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Founded in 1849, Pfizer is the world's premier biopharmaceutical company taking new approaches to better health.  We discover, develop, manufacture and deliver quality, safe and effective prescription medicines to treat and help prevent disease for both people and animals.  We also partner with healthcare providers, governments and local communities around the world to expand access to our medicines and to provide better quality health care and health system support.  At Pfizer, colleagues in more than 90 countries work every day to help people stay happier and healthier longer and to reduce the human and economic burden of disease worldwide.

Post: Senior Research Scientist - Vaccine Research
Job ID: 944766

Job Description
The purpose of this position is to support the Vaccine Research Formulation Development group in developing and characterizing formulations of new antigens proteins/polysaccharide conjugates, adjuvants.

The responsibilities of this position include preformulation, formulation development of preliminary processes that are amenable to scale up. The individual will develop formulations and preliminary processes for use in non human primate studies and toxicological studies under required guidelines.
The candidate should be knowledgeable and experienced in the development of vaccine formulations based on biochemical, and biophysical analyses, followed by stability studies using a design based approaches.   The individual should have experience in freeze drying, analytical methods such as HPLC, CD, DSC, fluorescence etc. needed for developing and characterization of formulations.  Understanding of immunology would be beneficial.

The candidate must have the ability to independently conduct experiments, document and communicate results effectively. Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to prioritize assignments, be flexible and work effectively in a team environment. Good organizational, oral and written communication and time management skills are also valuable.    

Candidate Profile:
Education & Experience:
- PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related discipline plus at least 1- 2 years of related experience.
- B.S. with at least 10 years experience or MS with at least 8 years of related experience.

Technical Competencies:
- Analytical methods such as HPLC, biophysical methodologies, freeze drying a plus
- Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable
- Analytical procedures used for the characterization of macromolecules, ability to analyze, interpret, and present scientific data

Behavioral Competencies:
- Work independently
- Manage time efficiently
- Ability to multi-task – multiple projects
- Good verbal and written communication skills are required
- Team player
- Flexible

Equal Employment Opportunity
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 employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Pfizer in the U.S.  In certain circumstances it may be advantageous to Pfizer to support the application(s) for temporary visa classification and/or sponsor applications for permanent residence so that a foreign national colleague can accept or remain in a work assignment in the U. S.  For certain classes of temporary visas, the resulting work authorization may be specific to Pfizer and the specific job and/or work site. Pfizer may at its business discretion decide to or refrain from obtaining, maintaining and/or extending the temporary visa status and/or sponsoring a colleague for permanent residency and /or employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified U.S. workers and the colleague's long-term prospects for securing lawful permanent residence, among other reasons.  Employment applicants requiring immigration sponsorship must disclose, when initial application for employment is made, whether or not they are legally authorized to work for Pfizer in the U.S. and, if so, whether that authorization permits them to work in the job they seek.  In no case should Pfizer's support of a colleague's temporary  visa application or sponsorship of a colleague for permanent residence be construed to guarantee success of that application or amend or otherwise invalidate the "at-will" employment relationship between the colleague and Pfizer.

Additional Information:
Experience: 1-2 years
Location: New York
- Pearl River {US}
Education: Ph.D
Industry Type: Pharma/ Healthcare/ Clinical research
Functional Area: Rnd

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