Pfizer Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

About Pfizer

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.

Role Description

Department Marketing StatementThe Pfizer Inflammation & Immunology (I&I) research unit aims to develop novel therapeutics to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The successful candidate for this position will conduct pharmacology studies using in vivo animal model studies, ex vivo sample analysis and in vitro assays. The position is based in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA but may require supporting studies at other Pfizer's sites as necessary.Job FocusHighly motivated individual to work in a challenging environment within the preclinical pharmacology group. As part of this team, this person will be supporting in vivo studies and analyzing samples obtained from these studies. Responsible for conducting and managing in vivo studies to determine the efficacy of both small molecule and biotherapeutic approaches. The evaluation and development of new technologies, biomarkers and in vivo models are key components of this position. Any background and knowledge in immunology is a plus for this position.


Plan and conduct of experiments in vivo studies in support of Inflammation & Immunology therapeutic portfolioFormulation of compounds and administration of drugs and experimental compounds by various routes Collection of blood and various tissuesAbiliy to learn and conduct other animal-related techniquesEx vivo analysis of animal samplesMaintaing well-organized records and documentationData entry and analysis


M.Sc. or B.Sc. degree in biology, pharmacology, Immunology or related biological science *B.Sc. degree with 6 years or M.Sc. degree with 5 years' experienceExperience working with small laboratory animals, preferably in a biotech or pharmaceutical environmentWell established hands-on experience with rodent in vivo dosing and handling techniquesUnderstanding of immunology, cell biology or fibrosisExperience with animal models of inflammation is desirableGood organizational and communication skills, ability to focus attention to detailsA high degree of flexibility, and a willingness and ability to work as a team memberWeekend or after hours work may be requiredTechnical expectationsDesign and conduct experiments to support the mechanistic and disease biomarker discovery for in vivo modelsPlanning, coordination and execution of in vivo and ex vivo pharmacology studies in rodent modelsExperience with small animal handling procedures, injections, oral dosingExperience in tissue dissection and tissue preparation for histology, RNA, and protein analysisExperience in molecular biology techniques such as ELISA, MSD, FACS, TLDA and RT-PCR, CBA and Luminex assays*Analyzing and presenting data to individuals and in group settings

EEO & Employment Eligibility

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 work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Scientist Cambridge, Massachusetts 1047384-1852