Senior Associate Scientist, Cell Pharmacology @ Pfizer

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Job Description:

How You Will Achieve It:

  • Design, plan, and execute studies to explore the mechanism of action of novel drug targets and understand related biology and biomarker responses.
  • Develop and validate relevant assay systems to screen and characterize small molecules in medium and high-throughput formats.
  • Design, execute, analyze, and interpret screening data.
  • Execute routine screening of small molecule drug candidates.
  • Results and methodologies will be clearly communicated to teams and appropriately documented in laboratory notebooks.
  • Keep current with appropriate biology and technical literature and contribute new ideas to advance project work.
  • Contribute to a culture that prioritizes scientific discovery, pursues excellence, and encourages growth.


Must Have

  • BS in the biological sciences with 2-5 years of relevant laboratory experience OR Master’s Degree in biological sciences with 0 years of experience
  • Extensive cell culture experience
  • Experience in cellular and molecular biology techniques such as western blotting, qPCR, CRISPR-Cas9 or si/shRNA, immunofluorescence, immunoprecipitation, cloning/plasmid engineering, etc.
  • Has demonstrated success in biochemical and cellular assay design and development such as Nanoluciferase, ELISA, thermo-shift, CETSA, Alpha-Screen, HTRF, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and design experiments that test complex hypotheses.
  • Attention to detail, and ability to multi-task/ prioritize and manage timing of daily activities.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Fluency in basic data analysis software such as GraphPad, Excel, Activity Base, etc.

Nice To Have:

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Experience in generation and/or interpretation of multi-omic datasets, such as RNAseq, ChIPseq, proteomics, or functional genomic screens.
  • Preference for candidates with expertise in oncogenic signaling, cell cycle regulation, and/or epigenetic/transcriptional regulation.


  • Basic job will require both work at the lab bench and analysis time at the computer.
  • Job will require both work at the lab bench and analysis time at the computer.
  • Should be comfortable standing in lab for extended periods. Basic analysis skills required, i.e. Excel, GraphPad Prism, etc.

Experience Level: Mid-Senior
Work From: Onsite

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