Founded in 1849, Pfizer is the world's premier biopharmaceutical company taking new approaches to better health. We discover, develop, manufacture and deliver quality, safe and effective prescription medicines to treat and help prevent disease for both people and animals. We also partner with healthcare providers, governments and local communities around the world to expand access to our medicines and to provide better quality health care and health system support. At Pfizer, colleagues in more than 90 countries work every day to help people stay happier and healthier longer and to reduce the human and economic burden of disease worldwide. Role Description RECENT CHANGE: The deadline for the next round of applications will be September 1, 2013. We will begin actively reviewing applications in late July 2013.
We seek motivated and enthusiastic individuals with a demonstrated track record in basic or translational neuroscience interested in pursuing an academic-style postdoc in an industry setting. Successful candidates will come from a range of backgrounds including molecular/cellular biology, protein biochemistry, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, imaging, neurochemistry, systems neuroscience, computational biology, animal models of disease, synapse biology and behavioral/cognitive neuroscience. Responsibilities The ideal candidate will perform cutting edge research in the following areas of neuroscience: molecular/cellular biology, protein biochemistry and structure, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, imaging, neurochemistry, systems neuroscience, computational biology, animal models of disease, neurogenetics, synapse biology, and behavioral/cognitive neuroscience. The candidates selected for the Neuroscience Fellowship will be expected to publish their data in top tier journals, attend and present at international meetings and collaborate across groups in the research unit. Qualifications Education & Experience:
Qualified individuals will have a Ph.D. in the appropriate discipline to enable them to perform at the highest level in the Neuroscience areas mentioned already. A Neuroscience background is preferred but not mandatory. Candidates should have a proven track record in publishing in top tier journals.
Successful candidates will have the requisite skills to perform research at the highest level in the disciplines mentioned above: molecular/cellular biology, protein biochemistry and structure, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, imaging, neurochemistry, systems neuroscience, computational biology, animal models of disease, neurogenetics, synapse biology, and behavioral/cognitive neuroscience.
Excellent communication and writing skills are required. Flawless execution with proven ability to generate high quality in data as evidenced by publications in top tier journals. Equal Employment Opportunity 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 employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Pfizer in the U.S. In certain circumstances it may be advantageous to Pfizer to support the application(s) for temporary visa classification and/or sponsor applications for permanent residence so that a foreign national colleague can accept or remain in a work assignment in the U. S. For certain classes of temporary visas, the resulting work authorization may be specific to Pfizer and the specific job and/or work site. Pfizer may at its business discretion decide to or refrain from obtaining, maintaining and/or extending the temporary visa status and/or sponsoring a colleague for permanent residency and /or employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified U.S. workers and the colleague's long-term prospects for securing lawful permanent residence, among other reasons. Employment applicants requiring immigration sponsorship must disclose, when initial application for employment is made, whether or not they are legally authorized to work for Pfizer in the U.S. and, if so, whether that authorization permits them to work in the job they seek. In no case should Pfizer's support of a colleague's temporary visa application or sponsorship of a colleague for permanent residence be construed to guarantee success of that application or amend or otherwise invalidate the "at-will" employment relationship between the colleague and Pfizer.