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Pfizer Inc.

Company: Pfizer Inc.
Website: http://www.pfizer.com/
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Employees: 96,500 Employees as of 2016 
Industry: Pharmaceutical industry 
Founded:  1849
Introduction:  Good health is vital to all of us, and finding sustainable solutions to the most pressing health care challenges of our world cannot wait. That's why we at Pfizer are committed to applying science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to provide access to safe, effective and affordable medicines and related health care services to the people who need them.
We have a leading portfolio of products and medicines that support wellness and prevention, as well as treatment and cures for diseases across a broad range of therapeutic areas; and we have an industry-leading pipeline of promising new products that have the potential to challenge some of the most feared diseases of our time, like Alzheimer's disease and cancer.
To ensure we can continue to deliver on our commitments to the patients, customers and shareholders who rely on us, we are focused on improving the way we do business; on operating with transparency in everything we do; and on listening to the views of all of the people involved in health care decisions. Through working in partnership with everyone from patients to health care providers and managed care organizations to world governments and non-governmental organizations, our goal is to ensure that people everywhere have access to innovative treatments and quality health care.  (Pfizer.com)
   
Opening A:  2 persons
Field: Inflammation &Immunology
Description:  ROLE SUMMARY
The Pfizer Inflammation &Immunology (I&I) department aims to develop novel therapeutics to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases including to rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and  inflammatory bowel disease . A successful candidate for this position would investigate critical immune pathways contributing to these diseases, including pathways mediating innate activation, cytokine signaling  as well as mechanisms involving APC/T cell interaction. This person will work within a team environment and contribute to the in-depth understanding of relevant biology, the in vitro validation of select genes.   He/She will also develop assays to assess the function of the pathway of interest using tool pharmacological agents, recombinant proteins or RNAi/CRISPR knockdown technology. The signaling mechanism will also be investigated by various methods.  The expression and the function of select gene will be evaluated in human diseased tissues. This person will have opportunities to collaborate with both internal and external groups.  Experience and track record of publication in Immunology is a strong plus.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
l Ability to design, perform and analyze experiments as described above
l Strong ability to write and publish paper in a timely fashion
l Ability to collaborate with other people
l Good communication skills

QUALIFICATIONS
PhD. in Immunology, Molecular/Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or other related Biology area.
Experience in designing and performing immunology studies such as isolation of immune cells and familiarity with FACS technology and animal study is preferred. A proven publication record is desirable.
   
Updated on 2017/05/01.