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Sr. Research Associate, Biophysical Protein Characterization, Protein Engineering Group


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Job Title Sr. Research Associate, Biophysical Protein Characterization, Protein Engineering Group

JobID 1613761

Location: San Francisco, CA

Description Rinat Laboratories, division of Pfizer Inc, located in South San Francisco is looking for a bench scientist in the field of protein biochemistry. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of protein chemistry and experience in biological and biophysical analytical techniques essential for protein purification and characterization. The scientist must be able to work independently, have experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and the ability to present data in a group setting. The successful candidate can work within a fluid structure with multiple responsibilities and changing priorities.


+ Develop, design and execute analytical characterizations to support the collaborative groups

+ Perform biophysical purification and characterization methods, including ion exchange chromatography (IEX), isoelectric focusing (IEF), size exclusion chromatography-multi angle light scattering (SEC-MALS), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), capillary electrophoresis (CE), dynamic light scattering (DLS), and/or mass spectrometry of proteins

+ Work closely with protein engineering, biology and other multi-disciplinary groups within the company to support project deliverables and timelines

+ Write internal report for characterization results independently and present data in a group setting

+ Contribute to the continuous improvement and operation of analytical platform

+ Maintain documentation including lab notebooks, test methods and protocols


+ A BS degree with 6+ years, or MS with 5+ years of relevant experience. Industrial experience strongly preferred.

+ Solid hands-on experience in biophysical purification and characterization methods, including IEX, IEF, SEC-MALS, DSC, CE, DLS and/or mass spectrometry of proteins is essential.

+ Solid knowledge with protein expression, purification and characterization

+ Strong communication skills and exemplary attention to detail

**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:**

Grade: 6

Additional Location Information: South San Francisco, CA

Eligible for Employee Referral Award

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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