Analytical Workflow Integration Lead

Groton, Connecticut
January 06 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Why Patients Need You

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.


The ARD Workflow Integration Lead will serve as a point of contact for the department effort to automate data generation, processing and interpretation consistent with global ARD and Pharm Sci strategies. Colleagues across ARD routinely generate a vast amount of rich scientific data from key lab instruments, process analytics and techniques (e.g. Chromatography, FTIR, NIR, NMR, Mass Spec). Significant effort is then spent in managing and curating this data before it can be analyzed for real time decisions or injested into the cloud for further processing. This role will network with System Owners and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from various lines and teams to understand business needs and collaborate closely with colleagues to leverage and/or develop appropriate solutions consistent with PSSM strategies. The colleague will support and drive strategic line-based initiatives to automate data capture and analysis (e.g. Mirabilis, Drug Degradation, ACD Labs and HTS dataflows).

  • Champion analytical digitization efforts across the ARD Groton spectrum of activities including laboratory workflows, online analytical integration into processes etc.
  • Work with ARD Digital Lab Lead and ARD Online lead to develop and implement digital workflows.
  • Coordinate and operate via matrix teams in collaboration with partner lines to deliver agreed workflow activities
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills are critical.
  • Be the Groton ARD point of contact for laboratory workflow automation/digitization
  • Effective project management skills
  • Document, prioritize and implement strategies to support changing ARD workflow needs
  • Work with line SMEs to define workflow needs
  • Exploit existing infrastructure footprint (e.g. Cloud, High Performance Computing, CDS, eLN, LIMS, Networking) to support workflow connectivity
  • Interface effectively with external vendors (e.g. Biovia, Labware) across the digital spectrum and maintain effective relationships.

  • Graduate or advanced degree in analytical chemistry, computer science, engineering or similar field of study
  • 10+ years of experience with a BS degree
  • Experience in one or more of: computer systems validation and cGMP, Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and GAMP
  • Contemporary knowledge of software and frameworks (e.g. Python, .NET, Java, SQL, Process Pulse etc.) and modeling techniques.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment; with the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse audience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • 7+ years of experience with a MS degree
  • Experience working in various hardware and software platforms (High Performance Computing, Cloud etc.)
  • Experience with simple and complex sensors and instruments.
  • Familiarity with pharmaceutical research and development processes and technologies especially analytical chemistry.
  • Ability to sit or stand in meeting rooms for up to 4-8 hours for business meetings and workshops

- Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes
- Additional Location Information: Groton, CT
- Eligible for Relocation Package


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