Senior Scientist, Upstream, BioProcess R&D

Andover, Massachusetts
April 27 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Senior Scientist
The Bioprocess R&D organization at Pfizer is responsible for developing robust and scalable manufacturing processes for biological modalities, such as monoclonal antibodies, multi-specifics, vaccines, and AAV-based gene therapy products. We support the clinical development of drug candidates from IND to BLA. Currently we have an exciting open position in the Upstream Process Development group in Andover, MA. If you are a highly motivated and creative scientist, we would like to invite you to join a group of innovative, dedicated, and passionate scientists who share the same mission: deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives.

  • Technical leader responsible for the successful development, characterization and transfer of state-of-the-art manufacturing processes of mammalian cell cultures.
  • Develops creative and pragmatic solutions to technical and operational challenges.
  • Establishes and drives impactful innovation programs that are aligned with business drivers and regulatory paradigms to enhance manufacturing technologies and work processes.
  • Contributes to regulatory submissions and query responses; presents data and strategy in appropriate internal and external venues (technical meetings, project team meetings, and conferences, etc.); authors technical reports, patent applications, and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrates positive leadership qualities, mentors junior scientists, and fosters a collaborative team environment; embraces and lives Pfizer values: Courage, Excellence, Equity, and Joy.

  • PhD with0-3 years of experience, Master's with 5-7 years of experience, or Bachelor's degree with 7-9 years of experience in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or Life Sciences related field, with relevant industry experience in cell culture process development.
  • Experience with successful process development, tech transfer and process scale-up to GLP/GMP manufacturing is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results and lead innovation and change.
  • Organized, self-starter, and capable of working both independently and collaboratively; adept at working in a fast-paced matrix environment with shifting priorities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills as well as analytical and computer proficiencies.

  • Expertise in at least one of the following areas is preferred: cell metabolism, media development, advanced bioreactor controls, and PAT technologies.
  • Proficient in statistical experimental design and analysis of complex multi-variate dataset.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 10, 2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Package: YES
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES


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