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Technical Operations 2, Rare Disease Plasmid DNA Technician

Pfizer


Location:
Durham, NC
Date:
12/20/2017
2017-12-202018-02-06
Pfizer
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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.







The Rare Diseases Research Unit (RDRU) of Pfizer is committed to the development of new therapies to address unmet medical needs of those individuals with rare and neglected diseases and to make a real impact on patient lives.







This is a really exciting time for Pfizer RDRU, which has recently established Bamboo Therapeutics in Chapel Hill, NC. Our laboratory is dedicated to the discovery and development of Gene Therapy based products and our commitment to rare disease research and to genetic medicine development is expected to be an area of tremendous growth in the coming years. Bamboo is fitted with state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, providing the perfect environment for cutting-edge science and exciting project.







We are currently seeking a Technical Operations 2 Technician to work within Pfizer/Bamboo Therapeutics research labs located in Durham, NC performing in-line tasks associated with preclinical production of recombinant vectors. The candidate is expected to familiarize themselves with all standard operating procedures associated with the purification and quality control assessment of plasmid DNA. This will include limited DNA restriction enzyme digestion of DNA and periodic testing of equipment required to complete tasks.







This position will work with a team that is responsible for performing plasmid production at the research level up to 25liters/week. The preferred candidate will have the ability to maintain an organized and clean laboratory space, maintain a rotating stock of supplies, be able to clearly communicate daily work in an organized lab notebook, measure liquids material and added specific volumes together, and learn specific protocol and follow them consistently. The candidate must be able to work closely with a team and communicate effectively to meet schedules and deadlines.







**BASIC QUALIFICATIONS**







+ B.Sc in biological/life sciences with 2-4 years of relevant laboratory research experience



+ Must have good practical skills in a laboratory setting such as keeping an organized lab notebook and maintaining cleanliness to minimize contamination.



+ Must be able to follow detailed protocols.



+ Must have ability of concentrate while doing repetitive tasks.



+ Must be able to read and thoroughly understand weekly schedule for inoculation, centrifugation and steps leading to the purification of plasmid DNA from Bacteria.



+ Proficiency in Microsoft systems such as: Office suite, Outlook, Etc.



+ Must be able to communicate well in written and spoken English







**PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS**







+ Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds for short periods of time (less than 1minute)







**ADDITIONAL OFFER DETAILS**







+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: February 6, 2018**



+ Additional Location Information: Durham, NC



+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes







**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.







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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