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Pfizer Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Support projects across all Research Units that require the knowledge and application of imaging.

  • Serve as a member of a team of imaging scientists that work together to support the needs of the portfolio (both clinically and preclinically) and are aligned with the overall imaging strategy of the organization.

  • Work across all phases of development and therapeutic areas to develop imaging biomarkers to ensure they are robust and suitable for quantitative decision making in innovative drug discovery.


Identify opportunities for preclinical imaging biomarkers to address knowledge gaps within teams and advance the portfolio:

  • Advise teams on relevant emerging or established imaging endpoints, with a primary focus on MRI- based endpoints

  • Manage execution of preclinical imaging studies with external academic and industrial partners

Guide implementation of imaging in clinical trials:

  • Advise on appropriate imaging biomarkers and endpoints

  • Provide input on study protocols and imaging-specific trial documents

  • Assist in selection of imaging core labs and external imaging collaborators

  • Provide oversight of image-related trial conduct and imaging deliverables

  • Maintain cutting-edge knowledge of the imaging field:

  • Stay current with major advances and emerging trends, focusing on the MRI/MRS field

  • Maintain excellent links with academic teams worldwide

  • Educate research and clinical teams on the values and limitations of imaging biomarkers

  • Work across other biomarker teams within the Translational Clinical Sciences-Biomeasures, Endpoints, and Study Technologies organization to develop holistic and impactful biomarker plans


  • PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Biomedical Engineering or a relevant discipline

  • Minimum 4 years of related MRI experience in a pharmaceutical environment or MRI industry

  • Post-graduate studies focusing on MRI

  • Deep knowledge of the magnetic resonance physics and signal processing

  • Experience with design and implementation of interventional clinical imaging trials.

  • Experience in at least one of the following disease areas: Metabolic, Inflammatory, Cardiovascular, or Oncology

  • Experience with preclinical science and preclinical imaging data and translating that information into the clinic.

  • Experience developing and expanding networks with key opinion leaders in the imaging field.

  • Strong communication skills-verbal, written and presentation


  • Experience applying techniques across multiple therapeutic areas

  • Basic science knowledge of preclinical and clinical imaging in one of the following modalities: CT, X-ray, or ultrasound

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.


  • Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time

  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment (e.g.,. computers, phones)

Relocation support available

Work Location Assignment:On Premise

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $131,200.00 to $218,600.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's 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 life's 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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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. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.