Associate Director, Bacterial Vaccines and Technology



In a highly matrixed environment, you will support end-to-end vaccine research and development from exploratory discovery to post-market commitments. Your responsibilities will include contribution to and oversight of discovery and development activities, and interfacing with other functions as the representative of bacterial vaccine research and development for one or more programs. You will work closely with functional leadership to develop and execute strategies for one or more vaccine development and/or asset life-cycle management programs.


Represent Research Unit in supporting Medical Affairs, Regulatory, and commercial commitments

Design and develop new assays to support early stage programs

Lead research activities and meetings

Co-author and manage research publications

Lead and develop a team


PhD or PharmD in Immunology, Vaccinology, Cell Biology or related discipline and a minimum of 4 years related vaccine development experience in industry OR

MS in Immunology, Vaccinology, Cell Biology or related discipline and a minimum of 7 years vaccine development experience in industry

Minimum three (3) years experience leading a team

Strong communication skills-written, verbal and presentation

Experience working in a complex matrix organization

Experience working with internal and external collaborators/contracted organizations


Experience with:

Vaccine development against bacterial/viral pathogens,

Pre-clinical assay development,

Qualification and validation of assays for clinical trials,

Clinical trial design

Data interpretation

Publication of regulatory documents, abstracts and scientific manuscripts

Experience working with regulatory authorities

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.


Occasional weekend and evening work to meet critical business timelines.

Occasional travel (5%) to scientific meetings, to other Pfizer sites, to CROs

Relocation support available

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $131,200.00 to $212,200.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizers Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 17.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of lifes moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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