Postdoctoral Fellow - Cardiovascular

Pfizer Inc.

Cambridge, MA

ID: 7111345 (Ref.No. 4846022)
Posted: September 21, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Why Patients Need You

Pfizer’s purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Research and Development is 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

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the cardiometabolism team within the Pfizer Internal Medicine Research Unit. The postdoc will work with Pfizer colleagues and mentors to uncover the mechanisms by which a novel protein regulates lipid trafficking. Under the guidance of research mentors, the successful candidate will drive the project forward with individual effort and independent study. The postdoc candidate should be independent and highly motivated with a keen interest in cardiometabolic disease and vascular cell biology.

As a postdoctoral fellow, you will be at the center of our operations and you’ll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. You will be part of the Research and Development team and will be responsible for conducting innovative science to drive new therapeutic discoveries. You will be relied on as a technical contributor to assess the assigned tasks and make decisions that involve direct application of your knowledge. It is your hard work and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

Develop and implement independent research ideas. Contribute intellectually and at the bench to the conception, design, execution, analysis, interpretation of data.

Produce high quality data that will lead to first author publication(s) in high impact journals.
Critically analyze experimental data, summarize and present results at internal and external meetings.
Collaborate effectively with Pfizer colleagues in other disciplines.
Ensure all tasks and responsibilities are performed according to scientific and ethical standards and correctly documented in lab notebook.
Exercise and build basic team effectiveness skills {e.g., commitment, feedback, consensus management) within context of immediate work group.


Recent PhD (0-1 yrs) in biology, biochemistry, pharmacology or related field with demonstrated productivity in independent research (first author publication submitted/published in a high-quality peer-reviewed journal).

Experience required in rodent (mouse) handling.
Demonstrated proficiency in basic molecular and biochemical techniques required including some of the following: Cell culture, primary cell isolation, immunostaining, RNA/protein isolation from cells & tissues, qRT-PCR, Western blot, ELISA.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Well organized, self-motivated, team oriented, ability to multitask with attention to detail
Previous training in vascular biology and/or lipid- related field is highly desired.


Animal handling required


Eligible for Relocation Package
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
Must be authorized to work in the United States

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.