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Pfizer Chief of Staff, Internal Medicine Research Unit in Cambridge, Massachusetts



Reporting to the IMRU Chief Scientific Officer, the Chief of Staff is a key member of the IMRU Leadership Team and is responsible for driving day-to-day operational support for the CSO, including the CSO's key interactions and meetings.. He/she operates as a senior level advisor and strategic sounding board to the CSO across a breadth of strategic, operational and communications initiatives/activities, deliverables and special projects. The COS also supports initiatives related to continuous improvement of IMRU culture and colleague engagement and will lead IMRU Administrative and Business Operations staff .


  • Drive day-to-day business and operational support for the CSO's key interactions and meetings to enhance organizational efficiency with key partners and stakeholders.

  • Member of IMRU LT with responsibilities for planning, meeting coordination, agenda management, minutes, action tracking and close out of key complex meetings for CSO. Manage and oversee end-to-end planning of IMRU LT and Extended LT meetings

  • Interface with and engage key stakeholders (e.g., WRDM-LT members, WRDM-LT Chiefs of Staff and other WRDM members, IMRU LT) to manage and coordinate operational and planning needs on behalf of the CSO.

  • Participate in / lead selected planning efforts & initiatives in partnership with the Head of Portfolio & Strategy to facilitate alignment, coordination and implementation of IMRU internal and external strategy, priorities and related communications.

  • Support ideation and coordination of IMRU semester goals and partner with IMRU LT to advance goals.

  • Represent the CSO and IMRU organization throughout the WRDM enterprise, on WRDM committees and other corporate-wide committees as appropriate. .

  • Ensure requests for action and information from WRDM leadership, Pfizer headquarters and external constituents are furnished in a timely, coordinated manner; effectively manage all correspondence and communications involving both routine and complex matters.

  • Partnering with Finance, is responsible for managing the IMRU Operating Expense budget.

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  • Manage and track commitments by the CSO; execute follow-up activities as appropriate to ensure IMRU LT and staff implementation.

  • Manages and executes critical meetings, events, commitments and communications to ensure input is provided, stakeholders are informed, and successful outcomes are achieved.

  • Help address and coordinate requests from various Pfizer stakeholders, e.g, WRDM LT, RU members, GPD members, etc.

  • Manage and oversee, in partnership with Head of Portfolio & Strategy, select IMRU-related activities (e.g., TASAP, ResCo, STC, LT offsites, site visits, Townhalls)

  • Support planning and management of internal and external communications needs of the CSO (for example: Town Halls, site visits, external appearances, press releases, media coverage, etc.).

  • Support robust communications with Pfizer senior and executive leaders, leadership teams and external contacts.

  • Partner with HR to design and lead various development opportunities for groups, teams, and individuals

  • Provide advice and guidance to the CSO pertaining to internal events as well as the external environment. Be an objective sounding board.



  • Bachelors degree (advanced degree a plus e.g. MBA, etc.);

  • 8-10 years of experience in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical Industry or equivalent


  • R&D Operational and Business Line knowledge/experience a plus

  • Experience with providing executive level support, and development of business and visibility platforms for senior executives.

  • The successful candidate will be a well-organized, creative, independent, self-motivated individual with exceptional written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrate Pfizer business and scientific acumen; strong project management and multi-tasking skills; ability to respond to tight timelines; proven capability to interact with all levels of the organization in a professional and discreet manner.

  • Robust understanding of biopharmaceutical industry, R&D processes, and the external and internal business environment

  • Familiarity with the Pfizer organization (or other relevant organization), particularly R&D/Business Units/Enabling Functions

  • Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the pharmaceutical/biotech business and R&D/clinical environment with experience from early discovery through clinical development of therapeutic candidates.

  • Proven ability in managing day-to-day Planning and Communication activities

  • Experienced in communicating and interacting with senior internal and external stakeholders

  • Strong interpersonal skills, organizational maturity and ability to develop a network of trusted relationships with peers and other stakeholders

  • Possess a high energy level, sense of urgency, creativity, decisiveness, ability to work hard and well under pressure

  • Demonstrated ability to influence without hierarchy across the organization

  • Ability to work effectively across interfaces and to navigate a complex matrixed organization.


  • Reports to the Chief Scientific OfficerIMRU

  • Partners with the IMRU LT

  • Partners with the WRDM CoS and CoS of WRDLT Members

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

Other Job Details:

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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