Vibrational Spectroscopy/PAT Specialist

Groton, Connecticut
June 21 2021
Other, Other
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. In Analytical Research & Development you will apply cutting edge measurement science, data analytics and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

As a Senior Scientist, you will take an active role in the development and implementation of advanced analytical spectroscopic measurements both off line and in an online implementation setting in support of technology platform development and portfolio delivery. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of theory and application of a vibrational spectroscopy area (FTIR, Raman, NIR, UV) or a combination of all techniques. Additional data analysis or chemometrics and modeling skills would also be necessary and experience in the pharmaceutical industry or a regulated environment would also be beneficail.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Manage development, qualification, validation, and transfer of vibrational/PAT methods in support of a diverse portfolio in varying stages of clinical development.
  • Regularly contribute and influence at the project team level.
  • Prepare and review technical documents, including validation protocols and reports, analytical test procedures, investigation reports, and change controls.
  • Develop analytical methodologies and strategies needed to progress small molecule products in the pipeline.
  • Evaluate new technologies consistent with our online strategies.
  • Work collaboratively and in a wide range of matrix teams both within Pfizer and externally.
  • Analyze and communicate experimental results both orally and in written reports to colleagues and management.
  • Support formulation development, generate analytical data to be used for regulatory submissions, participate in technology transfer activities to manufacturing sites and provide formulation support in developing new products using batch and continuous processing technologies.
  • Review and verify scientific experiments and data documented in electronic laboratory notebooks and technical reports.



  • PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry or Material Sciences.
  • 0-3 years of experience
  • Demonstrated technical skills and scientific expertise in analytical method development using vibrational spectroscopy approaches and troubleshooting of same
  • Demonstrated experience with both analytical laboratory data as well as process relevant data are a requirement to be successful in this position (chemometrics, multivariate data analysis, ML etc)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience working in a regulated environment
  • Knowledge of other analytical techniques

  • Do not anticipate more than 10% travel.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: June 24, 2021
  • Eligible for Employee Referral: Yes


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