Pfizer Preclinical Research Project Lead in Cambridge, Massachusetts

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description

Leads team(s) progressing projects from inception to the clinic (FIH)Accountable for making appropriate, nimble scientific & investment decisions for projectsProvides strong cross-line leadership to deliver the RU strategy whose science has been endorsed (by internal governance) and for which discrete spend has been approved by the CSO (and/or RU Leadership team)Ensures smooth handover of projects to clinical project lead


Leads each project in accord with the ethos & urgency of the I&I unit (eg invites scientific peer review, addresses CIR/CIS as appropriate, ensures the project delivers molecules that survive, maximizes competitiveness, minimizes cost-to-know, maximizes value) *Accountable for definition of a high quality project plan and delivery of high quality project milestones on schedule and budget *Provides strong scientific leadership, balancing pragmatism and innovation consistent with the Research strategy.Recommends and enacts the right level of early project investment at risk (particularly DSRD, Pharm Sci and clinical) to enable smooth progression to the clinic for the "right" projects Partners with lines to prioritize and resolve resourcing issues in constrained areas *Contributes to RPL community through sharing best-practice and may mentor and coach other RPLs as requiredCreates, leads and delivers continuous improvement of the Research process and improves productivity within each phase*Creates and leads a motivated, committed and engaged project team. Models and expects effective team behavior to achieve the project goals


Doctoral level degree or equivalent with at least 10 years industry experienceProven track record of project advancement and delivery in the pharmaceutical industryExperience in small molecule and biologic therapeutic modalitiesStrong working knowledge of medical practice, diseases and biology relevant to the TAExperience of providing scientific leadership for projects in the pharmaceutical industry via a range of appropriate delivery routesRecord of delivery of discipline-relevant data in support of novel targets and programs that have advanced towards the clinicDemonstrated innovation and the ability to apply knowledge, techniques and skills to identify new drug targetsAcknowledged internally and externally as a scientific leader in the Biology discipline of the team

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.

Preclinical Research Project Lead Cambridge, Massachusetts 1043924-1852