Postdoctoral Fellow Microbial Genetics
- Pfizer Inc.
- Location: Kalamazoo, MI
- Job Number: 7107638 (Ref #: 4861263)
- Posting Date: Aug 9, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionWhy Patients Need You
Pfizer’s purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Research and Development are at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer’s purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy, or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting-edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best-in-class medicines to patients around the world.
What You Will Achieve
In this position, you will help discover and develop microorganisms with novel biotransformation activity. This includes screening strains for new chemical activity and identifying genes coding for the enzymes of interest. You will also help develop strain engineering tools to accelerate the discovery and development of production-ready strains.
How You Will Achieve It
Your support will help lay the groundwork for new and transformative pharmaceutical bioprocesses making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.
Design and execute experiments, analyze results, and report conclusions
Demonstrate proof-of-concept for novel approaches and develop scalable solutions
Optimize workflows for stability, robustness, and performance
Conduct clear and concise communication with colleagues and supervisors through oral updates, detailed records, written reports, and technical meetings
A Ph.D. in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, or related field with 0-2 years of experience
At least one first-author publication
Experience in DNA assembly and genome engineering methods
Experience with a high-throughput screening of strains/enzymes
Strong analytical skills and familiarity with bioinformatic and data analysis tools
Organized, self-motivated, and capable of working independently and in a collaborative environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience with PCR-based or NGS-based assays
Experience analyzing large data sets
OTHER JOB DETAILS
This Postdoctoral Fellow role is a fixed, 2 year term.
Eligible for Relocation Assistance
Must Have Work Authorization in US
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.