Formulation Technician

Groton, Connecticut
November 25 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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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.

As part of the Global Toxicology group, the Formulation Technician is responsible for performing accurate, high quality formulation work for in vivo studies in compliance with the study protocol, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) standards, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), and any other applicable regulatory standards and departmental policies/procedures. The formulations prepared by the Formulation Technician are used for in vivo studies conducted in support of the Portfolio, including early research and target safety and investigative work.

It is your hard work and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

  • Perform all regulatory responsibilities in compliance with applicable regulatory standards
  • Perform all aspects of the preparation of dosing formulations including mathematical calculations for routine preparations (eg, API, volume), review of study protocols for routine formulations, analytical sample collection, data collection and documentation, data self-review, and preparation of in-life data for archiving. Task complexity may increase based on experience
  • Read, understand and follow the study protocol
  • Serve as Primary Formulation Technician for studies
  • Manage multiple assignments/projects simultaneously while maintaining data quality and meeting timelines.
  • Ensure proper supplies and equipment are available and suitable for formulation functions; generate forms, labels, and other materials needed for formulation preparations as required
  • Responsible for use, maintenance and calibration of equipment, e.g. balances, mixers
  • Troubleshoot and solve equipment/technical problems associated with formulation preparation
  • Conducts review of own work contributing to Out of Specification (OOS) investigations and
  • Communicate with Management, Study Directors, Study Technicians and support personnel to ensure compliance with all protocol driven activities, and to enable proactive adjustment of the protocol by the Study Director in the event of unexpected events or findings
  • Complete self-review of formulation data for accuracy and completeness against the protocol and SOP's; appropriately document and correct data errors, notify appropriate study personnel as required
  • Complete QC review of formulation data collected by others
  • Assists in preparing data for QA audits and addressing and drafting responses
  • Prepare and/or submit formulation data for archiving
  • Adhere to all applicable company and unit policies and procedures
  • Meet established timelines for deliverables
  • Review, recommend & draft updates for departmental SOPs
  • Participate in a culture of continuous improvement within assigned work group

  • BS in chemistry, pharmacy, biology, or related field with 2-5 years GLP and hands-on formulation experience
  • High School Diploma with 5 years hands-on formulation experience
  • Handles multiple tasks concurrently and in a timely fashion
  • Self-motivated and work with minimal direction

  • Use of electronic data capture systems (eg Pristima), spreadsheet applications or other data management systems preferred.

  • Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations

  • Overtime, weekend and holiday work may be required

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Last Date to Apply for Job: November 25th, 2021


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