Associate Scientist, Molecular Discovery in Cambridge, MA 02139

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 Job Summary

Job Title: Associate Scientist, Molecular Discovery

Job Code: SA-PFE-PGS-4906134

Job Location: Cambridge, MA 02139

Job Date: 2/14/2024

Duration: PERM

Shift(s): 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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 Job Description

SourceAbled is seeking candidates for a Direct Hire role as a Associate Scientist  with our client Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Seeking candidates in Cambridge, MA or willing to relocate.

What You Will Achieve

Pfizer’s BioMedicine Design (BMD) High-Throughput Protein Production (HTP) Group is seeking a highly motivated scientist to support the molecular biology & protein production workflows:  DNA construct design/assembly, sample preparation for sequencing, DNA production & quantitation, mammalian cell culture & transfections, protein purification & quantitation, and automated liquid handling. The candidate will play a major role in a core group that consistently delivers hundreds of protein samples per week to research teams across BMD.  The candidate will be responsible for generating DNA constructs and performing high-throughput processes for macromolecule production (DNA, RNA, and protein) and DNA sequencing.  The candidate will also be responsible for updating the laboratory database and relaying data in organized presentations to project teams.


How You Will Achieve It

  • DNA plasmid design & cloning.

  • Automated high throughput DNA purification

  • High throughput molecular biology operations, including PCR setup, ligation reactions, DNA purification using liquid handling automation.

  • DNA & RNA quantitation & QC

  • Supporting transient mammalian transfections with DNA

  • Organization and storage of DNA fragments/plasmids, including tracking using Genedata Biologics Software, as well as record keeping using electronic laboratory notebooks.

  • Nanopore sequencing:  sample preparation, system operation, & data analysis

  • Close interaction with project teams

  • Regular review of literature to maintain knowledge of scientific trends and industry processes, advance molecular biology and protein production methods.



Must Have's

  • Bachelor’s degree + 0-2 years' experience, in molecular biology or a related field

  • Track record of high-quality execution of standard laboratory operating procedures

  • Track record of strong problem solving and organizational skills, orientation to detail

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency in molecular biology:  DNA/mRNA preparation and analysis, PCR, molecular cloning, construct design, sequence analysis.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize responsibilities, work under strict deadlines, and remain flexible with changing needs.

  • Ability to work effectively to solve process development problems and implement improved procedures.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong computer skills


Nice to Have

  • Automation Experience


Other Job Details 
Work Location Assignment: On Premise




The annual base salary for this position ranges from $54,700.00 to $91,100.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 7.5% of the base salary. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.





Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.



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EEO & Employment Eligibility

It is the policy of Rangam Consultants, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to any legally protected status such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.  


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 About SourceAbled

SourceAbled, a proprietary workforce solution powered by Rangam, goes beyond a traditional job placement program. It provides a collaborative, holistic solution implemented to develop an inclusionary program and a culture of belonging by matching Fortune 500 companies with neurodivergent talent seeking to build and sustain successful and fulfilling careers. SourceAbled connects individuals with autism, neurodivergence, physical disability, and a wide range of cognitive differences such as ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and dyscalculia to apply for jobs with employers in the USA, UK, Ireland, and India, who are actively seeking talents with disabilities. SourceAbled facilitates the coordination and management of diverse hiring programs, with a consultative approach, including training, and brings them to life through digitizing the experience of attracting, onboarding, supporting, and retaining qualified employees with autism and disabilities. The program uses an end-to-end, tech-enabled hiring program to build a connected inclusive community in the workplace for neurodivergent talent. It is designed to attract and place qualified job seekers as businesses look to establish, build, and maintain their disability inclusion practices and establish and nurture a culture of inclusion.

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