Pfizer Associate Scientist, Viral Vaccines in Pearl River, New York


The Viral Vaccines group within Pfizer Vaccine Research and Development is in search of a highly motivated individual to become part of a dynamic team and should possess a strong work ethic and collaborative spirit. The incumbent will be part of the Viral Vaccines group and will be responsible for supporting the preclinical evaluation and early clinical development of candidate viral vaccines. The incumbent will perform immunological assays, including but not limited to neutralization assays and ELISAs, to monitor the immune responses elicited by various vaccine candidates. This position will also be responsible for maintaining cell lines, and supporting daily laboratory operations. Work is to be done in a compliant manner according to relevant SOP guidelines and cGLP and/or cGMP guidelines where appropriate.


  • Analyze immune responses to vaccine candidates using techniques that include (but are not limited to) cell culture, neutralization assays, ELISAs, immunoprecipitations, SDS-PAGE and Western analysis.

  • Generate and characterize reagents used to perform necessary assays and support maintenance of laboratory supplies.

  • Independently interpret and summarize experimental data. Present experimental results at group meetings.

  • Maintain laboratory notebooks in compliance with the Pfizer Laboratory Notebook Policy.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Satisfactorily complete all safety training in conformance with Departmental requirements. Where applicable, performs job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements.


B.S. with 0-2 years of laboratory research experience. Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, Excel or GraphPad Prism, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is desirable.

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