Pfizer

Senior Scientist, Analytical R&D

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Chesterfield, Missouri
Salary
Competitive
Posted
June 04 2021
Ref
4814992
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
Job Type
Senior Scientist
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. As a member of the Pfizer team, you will apply cutting edge analytical design and development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

ROLE SUMMARY

The qualified candidate will join the Analytical Research and Development (ARD) organization to enable development of biotherapeutics in Chesterfield, MO. Within ARD, the candidate will join the Project Progression & Biochemistry Group focused on monoclonal antibodies, oligonucleotides, vaccines, and other biological modalities. This group develops analytical methodologies and strategies needed to progress biotherapeutic products in the pipeline; this includes method development, process support, formulation and stability support, product characterization, method qualification, method validation and method transfer. The candidate will be working in a breadth of analytical methodologies including HPLC and CE and applying these methods to a broad range of biotherapeutics. The candidate must be able to interact effectively with multi-disciplinary project teams. In addition, the candidate is expected to provide data interpretation for their teams and customers, and revise/review/author test methods, technical reports, and regulatory filings. The above skills will be applied to a large platform of projects in all stages of development.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Technical Leader: provide technical leadership in the characterization of biotherapeutics.
  • Project Leadership: potentially serve as an ARD Project Lead and lead Analytical sub teams across ARD.
  • Coach and mentor junior colleagues.
  • Responsible for building key analytical strategies and the development, validation, and transfer of assays for release and characterization of biotherapeutics.
  • Writing and reviewing technical reports, SOPs, validation reports, and regulatory documents (e.g., INDs, BLAs and queries).


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ph.D. (0-3 years) or MS (>7 years) in analytical or biophysical chemistry, biochemistry, or related field.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary biotherapeutic drug development teams and industrial experience developing chromatographic and electrophoretic assays to assess the quality and characteristics of biotherapeutic drug candidates.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment (e.g. GLP, cGMP).
  • Proven record of delivering results in a fast-paced environment and effective communication to project teams and external partners (e.g. regulatory authorities).
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills.
  • Outstanding leader behaviors and the ability to collaborate with and mentor others is a must.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Post-doctoral experience in developing /troubleshooting analytical methods for biotherapeutics.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience developing and using the following techniques: all modes of HPLC or CE for analysis and/or characterization of biologicals including proteins, antibodies, oligonucleotides and/or vaccines.
  • Experience setting and implementing analytical comparability strategies for glycoprotein therapeutics and/or vaccines.
  • ICH method validation experience is valued.
  • Direct experience authoring and reviewing regulatory documents and working with FDA or European regulatory authorities.
  • Understanding of emerging high-throughput technology platforms and applications to sample preparation and analysis.
  • Experience with state-of-the-art protein characterization and analysis techniques, including mass spectrometry, NMR and biophysical/structural characterization.
  • Experience in lipid and/or surfactant analysis.
  • Experience with protein expression and purification.
  • Experience with method development and qualification.


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking.


Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: June 10, 2021
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES
  • Relocation support available


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