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Senior Scientist, Cancer Systems Biology


San Diego, CA
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Cancer progression is a manifestation of genetically induced changes in the dynamic interaction of many cellular components. To guide precision medicine discovery campaigns at Pfizer, the newly formed Cancer Systems Therapeutics group located in La Jolla will develop cutting-edge systems biology tools to quantify global cellular perturbations induced by oncogenic changes and by small molecules aimed at counteracting such changes. Team members will apply systems biology-based disciplines to identify novel intervention targets with genetic- and chemistry-first approaches and to deepen our understanding of anti-cancer programs under development.

We are seeking an experienced cell biologist to contribute to the success of the systems biology group, with sound knowledge of target identification and validation in a drug discovery context. This is an exciting opportunity to apply cutting-edge methods and contribute to the target portfolios of the disease Research Units of one of the world's leading developers of novel therapeutics.


+ Develop tool assets for advancing systems biology group projects including cell models of disease, chemical probe validation, and molecular library construction

+ Work with and manage relationships with external contract providers

+ Stay current with systems biology-relevant technologies including those relating to molecular and cell biology, and biochemistry

+ Contribute to building a culture that embraces continuous learning and improvement

+ Help to establish the systems biology group as an integral component of world-wide research development


+ PhD with 1+ years' experience preferred.

+ Track record of successful contribution to research projects leading to advancement of projects.

+ Significant experience with an array of molecular and cell biology methods, including cloning and vector construction, PCR-based expression analysis, and cell-based assays, and expertise in cell culture and lentiviral production.

**Other Job Details**

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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