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Pfizer Inc. Associate Scientist, Cell Culture in Pearl River, New York

This position has the responsibility to participate in High Throughput Clinical testing (HTCT) tasks. The position includes, but is not limited to, preparation and qualification of cell culture and assay reagents, loading cell culture and assay results into LIMS, supplying different types of adherent or suspension cell lines for clinical / development assay testing, and assisting in improving cell production processes to accommodate clinical workload demands with proper documentation, performing assay development and validation; participation in laboratory efforts for the maintenance, expansion, differentiation, processing and FACS analysis of cells, as well as cell banking, design/performance of experiments for cell culture and assay process development, equipment monitoring, and maintenance of lab supply inventory. The position also involves performing other tasks as assigned, related to HTCT biofunctional assays. All of the above includes practicing laboratory safety at all times and efforts toward cGMP compliance.

Conducts all activities and makes decisions that are in accordance with Company policies & SOPs, Pfizer Values, & global regulatory guidelines (including cGMP/cGLP/cGCP), environmental guidelines, as appropriate, etc.


Perform all aspects of tissue culture work to support clinical and development studies and assists in the generation and collection of data to support vaccine clinical trials. Provide input in study design and/or perform experiments for improvement, qualification, and QC of cell lines and clinical serology functional bioassays. Assist Assay Development personnel in these endeavors as directed by the supervisor. Prepare reagents/supplies necessary to support vaccine clinical trials. Contribute and review documentation associated with protocols and SOPs, including data generation and collection for Qualification Documents, information/data archiving, data review, SOP review and status report writing/review to the supervisor. Material Management: Order supplies from internal inventory and order/prepare reagents/supplies necessary for cell and/or immunoassays and maintain an inventory of assay reagents. Utilize all appropriate experimental design methods needed for work in area of specialization. Present experimental results at group meetings and project meetings. Write monthly progress report if applicable. Where applicable, performs job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements. Satisfactorily completes all cGMP/GLP and safety training in conformance with Departmental requirements. Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree with 2 years relevant experience, or a Master’s degree.


Proficiency in the use of word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable. Good verbal and written communication skills are required.


Work primarily performed in the laboratory and at individual’s desk using a computer. Lifting not more than 8-10 pounds required. Walking to various laboratories/biosuites.

This position may require occasional weekend work to meet critical timelines

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Other Job Details:

Last Date to Apply for Job: October 11th 2019

Additional Location Information: Pearl River, NY

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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.