Pfizer Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to participate in the Pfizer WRD postdoctoral program. The postdoc will work with mentors and Pfizer colleagues to investigate the role of the lymphatic vasculature in cardiac function and heart failure. Under the guidance of research mentors, the successful candidate will drive the project forward with individual effort and independent study. The postdoc candidate should be independent and highly motivated with a keen interest in vascular and cardiac biology.

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Design and perform studies and interpret results under the guidance of mentors.

  • Develop and implement independent research ideas.

  • Produce high quality data that will lead to first author publication(s) in high impact journals.

-Critically analyze experimental data, summarize and present results at internal and external meetings.

-Collaborate effectively with Pfizer colleagues in other disciplines.

-Ensure all tasks and responsibilities are performed according to scientific and ethical standards and correctly documented in lab notebook.

Qualifications:

-Recent PhD (0-1 yrs) in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or related field with demonstrated productivity in independent research (first author publication submitted/published in a high quality peer-reviewed journal).

-Experience required in rodent handling and some survival surgery; echocardiography and/or some cardiac surgical skills highly desired.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in basic molecular and biochemical techniques required including some of the following: RNA/protein isolation from cells &; tissues, qRT-PCR, Western blot, ELISA, immunostaining, flow cytometry, RNA-seq, proteomics.

-Experience in primary cell isolation from rodents preferred.

-Excellent written and oral communication skills.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Animal handling required.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Weekend/evening work may be required as project dictates.

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Colleagues who are issued an Incident Final Warning (IFW) on or after January 1, 2016, are not eligible to post and compete for a position for a period of 12-months from the date an IFW is issued.A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.