Senior Scientist, Analytical Development
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: April 8, 2021
Senior Scientist, Analytical Development Pfizer's purpose is to
deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Research and
Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer's purpose as we
work to translate advanced science and technologies into the
therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the
discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting
clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process
development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class
medicines to patients around the world. What You Will Achieve As a
Senior Scientist, you will be Independently performs all analytical
assignments. Able to troubleshoot all analytical methods and
instrumentation.-- Routinely designs complex experiments that lead
to a fundamental understanding of generic drug's stability
characteristics as a function of the designated drug delivery
system. Makes routine use of scientific literature. Has a strong
understanding of GLP and GMP principals. Strong understanding of
the disciplines beyond chemistry and pharmaceutics that play into
drug development, including IP protection, regulatory strategy,
process technology, digital advancements, etc. Your creativity in
developing novel processes and new ideas will be used frequently.
You will undertake mentoring activities to guide team members. It
is your innovative scientific temperament that will help in making
Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the
globe. How You Will Achieve It
- Has expert knowledge of multiple analytical techniques and
instrumentation and independently plans analytical/process
development experiments and activities to meet established project
goals and timelines.
- Leads/participates in key initiatives to enhance digital
capabilities within the drug development process.
- Independently develops analytical methods or techniques.
- Independently performs method qualification, verification
and/or validation activities.
- Responsible for independently producing protocols and reports
for analytical method development, stability or formulation/process
development reports, and raw material/control/procedural monographs
- Responsible for providing feedback or critique to more junior
- Tutors/ trains other group members on using and troubleshooting
all analytical methods and instrumentation.
- Routinely designs complex experiments that lead to a
fundamental understanding of drug's stability characteristics as a
function of the designated drug delivery system.
- Interacts with peers outside of the department in a
multi-faceted team approach to drug development.
- Makes routine use of scientific literature. Has a good
understanding of the disciplines beyond chemistry and pharmaceutics
that also play into drug development including IP protection,
regulatory strategy, process technology, etc.
- Represents the department at internal and external
- Directly or through others, leads and supports analytical for
complex drug product projects from concept up to
- Leads and supports method transfers to internal and external
- Work directly with parties beyond Parenteral Center of
Excellence (PCOE) including but not limited to 3rd party analytical
labs, CMOs, and involvement with other divisions of Pfizer. Basic
- PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutics, chemical
engineering or similar technical discipline and at least 2 years of
injectable product development experience is required.ORM.S. in
Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field and
at least 5 years of injectable product development experience. OR
- BS in Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related
field and at least 10 years of injectable product development
- Written and oral communication skills and the use of MS Office
(Word, Excel) are required. High proficiency in advanced digital
tools and technology. Preferred Qualifications
- cGMP laboratory experience is highly preferred.
- Analytical experience with complex sterile injectable drug
products including peptides, liposomes, emulsions, suspensions,
solutions, and/or lyophilized drug products is desirable.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS This position involves frequent work
within an analytical testing lab, in the presence of chemicals,
with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Occasional
work within a potent compound analytical laboratory - using
isolator or other safety technology NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE,
TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Expected travel 5 -10% Other Job
Details: Eligible for Employee Referral: YES Eligible for
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pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed
physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the
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Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting
expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or
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regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your
Talent Acquisition representative. 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. Research and Development#LI-PFE Pfizer careers
are like no other. In our culture of individual ownership, we
believe in our ability to improve future healthcare, and potential
to transform millions of lives. We're looking for new talent to
join our global community, to unearth new innovative therapies that
make the world a healthier place.
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