Research Associate in Genomics and Bioinformatics

CEMP Pfizer
Job Location
Cerro El Plomo 5680, Torre 6, Las Condes
7560742 Santiago
Job Description

Position Purpose:

- The Research Associate in Genomics and Bioinformatics will lead and coordinate research projects developed at CEMP. He/she will be responsible for research operations, ensuring that projects are conducted alignment with CEMP strategies.

- He/she will support the implementation and use of harmonized, consistent processes and excellence in project deliverables related to cost-effective, timely, and high-quality research according to agreed goals.

- The position will involve close collaboration with other research labs and global and local public/private partners. - Ensure consistent partnerships and collaborations with other functions across Pfizer.

Primary Responsibilities:

- To lead research activities performed at NGS, to interpret and challenge experimental results and manage the day-to-day tasks of the Center's lab.

- Actively manage the activities and deliverables of project's partners to ensure timely and quality results on projects, from protocol assembly to research study reports.

- Lead and coordinate the work performed in the Genomics, Cellular and molecular biology and Bioinformatics labs. - Interact with diverse project teams and provide expertise in genomic technologies, bioinformatics and experimental design.

- Effectively leads external vendors to deliver key operation milestones for outsourced activities.

- Write internal reports and contribute to external publications.

- Responsible for ensuring that projects are conducted in compliance with GCP, relevant SOPs, and regulatory requirements, and Pfizer EHS guidelines and policies.

- Ensure timely documentation in electronic laboratory notebooks and technical reports.


- Ph. D in Genetics, Genomics, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related field.

- Expertise in Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics and DNA Sequencing. - Minimum of five (5) years of relevant project leadership and/or post-doctoral research experience.

- A solid track record of publications in top tier journals is required as is exceptional communication skills in Spanish and English written and spoken.

- Ability to lead a laboratory group and oversee research programs across cross-functional research teams.

- Track record of successful application submissions and competitive research fund raising in Chile and/or worldwide.

- Experience with next generation sequencing technology and assay design is essential.

- Experience with complementary technologies (e.g. multiplex PCR, qPCR, digital PCR, Nanostring, Raindance, etc)

- Familiarity with lab operations in a quality regulated environment (CLIA, GCLP, GLP, etc.) is preferred.

- Demonstrated ability to trouble-shoot complex problems - High level of self-motivation and ability to thrive in a goal and team-oriented set.

- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment is essential.

- Critical thinking, good organizational and interpersonal skills.

- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Outlook and basic scientific software

How to Apply
About Our Organization

Pfizer is a leading research-based biopharmaceutical company. We apply science and our global resources to deliver innovative therapies that extend and significantly improve lives. We make medicines and vaccines that help people when they are sick and prevent them from getting sick in the first place, as well as some of the world’s best-known consumer healthcare brands. Every day, our colleagues work in developed and emerging markets to treat, cure and eradicate life-threatening conditions and challenge some of the most feared diseases of our time. Pfizer also collaborates with healthcare providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable healthcare around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us. To learn more, visit

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