Senior Scientist - Functional Genomics - Pearl River


: $89,046.67 - $157,310.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Pfizer Integrative Biotechnology Group (IBG) is within the Oncology division of Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development and is located in Pearl River, NY. IBG employs a multidisciplinary approach to target the cancer cell cycle and modulate the tumor microenvironment for the discovery and development of next generation oncology therapeutics and therapeutic combinations. We are seeking a qualified candidate to join the group at a Senior Scientist level and contribute to drug discovery efforts leveraging functional genomics and advanced molecular biology strategies to elucidate drug mechanism of action and identifying drug combination opportunities. The ideal candidate for this position will be a highly collaborative and motivated scientist with an interest to design and execute Oncology target discovery projects using functional genomics screens. and advanced

molecular approaches. S/he will establish strong scientific rationale for cancer cell model selection, contribute to the design and development of function genomic libraries development, and establish molecular approaches for optimal in vitro and in vivo Functional Genomic screensbiological endpoint read-outs, and contribute to hit prioritization and the design and execution of drug target validation and mechanism of action studies focused on prioritized hits. S/he will lead target

validation studies to validate novel drug development opportunities and will work closely in a collaborative team environment. to contribute to establishing strategic focus and decision enabling data for drug

development programs.


Design and execute CRISPR and/or RNAi functional genomic screens in vitro and in vivo for the discovery of novel development opportunities:

  • Determining optimal CRISPR screen parameters
  • Contribute to functional genomics data analysis to identify and prioritize screen hits.
  • Design and execute experiments to characterize and validate screen hits in the most optimal cancer model context.
  • Design and lead studies both in vitro and in vivo to determine potential mechanism of action of screen hits using appropriate assays in select tumor models.
  • Design and execute studies that leverage multiple omics platforms that include proteomics, metabolomics and high content imaging and/or flow-based assays for characterization of in vitro/ in vivo target biology.
  • Manage project team meetings and provide engaging presentations to our department and Oncology Research Unit to share research highlights.
  • Work to grow our department external reputations by both publishing research in high-tier journals and presenting your team s work at international meetings.

  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline with postdoctoral or industry experience
  • Solid background in tumor biology including studies focused on the cancer cell cycle and tumor pathways that alter the tumor microenvironment
  • Expertise and hands-on experience with functional genomics screens, mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry and common laboratory assays to monitor gene and protein expression
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and highly organized in terms of goal setting and achieving

  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience performing in vitro and in vivo CRISPR/RNAi functional genomic screens at scale with diverse libraries in multiple cell models
  • Strong experience in the analysis of functional genomic screen data and integration of functional genomics with molecular profiling and other data types
  • Advanced knowledge of molecular biology with emphasis on genome editing technologies for cell engineering with experience in using genome editing to establish novel cell-based
  • reporter systems to evaluate target biology.

  • Broad understanding of both oncogenic signaling pathways and molecular mechanism that contribute to immune evasion with an interest in identifying opportunities for drug induced sensitivities that are relative to tumor intrinsic biology across a broad spectrum of tumor molecular subtypes
  • Experience in cancer-associated fibroblast and tumor microenvironment, screening including the development of assays for 3D or organoid cell culture
  • Must contribute to the building of a culture that embraces scientific excellence, urgency, continuous learning, and increasing our team s ability to deliver novel drug development
  • opportunities through the rapid incorporation emerging biotechnologies to ensure our team continues research on the leading-edge of cancer biology


    Perform work in a laboratory setting


    There will be less than 10% travel.


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