Associate Scientist Analytical R&D

Andover, Massachusetts
April 13 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.

What You Will Achieve

As an Associate Scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you'll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. You will perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of organic, inorganic compounds, or biologics. This will help you determine chemical and physical properties during chemical syntheses, fermentation or drug product development process by verifying their identity, purity, and homogeneity.

Your strong foundation in general scientific practice, its principles and concepts will help in meeting critical deadlines. You will be relied on as a technical contributor to assess the assigned tasks and make decisions that involve direct application of your knowledge.

It is your focus and commitment that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

    The qualified candidate will join the Analytical R&D organization and contribute to the development of biological therapeutic candidates. Within Analytical R&D, the candidate will join the Mass Spectrometry and Biophysical Characterization group. The qualified candidate will be responsible for implementing methods of analysis for the detailed characterization of proteins, peptides, vaccines, and oligosaccharides.
    The candidate will be responsible for utilizing the following techniques to confirm the intended structure of drug candidates: mass spectrometry, chromatography and proteolytic mapping. The characterization of product modifications is also a key element of the position, including determining the site(s) of modification in the protein, and then confirming the modifications by orthogonal methods. The above skills will be applied to a large platform of projects in all stages of development.
  • Bachelor's Degree in analytical biochemistry, chemistry or biochemistry.
  • Prior experience with chromatographic or spectroscopic methods for the detailed structural characterization of proteins, vaccines, peptides, or oligosaccharides is highly beneficial.
  • Attention to detail, in terms of experimental setup, data analysis, and electronic notebook/report writing, is another important characteristic that the candidate must exercise on a daily basis in order to be successful.
  • In addition to good communication and writing skills, the applicant should also be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-based, fast-paced environment.
  • Previous employment or internships in the pharmaceutical industry would be highly beneficial.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

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.

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