Pfizer

Scientist, MSAT

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Andover, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Posted
July 19 2021
Ref
4818883
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
ROLE SUMMARY

Qualified candidates will deliver results in a fast-paced matrix-oriented setting, be a contributor to key process purification steps and hold responsibility for various downstream process development activities. This advertised role is in support of products and process development for biotherapeutics and vaccines, including antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, therapeutic proteins, and polysaccharides in commercial operations and late-stage clinical development.

The candidate will work across downstream purification functions, projects, and global sites.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • The MSAT downstream purification group is responsible for providing support to the upstream team, as well as downstream development purification/optimisation activities and providing support to routine manufacturing operations.
  • Candidate should have in-depth scientific knowledge and experience in a wide array of techniques such as UF/DF, Flow through Column Chromatography as well as Bind and Elute Chromatography and ideally familiar with standard downstream equipment, e.g. AKTAs.
  • Development and qualification of purification techniques
  • Ensure the proper and timely execution in all aspects of purification processing to support group activities.
  • Perform scale-down purifications of biologics using precipitation, depth filtration, ultrafiltration and chromatography with the assistance of lab supervisor/designee.
  • Qualified candidates will serve as a purification and biochemistry resource for the department and project teams, while proactively keeping historical product knowledge and experience.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • B.A./B.S with 5+ years; MS with 3+ years of experience with interdisciplinary drug development teams and industrial experience developing purification strategies and methods in support of product and process development and to assess the quality and characteristics of biotherapeutics.
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills and effective communication are strongly desired.
  • Experience with technologies focused on purification of biomolecules and polysaccharides such as AKTA, UF/DF, Column Chromatography


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Knowledge and experience in Critical Quality Attributes (CQA) principles and practices and product specifications and specification setting.
  • Demonstrated technical skills and scientific expertise in purification process development and troubleshooting
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, etc.
  • Change agile, functional in a fast-paced team environment where multi-tasking required.
  • Enthusiastic about communicating to a broad range of stakeholders (from novices to experts) and seeking agreement in complex situations.
  • Curiosity about seeking and applying current relevant scientific literature.


Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: July 28, 2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Assistance: No
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes


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