Pfizer Laboratory Biomarker Scientist in La Jolla, California

Contribute to the Bioanalytics group to enable effectiveness across the DSRD Global Biomarker organization. This role will focus on laboratory support for the Global Clinical Pathology and Bioanalytics laboratories including routine clinical pathology and investigative biomarkers to support both efficacy and safety evaluation of drug candidates for discovery, pre-clinical, and clinical studies. Routine clinical pathology analysis involves hematology and immunoassay assays. This candidate will coordinate logistics for workload sharing across sites, coordinate biomarker support, and contributes to continuous improvement programs aligned with business strategies. Independently provide logistics support for clinical pathology through a series of steps with discovery/in vivo toxicology groups. This includes setting up studies in the laboratory information system (Cerner), processing samples, shipping and coordination with other sites, to ensure sample integrity and accurate and timely data reporting.

The major duties & responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Exposure to new methods development such as flow cytometry, plate base assays are possible but will depend upon individual experience

  • Coordinate sample logistics for workload sharing across sites and potential centralization of assays and technologies

  • Support harmonization of documentation (SOPs, forms, user guides)

  • Support the maintenance of the global biomarker assay listing

  • Responsible for generation of hematology, immunoassay and novel assay development data in support of the safety assessment of pharmaceutical drug candidates in compliance SOPs within a clinical pathology laboratory.

  • Assures that laboratory activities meet quality standards such as Pfizer policies, SOPs, Environmental Health and Safety and departmental guidelines.

  • Contributes to biomarker assay validation, including planning, data collection and document authorship


  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or related field, with at least 2-4 years relevant experience supporting multi-species biomarker or clinical pathology laboratory

  • ASCP certified is preferred, but a candidate with strong biology skills and a willingness to learn clinical pathology assays will be considered.

  • If the candidate does not possess a Medical Technology degree, knowledge of physiology and basic chemistry are highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated experience in project management, developing successful partnerships and strong customer focus.

  • Thorough understanding of the processes associated with pre-clinical study coordination and data management.

  • Knowledge of multiple scientific disciplines that allow the collaboration with other sections such as general toxicology, safety pharmacology, investigative toxicology, or other.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, maintaining a high quality of data and timely delivery of results.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to multitask.

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with proven record of independent analytical thinking and collaboration. Ability to relish change, energize others and be passionate about work.

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