expertise as needed; stay current on relevant literature



OTHER ATTRIBUTES DESIRABLE:



+ Change agile, comfortable in a fast-paced team environment where multi-tasking required

+ Driven to delivering impactful internal and external presentations and publications (oral, poster, journals)

+ Enthusiastic about communicating to a broad range of stakeholders (from novices to experts)

+ Curiosity about seeking and applying current relevant scientific literature toward new solutions



**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:** October 1, 2017

+ **This job is (Pfizer) (Exempt) (US/PR) Grade:** 008

+ Eligible for Relocation Package: noEligible for Employee Referral Bonus: yes



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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