Postdoctoral Program

Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development (R&D) sponsors a postdoctoral training program that 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, as well as the engineering of novel therapeutic proteins, vaccines, and nucleic acids. Trainees pursue their research and career training in a culture steeped in the translation of basic science discovery into difference-making medicines for patients of all ages and geographies. Postdocs can pursue their training at a number of the company’s Worldwide R&D campuses around the globe. Examples of research areas, units, and disciplines include:

  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases
  • Centers for Therapeutic Innovation
  • Clinical research
  • Comparative medicine
  • Computational biology and biomedicine
  • Drug safety R&D
  • Bio therapeutics technologies
  • Human genetics
  • Inflammation & immunology
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Neuroscience & Pain
  • Oncology R&D
  • Pharmaceutical sciences
  • Pharmacokinetics, dynamics & metabolism
  • Rare disease
  • Vaccine R&D

Our postdoctoral training program is designed to provide a strong research foundation that will lead to 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 the trainee’s 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 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 the preparation of our trainees for the next stage of their careers.

Oncology Postdoc Program

The Oncology Research and Development (ORD) Group sponsors a postdoctoral training program that provides a unique opportunity for promising scientists to pursue groundbreaking research in cancer biology and inform the next generation of therapeutics. Trainees pursue their research and career development in an organization dedicated to translating basic research into impactful medicines.