Associate Scientist, Clinical ELISPOT


Full Time
Pearl River
Posted 6 months ago

As an Associate Scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you’ll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. You will have the important role to generate high-quality immunoassay data in a regulated Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) setting to support Pfizer’s vaccine programs according to Standard Operating Procedures. You will support the technology transfer and integration of new laboratory immunoassays into the cGLP space, support assay validation projects and monitor immunoassay lifecycle. In addition, you will also support throughput activities and provide testing support for clinical and non-clinical research programs.

Your strong foundation in general scientific practice, its principles and concepts will help in meeting critical deadlines. You will be relied on as a technical contributor to assess the assigned tasks and make decisions that involve direct application of your knowledge.

It is your hard work and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

Job Features

Job CategoryBiomedical
DESCRIPTION• Exercise and build basic team effectiveness skills (e.g., commitment, feedback, consensus management) within the immediate work group. • Perform job responsibilities in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices/ Good Laboratory Practice (cGMP/GLP) and all other regulatory agency requirements. • Conduct clinical ELISPOT assays in accordance with GCLP requirements. • Conduct clinical flow cytometry assays in accordance with GCLP requirements. • Analyze, document and report experimental data in accordance with Pfizer/GCLP requirements. • Support the efficient and compliant operation of the laboratory by developing appropriate processes and standard operating procedures, working with others to operate the laboratory, and by becoming an expert user in key areas of operation (such as LIMS and GDMS). • Assist in the sourcing and maintenance of reagents required to conduct clinical ELISPOT and flow cytometry assays in a compliant manner. • Maintain and build a broad knowledge of key assay platforms (including flow cytometry and ELISPOT assays) and the scientific rationale underpinning the assays through appropriate training and self-learning. • Present progress on assay development and sample analysis to colleagues and senior management. • Collect and analyze data on a per project basis to support troubleshooting, qualification and other lab projects. • Provide critical data review of clinical and non-clinical data. • Stay current on all departmental and corporate training.
QUALIFICATIONSMust-Have • Bachelor degree with at least 2 years of relevant work experience. • Experience working in a tissue culture laboratory with samples requiring BSL2 containment (e.g. human and NHP samples). • Experienced in conducting ELISPOT or other cell-based bioassays. • Experience of working in a GCLP-compliant environment, including SOPs and good documentation practices. • Strong attention to detail and ability to collaborate and work in team environment. • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and relevant scientific software. • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Nice-to-Have • Pharmaceutical and biotech drug discovery experience. • Experience in the implementation and use of laboratory information management systems (e.g. LIMS). • Experience in developing and troubleshooting bioassays designed to assess T cell functionality. • The position has physical requirements of basic office and laboratory work (sitting, standing, and walking). The mental requirements include the ability to analyze data, design experiments, and present complex concepts to colleagues.

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