Senior Associate Scientist, Analytical R&D

Chesterfield, Missouri
January 07 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 qualified candidate will join the Analytical R&D organization and contribute to the development of biological therapeutic candidates through innovation and delivery of cutting edge analytical testing. The qualified candidate will primarily perform laboratory activities and data generation and review as a part of an organization that focuses on method validation and transfer of analytical methods and technologies for biological therapeutics.

The group is responsible for the validation and late-stage analytical lifecycle management of quality controlled methods as they are established in commercial manufacturing sites. Qualified candidates will deliver results in a fast paced matrix-oriented setting, and be a contributor to method validations and transfers. The role is in support of products and process development for biotherapeutics and vaccines, including antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, and therapeutic proteins, in late-stage clinical development.


Candidate should have a good foundation of laboratory operations and scientific principles. They will be involved in laboratory execution of protocols, data generation, analysis, and review for method validation activities to support process qualification and commercial launch.

The candidate is responsible for becoming proficient in a breadth of bioassay methods including PCR, ELISA and other relevant assays applied to the QC testing of biotherapeutics and vaccines. The colleague must be able to interact effectively with peers and leaders as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The candidate must thrive in a fast-paced matrixed environment. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask and effective interpersonal and communication skills are required. Documentation of analytical results in regulated systems is required.

  • B.S. Degree in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biology immunology, molecular biology, or related field is required.
  • 1-4 years of experience in Laboratory experience in a variety of analytical laboratory techniques is required.
  • Ability to follow established procedures independently is required.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment (e.g. GLP, cGMP) is required.

  • M.S. Degree in above, plus coursework in quantitative analysis, statistical analysis, biochemistry and 0-2 years of experience is preferred.
  • Some knowledge or experience with method validations and method transfers to commercial manufacturing receiving labs.
  • Excellent documentation skills.
  • Self-motivated and highly effective in a team-based environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in analysis of large molecules.
  • Experience with laboratory data systems such as Laboratory Information Management Systems.

  • Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking, ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis

  • Occasional work-related travel may be needed.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: January 13, 2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Package: YES
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES


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