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Senior Scientist, Muscle Physiology and Metabolism


Cambridge, MA
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Job Title Senior Scientist, Muscle Physiology and Metabolism

JobID 1609265

Location: Cambridge, MA

Description Mission:

Within the Internal Medicine Research Unit (IMRU), the Metabolism group is focusing on identifying novel therapies to improve metabolic homeostasis in patients afflicted with metabolic disease, cardiovascular diseases and related complications. Our goal is to build an exciting team focused on deep mechanistic understanding of the peripheral control of energy metabolism. The aim is to recruit a scientifically and technically strong muscle in-vivo and in-vitro cell biologist expert with a common goal of developing drugs to combat metabolic syndrome.


The successful candidate is expected to possess strong knowledge and technical skills in the areas of muscle physiology and in-vitro cell biology techniques. Understanding of energy metabolism is essential.

Successful candidates will be expected to:

+ Perform in-vitro , ex vivo and in vivo exploratory and validation experiments from the bench to preclinical models to support early stage discovery programs.

+ Address key mechanistic and pharmacological scientific questions.

+ Have experience with rodent handling, dosing and infusions.

+ Be proficient with cell culture technique. Primary cell culture experience is preferred but not necessary.

+ Apply scientific and technical expertise to drug discovery programs to impact the future of new drug candidate development.

+ Maintain a 'cutting edge' awareness of preclinical scientific and technical developments.

+ Ability to present at both internal and external meetings

**Minimum Qualifications:**

+ PhD with a minimum of 2 years of post-doc experience, with a successful track record of scientific achievements through scientific publications and presentations. Experience with muscle physiology and metabolism.

+ Possess strong written/verbal communication skills and ability to effectively collaborate with scientists working in other disciplines including chemistry, drug metabolism, drug safety and clinical medicine.

+ Drug discovery experience preferred but is not essential.

**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: September 15, 2017**

+ **Grade: 008**

+ Eligible 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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