Pfizer's BioMedicine Design Biotherapeutic Expression and Purification group (BEP) is seeking a protein biochemist. Qualified candidate will play an essential role in a high-energy protein purification research laboratory. The purification group is responsible for non-GMP protein drug lead generation, supporting the various Pfizer research units and their pre-clinical therapeutic in-vitro and in-vivo needs. The candidate will be responsible for processing of mammalian- expressed recombinant protein modalities including, but not limited to, monoclonal antibodies through the use of state-of-the-art technologies and equipment. The candidate will contribute to the group wide deliverables and be required to work on several projects simultaneously presenting results and updates at group meetings.
+ Provide scientific guidance for the protein biochemistry group supporting early discovery
+ Develop efficient purification protocols for novel biotherapeutic candidates
+ Provide highly-purified biotherapeutic candidates to discovery project teams
+ Drive technology innovation; design and implement automation strategies for high-throughput protein purification
+ Work closely with multidisciplinary teams including therapeutic discovery teams, research units, BEP Stable CHO production group
+ A PhD with 0-3 years of relevant experience or MS with 7+ years of relevant experience in Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences or a related discipline along with a solid understanding of biotherapeutic production
+ Demonstrated technical expertise in protein purification
+ Strong understanding of analytical biochemistry and experience in protein characterization techniques
+ Experience and knowledge in the operation of AKTA and Agilent chromatography systems.
+ Experience operating Unicorn and ChemStation software packages
+ Strong communication skills, written and oral
+ Mentorship experience
+ Prior experience in therapeutic protein discover and biochemistry research
+ Industry experience in antibody purification
+ Past experience on d esigns and implements new procedures for purification process improvements
+ Proven track record in project delivery
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+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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Associated topics: biochemistry, bioinformatic, biology, biophysics, bioprocessing, fermentation, genetic, nutrition, parenteral, therapeutic
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