Postdoctoral Program

At Pfizer, everything we do is focused on helping people to live healthier, longer lives. That means taking on some of the greatest healthcare challenges facing the world today. To do that, we need to hire – and develop – the very best talent. Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development (R&D) postdoctoral training program provides a unique opportunity to pursue ground-breaking research in the areas of disease biology, drug delivery and mechanisms of action and computational efforts supporting these areas.

In the program, you’ll enhance your research and career training in a culture committed to translating basic scientific research into impactful medicines for patients of all ages and geographies. You can pursue your training at a number of the company’s Worldwide R&D campuses. Examples of research areas, units, and disciplines include:

  • Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (fostering Pfizer partnerships with academic labs in multiple disease areas) 
  • Comparative medicine
  • Computational chemistry, biology and biomedicine
  • Data science
  • Drug safety
  • Early clinical development (clinical research, human biology, quantitative medicine)
  • Human genetics 
  • Inflammation & immunology 
  • Medicinal Sciences

    • Biotherapeutics technologies (protein engineering, structural biology) 
    • Medicinal chemistry 
    • Pharmaceutical sciences
    • Pharmacokinetics, dynamics & metabolism
  • Metabolic Disease & Cardiovascular Risk 
  • Neuroscience & Pain
  • Oncology 
  • Rare disease
  • Vaccines

At Pfizer, we believe in a better future. Our postdoctoral training program is specifically designed to give you a strong research foundation, and to help you lead tomorrow’s innovative new biological therapies for major human diseases. Fellowship support is offered for up to four years. We place a strong emphasis on publications, attendance at major international meetings, and career-building activities that will facilitate your transition to a career in either academia or the pharmaceutical industry.

Pfizer Worldwide R&D’s Annual Postdoc Symposium is a highlight of our training program, bringing together the community of trainees from all of Pfizer’s R&D locations for scientific presentations by our trainees, as well as internal and external researchers. Career-building activities are also a focal point of the symposium. Our program’s core mission is to match high-quality trainees with outstanding mentors and promising research projects in a setting that places a premium on your preparation for the next stage of your career.