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Pfizer -Senior Scientist – Microscopy Histology
Incyte – Postdoctoral Fellow – Pharmaceutical approaches to target GvHD

Pfizer – Senior Scientist – Microscopy Histology
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts


We are seeking a highly motivated and accomplished research scientist to join the Optical Microscopy Technology Center in Cambridge, MA. The primary responsibility of the scientist will be to innovate and to carry out discovery research studies that enable spatially-resolved genomics, transcriptomics and multiplexed immunofluorescent characterization of biological samples. The candidate will work closely with biologists and computational scientists to develop and implement state-of-the-art wet-bench methodologies, from in vivo models to primary tissues, in order to enable downstream processing, analysis and visualization of spatially-resolved datasets. The following critical attributes and skillsets are strongly desired:

  • An innovative thinker, self-motivated, capable of taking initiatives and working independently as well as in the team setting, and goal-oriented applying a wide range of wet-bench and histology-based techniques, such as IHC, multiplex-IF, and ISH/smFISH with proven capability of attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated track record in contemporary histology practices across a range of disease model systems, experience with molecular biology techniques related to in situ hybridization probe design and their application strongly preferred.

The candidate will also work in close collaboration with the NGS Technology Center to plan and coordinate experiments for examining tissues for cutting-edge spatial genomics/transcriptomics. They should be open-minded with a positive attitude, capable of operating in a dynamic environment, and possess strong communication skills as demonstrated by presentations and publications


  • Reports to the Optical Microscopy Technology Center Lab Head within the Internal Medicine Research Unit of Pfizer Worldwide Research, Development and Medical.
  • Make key contributions towards building the spatially resolved omics platform as an important component of the deep phenotyping initiative.
  • Design and perform histological techniques for spatial transcriptomics and participate in its experimental design supporting various programs.
  • Implement wet-bench and histology end-point based method developments to expand this capability across diverse, in vivo model systems and primary tissues.
  • Develop optimization conditions and SOPs for spatial transcriptomics tissue samples.
  • Interface with venders of tissue-providing reagents/kits applicable for spatial transcriptomic and other multiplexed labelled samples.
  • Effectively organize and communicate processes, experimental results, and fit for purpose endpoints with biologist, computational biologists and related colleagues in both oral and written formats.
  • Maintain, track, and present in both written and oral form scientific research and developments in spatial transcriptomics and contribute/participate in peer-reviewed manuscript submissions to scientific journals.
  • Analyze, document and report high-quality laboratory data in accordance with company standards and procedures.


  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell or Molecular Biology, or a related field required with 3+ years of relevant experiences utilizing innovative disease model systems to solve biological problems, preferably in a pharmaceutical/biotech setting or comparable context in academia.
  • Working experience in contemporary histology methods and preparations from diverse disease model systems and/or primary tissues is required.
  • Working knowledge of in situ hybridization probe design and related methods and multiplex antibody labelling applied to tissues preferred.
  • Working knowledge of scRNASeq and NGS related data types preferred.
  • Note: A subset of listed technical skills are strongly desired.

Other Job Details:

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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Research and Development

Incyte – Postdoctoral Fellow – Pharmaceutical approaches to target GvHD
Inflammation & Autoimmunity
Location: Incyte Corporate Headquarters, Wilmington, Delaware

Incyte is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel medicines to meet serious unmet medical needs in oncology and inflammation and autoimmunity. Incyte is committed to the rigorous pursuit of research and development excellence to improve the lives of patients, make a difference in health care, and build sustainable value. The Company strives to discover and develop first-in-class and best-in-class medicines-advancing a diverse portfolio of large and small molecules.

Postdoctoral Fellow – Pharmaceutical approaches to target GvHD

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Incyte Postdoctoral research program. The successful candidate will work in a highly interactive organization and be part of the Inflammation and Autoimmunity (IAI) team working with a broader cross-functional team of dedicated scientists to study the potential of targeting novel pathways as a therapy against GvHD using pre-clinical models and clinical samples.

The candidate will be strongly encouraged to attend and present the results of the research at major (inter)national conferences and to publish in high impact peer-review journals. He/she will have the opportunity to collaborate with various group across the discovery organization (including pharmacology, antibody therapeutics and translational sciences) and gain insights in the drug discovery and development process.

The position is for a 2 year contract, with the possibility for extension for an additional year.


  • Strong scientific background with a Ph.D. and up to 2 years of post-doctoral experience associated with a demonstrated track record of performing excellent science.
  • A strong immunology background is required, with previous GvHD and/or autoimmunity strongly preferred.
  • Ability to independently design, execute and interpret research. Working knowledge of flow cytometry, animal models, proteomics and in vitro/ex vivo cell based assay is required.
  • The candidate will need to be a dynamic and innovative scientist possessing:
    • the ability to balance execution of multiple tasks to accomplish predefine goals
    • a high level of emotional intelligence and willingness to work closely and collaboratively with other functional groups both internal and external to the company
    • exceptional verbal and written communication skills

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