Pfizer

Senior Associate Scientist, Upstream Process Development

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Chesterfield, Missouri
Salary
Competitive
Posted
February 25 2021
Ref
4805928
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
A Senior Associate Scientist (R2) position is available in the Upstream Process Development group of Bioprocess R&D in Chesterfield, MO. We're seeking a passionate and creative individual to join a dynamic team of scientists and engineers focused on developing robust, scalable, and high productivity cell culture processes for the manufacture of biological therapeutics for early- and late-phase clinical programs. The work will also involve working with pilot scale, commercial and clinical production facilities to ensure accurate technology transfer and successful large-scale production. You may also be involved in cutting edge technology development projects that seek to discover broadly applicable methods to intensify microbial/ mammalian cell culture or cell free systems.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, plan and execute fermentation/ cell culture experiments in shake flasks, bench-top bioreactors, and other appropriate scale-down equipment in the development laboratory.
  • Ensures timely, effective, and high-quality documentation in electronic laboratory notebooks and internal technical reports.
  • Communicate results and findings to stake-holders on a regular basis; presents data/strategy to colleagues and management in internal and external venues (technical meetings, project team meetings, and conferences, etc.) as appropriate.
  • Assist in or lead the technology transfer of manufacturing processes to pilot, clinical, and commercial facilities.
  • Provide support and troubleshoot during manufacturing campaigns as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues both within the group and cross-functionally; contribute to maintaining and improving upon our safe, effective and efficient lab operations.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • BS/BA with 2-4 years of experience, or MS with 0-2 years of experience in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, or other related disciplines.
  • Relevant research experience in a laboratory setting is required.
  • Ability to grasp scientific concepts, interpret complex data, and formulate new hypothesis.
  • Requires competency in aseptic laboratory technique and the ability to design and carry out complex experiments and interpret data.
  • Requires demonstrated effectiveness in collaborative projects, and ability to communicate effectively with scientists and management in a highly matrixed organization.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Practical knowledge and/or experience with microbial/mammalian cell culture metabolism, scale up, GLP/GMP practices, and technology transfers to pilot/commercial sites.
  • Team oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Well organized and great attention to detail.


Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: March 3, 2021
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES


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