Pfizer Bioassay Development Scientist, Biosimilars Pharm Sci in Lake Forest, Illinois


Join one of the leading Biosimilars Pharmaceutical Sciences organizations in the industry. As a leader in the biosimilars sector with approved products in the U.S. and Europe and an industry-leading biosimilars pipeline, Pfizer offers an exciting opportunity for a strong scientist to join our global Biosimilars Analtyical R&D team. We currently have an opportunity for a bioassay scientist with a strong organizational and communication skills and experience in critical reagent management to join our global Biosimilars Pharmaceutical Sciences team in Lake Forest, IL.

The Scientist, Bioassay Development will manage global inventory in LIMS (including requesting shipment of biological materials) write study plans, protocols and reports to support maintenance and re-supply of critical reagents. He or she is a technical expert in one or more bioassay development areas (cell biology, molecular biology or immunology). He or she will participate in developing assay test methods and will generate and critically evaluate scientific data. He or she will be accountable for ensuring that experiments, analytical methods and data meet the requirements for the intended use of the data, which includes characterization, assessment of biosimilarity and comparability assessment as well as method development, optimization and qualification of methods.


The Scientist (Critical Reagent and Reference Standard Coordinator) will manage global inventory in LIMS (including international shipping of biological materials) write study plans, protocols and reports to support maintenance and re-supply of critical reagents. He or she will develop or evaluate tools for effective inventory management. He or she will follow good documentation and review practices, and effectively communicate scientific results and strategies in presentations and written reports. A high level of attention to detail is required.

He or she will participate in activities to support the biosimilar pipeline within established timelines and ensure the quality and integrity of data. He or she will participate in method development, optimization, qualification and validation as needed and ensure that methods are able to consistently meet the accuracy and precision required to support process development, similarity assessment and manufacturing. He or she will critically evaluate scientific literature and industry trends and will work with a continuous improvement framework.


  • B.S. and 5 + years of relevant experience OR M.S. and 2+ years of relevant experience OR Ph.D with 0 years of relevant experience.

  • Must have a high level of attention to detail and be very organized.

  • Must have good oral and written communication and scientific documentation skills.

  • Experience with electronic laboratory notebook and LIMS systems is desired.

  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively in cross-functional and multi-geographic teams is highly desirable.


Standing or sitting for several hours. Ability to lift 40 pounds. Data capture, organization, analysis and presentation using commercially available software such as GraphPad, JMP, PLA, SoftMax Pro, Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, eLN and Sharepoint.


Flexibility in schedule to accommodate diverse time zones is required. This position requires understanding of and adherence to aseptic technique and biohazard safety guideline including wearing PPE. Job requires inventory of items which are stored in ultracold conditions.


  • Eligible for relocation package

  • Eligible for employee referral bonus

  • Posting expiration date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

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