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Pfizer DSRD Graduate Student Internship in Andover, Massachusetts

Pfizer is committed to seeking out inspired new talent to support our purpose: Breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Our colleagues have many perspectives, backgrounds, and at Pfizer you'll find an inclusive environment, challenging projects and the opportunity to own your career.

Collaborative. Cutting Edge. Curiosity-driven. The kind of work taking place in Pfizer's Drug Safety Research & Development (DSRD) is truly unique. It doesn't matter if you know which career path you want to take in the pharmaceuticals field. Building an experience of applied Toxicology, the DSRD internship program is where you start finding your own direction; all while working together towards a single, purposeful goal. Improving patients' lives.

Role Summary

The DSRD Intern role is a temporary 3-month internship at one of the Pfizer Drug Safety Research and Development (DSRD) sites (Groton, CT; La Jolla, CA or Andover, MA) and can occur throughout the year. DSRD is a comprehensive nonclinical safety organization with research areas including biomarkers, computational toxicology, developmental and reproductive toxicology, genetic toxicology, general toxicology, safety pharmacology, immunotoxicology, and microphysiological systems, along with numerous specialized areas utilizing world class equipment, facilities and scientists.

This internship opportunity is designed to augment the candidates' PhD research project. This Intern position will be responsible for:

  • Working closely with a lead scientist to develop and execute a research program

  • Evaluating new technologies, assays and scientific/regulatory advancements as needed to achieve research program

  • Analysis and summarization of research

  • Effective communication and collaboration with local and global peers

Role Responsibilities

  • Delivery of robust, high quality data to support the research program

  • Scientific evaluation of new technologies, assays and advancements that will enhance research program

  • Technical expertise in the specific domain areas (biomarkers, investigative toxicology, etc)

  • Communication and collaboration with Pfizer local and global peers in DSRD and partnering lines

  • Utilization of strong foundation in general scientific practice and in the principles and concepts of a toxicology discipline

  • Recognized as a competent technical contributor

  • Uses established procedures, technologies and methodologies, may reduce to practice novel approaches

Basic Qualifications

  • Active graduate student enrolled in PhD program in Toxicology, or related field of study. Completed at least 1st year of PhD program

  • Candidates must submit their CV and a cover letter (1-2 pages) describing their research interests and how this internship would benefit their education. The cover letter ideally would address the scope of the research project that could be conducted at Pfizer and identify opportunities to continue the research collaboration as part of their PhD program. In addition, a letter of support from their PhD advisor is required

Minimum requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Capacity to quickly identify problems and create solutions

  • A focus on delivering high quality work

  • Highly effective written, verbal, and presentation skills

  • A team player who is willing to go above and beyond to meet goals and objectives

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and assignments

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ongoing research for graduate program direct match with ongoing Pfizer research area. The ideal candidate would be an active member of a toxicology-related scientific society.

Other details:

Must be immediately authorized to work in the U.S. without the employer's sponsorship. This job or any derived full time opportunity is not eligible for permanent residence (green card) sponsorship under our guidelines.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

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.