Pfizer Post in Cambridge, Massachusetts

We are seeking a highly motivated, skilled and independent scientist who is interested in pursuing a Postdoctoral Fellowship in an industry setting. The scientific focus will be to conduct research on the molecular regulation of skeletal and cardiac muscle repair and fibrosis in the context of muscular dystrophy. This Postdoctoral Fellow will have a training opportunity and interactions with Rare Disease Biology Scientists as well as colleagues in other Pfizer disciplines in a supportive environment. This position will provide a strong background in designing, executing and analyzing preclinical proof of concept studies to support early stage drug development. The position is based in Kendall Square, Cambridge MA.


  • A successful candidate will perform research using both in vitro and in vivo models with a focus on understanding the underlying mechanisms that drive skeletal muscle fibrosis and tissue remodeling in the settings of muscular dystrophy with a goal of identifying novel targets for therapeutic development

  • Able to work as part of a team and require minimal supervision to independently design and conduct experiments

  • Demonstrate strong organizational and interpretive skills and is capable of validating and troubleshooting experimental results

  • Represent Pfizer at scientific conferences (at least one per year) by presenting data resulting from their own research

  • Successful completion of at least one research project, as evidenced by one or more first author publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • Fundamentally advance the understanding of muscular dystrophy disease mechanisms and biology

  • Engage and work with external collaborations and Contract Research Organizations (CROs)


Recent Ph.D. in biological sciences (0-3 years)

  • Track record of scientific achievements through publications and presentations.

  • Hands-on experience with in vitro cell culture and in vivo rodent experimentation (preferred)

  • Experience in diverse molecular and biochemical laboratory techniques with strong background in cell biology.

  • Experience in mammalian cell culture, cell and tissue imaging, quantitative PCR and biochemical assays will also be valuable.

  • Capacity to work independently in a collaborative environment

  • Preferred experience in at least one of the following fields: muscle biology, extra cellular matrix biology, tissue repair and tissue engineering.

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  • Last Date to Apply for Job: July 1, 2018

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