Pfizer Inc. Associate Scientist, Ligand Binding Immunoassays in Pearl River, New York
What You Will Achieve
As an Associate Scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you'll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. You will have the important role to generate high-quality immunoassay data within the Ligand-Binding Immunoassay team in a regulated Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) setting to support Pfizer's vaccine programs. You will perform Luminex assays to support toxicology and clinical studies across multiple programs. In addition, you will also support throughput activities and provide testing support for clinical and non-clinical research programs through responsibilities such as reagent preparation, equipment maintenance, inventory, assay troubleshooting/QC activities and data review.
The incumbent uses Good Documentation Practices (GDP), follows established safety policies and procedures and performs all work in a compliant manner according to relevant Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) guidelines and cGLP guidelines.
How You Will Achieve It
Perform clinical assays in accordance with cGLP requirements according to SOPs.
Perform assays to support critical assay reagent testing and qualification, assay development and troubleshooting.
Perform various duties to assist in assay throughput to complete the testing of human and animal samples from clinical and toxicology studies, including supply management, reagent preparation, data review, equipment maintenance, and inventory, when required.
Assist in maintaining the laboratory, including ordering/restocking supplies and ensuring cleanliness/compliance.
Perform job responsibilities in compliance with cGLP and all other regulatory agency requirements.
Document all aspects of assay throughput to keep accurate, clear and complete records according to current cGDP requirements.
Assist in managing records and documents associated with ligand-binding immunoassays, including information/data archiving, SOPs and reports.
Exercise and build basic team effectiveness skills (e.g., communication, collaboration, commitment, feedback, consensus management) within the immediate work group.
Presents experimental/project results at group meetings, when required. Provides progress updates to the group, when required.
Complete all cGLP, safety, and site training in conformance with departmental requirements.
Bachelor's or master's degree in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, chemistry, or relevant field of science. This is a non-PhD position.
0-3 years of experience in a relevant field.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.).
Hands-on experience in a laboratory setting.
Ability to work in a matrixed, collaborative environment with shared resources and effectively communicate within and across teams.
Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments.
Strong attention to detail.
Excellent record-keeping abilities.
Basic knowledge of/experience with cGLP/GDP.
Basic knowledge of/experience with Luminex technology.
Experience working in a regulated laboratory environment.
Ability to perform work while standing/sitting.
Other Job Details:
Last Date to Apply for Job: January 27, 2021
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES
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