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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Professional (P2), CEM Research Informatics @ Pfizer

Opportunity: Professional (P2), CEM Research Informatics @ Pfizer--San Francisco, CA (US)

BACKGROUND:
Pfizer Inc: Working together for a healthier world

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
This role is responsible for supporting computational research operations at Rinat, interfacing with customers and BT partners to deliver IT related support and services.

Primary Responsibilities:
- Working with customers from senior leadership to bench scientists to identify and address key information systems needs, including data capture, data analysis and scientific decision making systems
- Work with Research BT teams to define and deliver solutions to meet the needs of Rinat scientists.
- Provide training and guidance to research scientists in the use of existing tools.
- Ensure alignment of any purchased or in-house systems to overall R&D BT Strategy.

REQUIREMENTS:
- MS/BS in Computational Sciences, Bioinformatics or related discipline
- Bioinformatics: at least 2 years experience using common bioinformatics applications, e.g. sequence similarity,   multiple sequence alignment
- Software Development: At least 4 years experience developing scientific applications
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Proven ability to operate in an independent manner.
- Knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and computational sciences

PREFERENCES:
- Biological training a plus.

COMPENSATION:
Salary commensurate with experience.

At Pfizer, we've long recognized that our colleagues are our most important asset. We value our colleagues, recognize their talent, encourage their growth and reward their performance. It's a terrific environment that enables people to contribute, to do their best, and to achieve their potential.

Throughout our history, a legacy of caring for others has been at the heart of everything we do at Pfizer. This commitment is no less important when it comes to our employees.

When you choose a Pfizer career, we provide the resources to help you develop and succeed both in your career and your personal life. One way we can achieve this is through our comprehensive benefits program, which offers employees and their eligible dependents the variety and flexibility to help address their needs at different stages in life.

HOW TO APPLY: 
Please copy and paste the following URL into your browser address bar:
http://posttrak.arbita.net/cgi-bin/PostTrak.cgi?RefCode=R6871477508962

DEADLINE: October 22, 2010

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