Associate Scientist, Analytical R&D (non PhD)

Chesterfield, Missouri
April 18 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. 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, mRNAs, 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, spectroscopy 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
  • 0-3 years of work experience in analytical biochemistry, chemistry or biochemistry
  • Hands on experience or working knowledge in Pharmaceutical industry in handling of analytical instruments


  • Prior experience with chromatographic or spectroscopic methods for the detailed structural characterization of proteins, vaccines, peptides, or oligosaccharides is highly beneficial
  • Knowledge of drug development process for progression of biological incumbents
  • Good documentation skills with high attention to detail, strong organizational skills, team oriented, effective interpersonal and communication skills

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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.

Research and Development

Similar jobs

Similar jobs