— – **Pfizer UK Undergraduate Programme 2020/2021**

**Clinical Scientist Undergraduate**

Vaccine Medical Development, Scientific / Clinical Affairs (MDSCA)

Clinical Affairs

**Department Overview**

The Vaccine Medical Development, Scientific / Clinical Affairs Global Team has staff located in the US and Europe and supports the clinical development of Vaccine’s across the globe, with a strong focus on epidemiological research of disease burden and vaccine impact.

The Clinical Scientist provides medical, scientific and clinical study and project support for multiple, global, Phase 4 vaccine clinical and epidemiology studies in a clinical program.

The position will be based in our office in Hurley (near Maidenhead), UK, co-located with our Vaccine Research Unit team and managed by a Clinical Scientist Lead in the MDSCA group. We are a busy, collaborative and friendly group that deals with a variety of activities to support the Pfizer business with the patients need being at the heart of everything we do.

**What can I achieve and what will I be responsible for whilst completing a placement at Pfizer?**

The MDSCA group will provide an insight into the requirements for developing a Vaccine, the epidemiological studies needed to determine disease burden, vaccine effectiveness and health economic outcomes and an opportunity to work with experienced clinical research professionals. Through working in a busy clinical environment you can look forward to developing clinical research knowledge, business skills and being a valued team player. These skills will include understanding clinical and compliance requirements and multi-tasking through working on a variety of Vaccine programs. You will also work in global cross functional teams.

Pfizer also offers a diverse environment which allows employees numerous opportunities to grow and develop. It is also a fantastic way to obtain a better understanding of the role that clinical research plays in the pharma industry and the type of roles it has to offer.

Opportunities with this role will include:

+ Gaining clinical expertise that will include;

+ Knowledge of how to develop a clinical protocol as part of the overall clinical program for licensed and new Vaccines.

+ Hands on experience of developing informed consent documents and case report forms

+ Coordinating the procurement and shipping of study related supplies

+ Insight into the ethical and regulatory environment and requirements for approving vaccine clinical research in different countries

+ How to perform clinical data review and interpretation of clinical data

+ How to effectively provide clinical and operational oversight of a clinical study, including study set up activity tracking, enrolment tracking, site and laboratory co-monitoring

+ Understand the importance of monitoring Vaccine safety and the well-being of study participants.

+ Working with key opinion leaders with expertise in epidemiological and health outcomes research, with emphasis on a new program of studies within the Centers of Excellence Network that is being set up in Europe – some travel will be involved.

+ Special small projects to improve how MDSCA functions

+ Meeting administration including setting agenda, setting meetings and minute taking

+ Building personal expertise through support of MDSCA Vaccine clinical programs.

•Understanding Good Clinical Practice (GCP) by adhering to the relevant procedures and practices to ensure GCP is maintained.

**What other opportunities and benefits do Pfizer offer?**

• Training and development needs to ensure a broadening skill and knowledge base and to maximise/optimise career development and contribution to the business.

• Cross-functional working with colleagues and key stakeholders to support global Vaccine Clinical research. Opportunities to interact face-to-face and virtually with Pfizer colleagues around the world.

• Development of specific Vaccine product and therapeutic knowledge.

• Opportunities to work on STEM related activities with local schools that the Hurley team support

**When can I start?**

Placements will start on 1st September 2020 and will run for 12 months.

**PERSON SPECIFICATION**

Type of person we are looking for, in relation to ‘ **Skills** ‘, ‘ **Knowledge** ‘ and ‘ **Motivation** ‘:

+ On target for a 2:1 Degree Classification preferably in Life sciences, Epidemiology or Health economics

+ Fluent in speaking and writing in English is essential

+ Eligibility to work unrestricted in the UK on a full time basis

+ Strong communication skills and self confidence

+ Attention to detail

+ Open minded and willing to learn and grow, with the ability to learn fast and push yourself to be the best

+ Able and willing to travel

**Please note that we only accept application forms. Please do not send over your CV or cover letter as they will not be considered.**

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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