Pfizer Principal Scientist, Flow Cytometry Technology Center Lead in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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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.

The Inflammation and Immunology Research Unit (I&;I) is establishing a new Flow Cytometry Technology Center that will support the entire research community at the Cambridge, MA site and will be managed by a dedicated Technology Specialist/Immunologist. This technology expert/immunologist will support an extensive portfolio of programs within I&;I and other research units as well as oversee the operations of the Flow Cytometry Technology Center. The successful candidate will combine a strong technical grounding in flow cytometry with a deep scientific understanding of immunological mechanisms of disease.

• Oversee the general operation of the Technology Center

• Serve as a technical, scientific and strategic advisor to project teams for flow cytometry and immunophenotyping

• Proactively respond to project team needs to elucidate molecular mechanisms of action

• Work closely with external vendors around new technologies and instrumentation

• Manage a broad array of flow cytometry and cell sorting equipment, including training users and managing workflows

• Serve as an interface to Global Operations for equipment and facilities support

• Mentor and develop less experienced staff to drive team success

• Implement continuous improvement to improve quality, efficiency and manage costs

PhD in immunology, cell biology or related field with 3+ years relevant experience in a flow cytometry

• Strong background in immunology and immunologic basis for human disease

  • Proven track record of publications in top-tier journals

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, experience as a manager and the ability to explain systems and train staff at all levels

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a cross-functional team

  • The attitude of self-directed scientist; demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize work and manage a number of projects

Technical Skill Requirements

• Strong background in flow cytometry analysis and cell sorting - specifically BD LSRFortessa, BD FACSAria and Sony SH- 800 instruments

  • Experience IntelliCyt iQue screening systems preferred

  • Experience with CyTOF and associated data analysis preferred

  • Strong background in data management and analysis including FACSDiva, FlowJo and Forecyt

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with ambiguity and change

  • Experience managing equipment and troubleshooting issues before engaging technical service

  • Expertise in data management, data aggregation, analysis &; workflow management

  • Experience with in vitro pharmacology data analysis, Activity Base and Biobook preferred

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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.