Pfizer Postdoctoral Fellow (Gene Therapy), Rare Disease Research Unit 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 related to AAV-based gene therapy for in-born errors of metabolism. This Postdoctoral Fellow will have daily interactions with RDRU Biology and Gene Therapy groups as well as colleagues in other Pfizer disciplines in a supportive environment for rigorous scientific training. The position is based in Kendall Square, Cambridge MA.

Role Responsibilities

  • Combine state-of-the-art approaches in the fields AAV-based gene therapy and in-born errors of metabolism to generate two peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals

  • Independently design, conduct, analyze and present in vitro and in vivo/ex vivo experiments

  • Establish ex vivo enzyme assays and perform in vivo AAV biodistribution and efficacy studies in animal models of disease

  • Fundamentally advance the understanding of disease mechanisms and biology

  • Attend and present at least one scientific conference per year to present findings and represent Pfizer's commitment to research.

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

Basic Qualifications

  • Recent Ph.D. in biological sciences

  • Track record of scientific achievements through publications and presentations.

  • Hands-on experience with in vivo rodent experimentation

  • Previous work with AAV required.

  • Experience in diverse molecular and biochemical laboratory techniques

  • Exceptional communication skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.

  • Preferred experience in enzymology, dominant-negative diseases and liver metabolism

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.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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