Principal Scientist Molecular Diagnostic Assays

| Pearl River, NY, USA | Hybrid
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ROLE SUMMARY
This position is a senior member of an 8-10 person team focused on creating or sourcing molecular assays to be used as diagnostic tests supporting vaccine development. The role includes assay development of custom in-house molecular assays (PCR, NGS, LAMP) as well as identifying new technologies and platforms and forming partnerships to bring them in house. You will define the performance characteristics of the assays, scale them up and develop automation strategies, and collaborate with multiple other teams to create high-throughput, validated, diagnostic assays in a regulated environment. The lab follows Standard Operating Procedures and cGLP (current Good Laboratory Practice) and/or cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices). You will be recognized as a technical expert and a significant scientific contributor. With your deep knowledge of molecular methods, you will regularly contribute at the diagnostic area level and can represent the department on multidisciplinary teams. You will be using your scientific judgment to adapt standard methods and techniques by applying prior work experience. You will undertake mentoring activities to guide team members and will supervise technical staff members on your own team and collaboratively.
Qualifications
Must-Have

  • PhD with 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Expertise in qPCR, digital PCR, DNA and RNA extraction, and experimental design
  • Experience with assay validation and regulatory compliance
  • Experience in laboratory management including inventory and sample tracking, analyst scheduling, oversight of equipment documentation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Word processing, Excel, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software


Preferred

  • Managerial experience, preferably in a regulated environment such as GxP, CLIA, or ISO
  • Breadth of knowledge of different areas of science, awareness of new technologies, and familiarity with current issues to apply novel and innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Experience with laboratory automation, including Hamilton or open-source pipetting robots
  • Experience with next generation sequencing and dataset analysis including alignments and variant detection


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Complex data analysis, sitting at a biological safety cabinet


NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • May require travel and/or nonstandard work hours to achieve departmental goals


Work Location Assignment: On premise
Relocation support available
The annual base salary for this position ranges from $99,900.00 to $166,500.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 15.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.
Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.
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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. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.
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