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Pfizer launches new research centre

20 Nov 2008

Pfizer launches new research centre Pharmaceutical firm Pfizer has opened a new stem cell research centre – news which may be of interest to qualified scientists looking for graduate jobs in London and the surrounding area.

Despite a plethora of closures in the sector as a result of the ongoing economic downturn, Pfizer Regerative Medicine will provide 70 new jobs in Cambridge.

The laboratory will look into the development of new treatments for conditions such as diabetes and neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Pfizer's new facility UK will have a sister site in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and will be headed up by Dr Ruth McKerman, who believes that stem cell research is one of the most promising areas under the microscope in modern science.

Rod MacKenzie, head of worldwide research at Pfizer, said: "Pfizer Regenerative Medicine represents a great opportunity to focus world-class research in a field that holds considerable promise for biomedical science."

Pfizer is the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical firm and was founded in 1849.

People looking for graduate jobs and graduate recruitment schemes may like to know that Pfizer employs more than 84,000 colleagues in 90 countries around the world.

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