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Pfizer Inc. Senior Scientist, Bioinformatics in Pearl River, New York

Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist -Viral Vaccines

Pfizer is seeking a talented, self-motivated Sr. Bioinformatics
Scientist with background in developing analytical algorithm, data
processing pipeline to support mRNA vaccine data analytics and next
generation sequencing efforts in viral vaccines R&D team at Pearl

The scientist in this role will apply analytical skills and develop
bioinformatics tools to track viral variant change. The successful
candidate will analyze data from next generation sequencing and provide
bioinformatics and data science support to various mRNA viral vaccines

Develop and manage automated secondary analysis NGS pipelines.
Implement custom analytical pipelines to support our study on SARS-CoV-2
by next generation whole genome sequencing technology
Explore novel genomics and machine learning algorithms for predicting
potential flu and COVID strain and variant change.
Develop algorithms for the analysis of vast amount data spanning
different data types and platforms for viral vaccines programs.
Assist in development and maintenance of internal genomic sequence
databases and experimental databases
Conduct data collection, data management, bioinformatics application
development and other duties as assigned


Master's degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or related field
required with 6 years of experience in computational biology,
bioinformatics. PhD. is preferred
Hand-on experience with processing of high-throughput next generation
sequencing data and possessing strong data management and analysis
Proficient coding/scripting in Python, Perl, R
Experience working in Linux environments and broad experience with open
source bioinformatics tools
Experience working in a high-performance computing and/or cloud
computing environment
Expertise applying statistical modeling and machine learning to real
problems in biology is highly desirable
Must be comfortable with fast pace environment handling multiple
projects simultaneously with different priorities and timelines.
Strong abilities to quickly learn new skills and adapt to challenges on
the job

Ability to work independently and as part of team

Other Job Details:
Eligible for employee referral programs: YES
Eligible for relocation support: YES

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