Emerging Technology and Diagnostics Lead, Vaccines - Pearl River

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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This is a senior position within the Clinical and Diagnostic Assay Development group within Pfizer's Vaccine Research and Development. The incumbent applies their expertise to propose, explore, and leverage new detection technologies with long-term programmatic goals. The incumbent also is also expected to apply their skills in assay development to lead design, development, qualification, validation, and tech transfer of multiple clinical diagnostic and serology assays, to support vaccine pre-clinical, clinical, and efficacy studies.

In addition to these activities the incumbent may be a member of program teams and applies technical/scientific expertise to contribute / resolve issues regarding the preclinical components of various internal and regulatory documents. This may involve presenting of results and proposals to senior leaders within Vaccine Research and Development. The incumbent is also responsible for facilitating communication and both internal and external technology transfer between assay development teams and clinical testing groups. The incumbent is accountable to line / senior management and project leadership. All work is to be done in a compliant manner according to relevant SOP guidelines and GCLP and/or CGMP guidelines, when required.


  • Manage a team to explore new ligand binding technologies and assess their feasibility with Pfizer programs and infrastructure.
  • Oversee the design, development, qualification and validation of diagnostic and antibody binding assays in support of pre-clinical and clinical trials.
  • Collaborate as necessary with the appropriate leaders/scientists within Vaccine Research and Development to determine types assays to develop.
  • Interact with intra- and interdepartmental personnel in scientific discussions for assay development or improvements.The incumbent is also expected to lead external collaborations and/or technology transfers.
  • Author publications relevant to the work being performed
  • Write and review reports, technical documents and presentations to support assay development, qualification, validation and transfer to high throughput clinical testing teams.
  • Supervises laboratory staff.Ensures that the incumbent and staff have received appropriate training and that the training is current.
  • Provide work assignments to teams on a regular basis.Review and approve the work performed by other analysts.Ensure work is done in a compliant manner according to SOPs and GLP guidelines.
  • Keep abreast of new scientific/ technology development by participating in scientific meetings/ seminars and through regular scientific review.
  • Present scientific findings and developed technologies in meetings and publish relevant articles in scientific journals.
  • Participate and lead in developing new diagnostic-based technologies and establishing those technologies to characterize vaccines.
  • Quality: Ensure that Pfizer's values are reflected on a continuous basis in day-to-day job functions. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • PhD in Immunology or related field
  • 8 -12 years of post-graduate experience
  • A background with primary authored publications is required
  • Expertise in development of diagnostic assays required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is required
  • Experience in managing scientists is required

  • 8 -12 years of post-graduate experience in industry
  • Experience of interacting with regulatory agencies is desired.
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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.

    Posting will expire on 04/09/19

    N (Other) (United States of America)

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

    Associated topics: antibody, biopharmaceutical, drug development, food scientist, health, histologist, immuno oncology, microbiological, pharmacometrics, toxicologist

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