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At Pfizer BioTherapeutics Division, Applied Quantitative Genotherapeutics (AQG) group, we are dedicated to developing and implementing investigative approaches focused on evaluating potential drug candidates and identifying new targets in preclinical models of disease. We use the latest scientific knowledge and apply novel approaches to discover new ways of treating disease. We encourage cooperation and support a high level of scientific freedom to find the best answers to biological questions. Located in South San Francisco, AQG provides the feel of a small start-up company with the resources of a large pharmaceutical company in the heart of the biotech capital of the world.


As part of the Applied Quantitative Genotherapeutics group, you will be working with a multi-disciplinary team which utilizes both bench biology and computational skills.  You will use your understanding of biology and computational expertise to partner with, and support, project teams and individuals in research, clinical or business units.

A desirable candidate is someone with a strong mathematical background (for example - physics, chemical or electrical engineering, etc.) who is willing to apply these skills to biological and physiological systems in order to aid in generation and optimization of biotherapeutics.  It is required that this person have some general awareness of biological systems.  Another desirable candidate is someone with a multi-disciplinary biological background (for example - biology, biochemistry, immunology etc.) who would be willing to learn the mathematical skills necessary to model the systems described above.  An ideal candidate would possess all of the above qualifications.  This position will be located in South San Francisco, with the group being split between Cambridge MA and South San Francisco.


BS, MS, or PhD in the biomedical or physical sciences (or equivalent) required with a minimum of 2-3 years experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or chemical industry.  Awareness of current modeling techniques or a strong background in biology is preferred.  The successful candidate should be willing to learn new areas of science and be a superior written and oral communicator.

Please submit resumes for Requisition #942863 to www.pfizer.com

posted 2010.08.26