Pfizer Scientist, Immunotherapeutic Design CID (Non in La Jolla, California


Pfizer Cancer Immunology Discovery (CID) is within the Oncology division of Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development in La Jolla, CA. CID is dedicated to developing new protein therapeutics to improve human life by redirecting the immune system against cancer. CID researchers apply the latest scientific knowledge and novel approaches to discover truly innovative Immuno-Oncology therapeutics.


  • Express and purify recombinant antibodies and antigens from E. coli and mammalian cells for therapeutics discovery

  • Perform molecular biology to generate various constructs

  • Set up in vitro assays and conduct standard tissue culture in support of the in vitro assays

  • Analyze, organize, and present results in meetings


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, chemical engineering and an equivalent field with a minimum of 5 years' with B.S., or 4 years' with M.S., of hands-on laboratory research.

  • Prior experience in the fields of protein engineering or protein biochemistry

  • Experience with standard protein characterization techniques such as SDS-PAGE, ELISA, Western Blot

  • Experience in cell culture and cell based assays

  • Experience with data processing software including Excel, Prism, and/or Matlab

  • Individual who is highly motivated, has meticulous bench-work and record-keeping skills, and can adapt to the fast-paced and changing environments

  • Outstanding pro-active attitude, oral communication skills, interpersonal, and collaborative

  • Ability and desire to work in an interdisciplinary scientific team and the desire to learn new techniques

  • Ability to plan and execute experiments with minimal supervision


  • M.S. degree with 5+ years of experience

  • Experience purifying E. coli and mammalian cells expressed proteins using various chromatography techniques (Protein A, Nickel, affinity, ion exchange, and size-exclusion chromatography)

  • Strong technical proficiency with molecular biology methods (PCR, nucleic acid purification, cloning)

  • Ability to manage large data sets is strongly preferred

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  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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