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Senior Associate Scientist, Analytical Chemistry, Drug Development

Boulder, Colorado
Closing date
Dec 10, 2021
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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. 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.

What You Will Achieve

We are seeking an analytical chemist for our Boulder, CO site. The qualified candidate will take an active role in supporting drug development by applying a variety of analytical methodologies to support physical and chemical characterization of drug substances (including raw materials and intermediates). Working knowledge and ability to operate analytical (e.g., HPLC-MS, GC-MS, spectroscopy) and physical techniques used for the characterization of pharmaceutical substances and products is desired.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Individual lab work focused on early development candidates with a focus on developing the analytical methods to support the enabling and development of scalable processes.
  • Performing laboratory work in support of analytical testing of pharmaceutical projects with working knowledge in any of the following analytical methodologies: chromatographic method development (achiral and chiral), KF, GC or mass spectrometry for impurity identification.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and subject matter experts to assess the most appropriate analytical approach to support project activities, including use of computational predictive tools, modelling software and data visualization tools where appropriate.
  • Document experimental results and collaborate with project team members for the presentation and critical review of data, prepare technical reports and evaluation of new instrumentation or analytical techniques.
  • The colleague must be able to interact effectively with peers and leaders as part of a multi-disciplinary team and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • The individual should also be proficient with a wide-variety of software and information systems.


  • Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in Chemistry
  • 3+ years of experience
  • Effective communication skills
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask, and effective interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Master's Degree with 0-2 years of experience with a concentration in Chemistry.
  • Industrial experience in a GMP lab environment.
  • The ability to use computational predictive tools, modelling software or data visualization tools.
  • Ability to meet project milestones under general supervision, manage expectations for specific projects, ensure delivery of technology/transfer/submission-ready technology, data and documents.
  • Experience in problem-solving skills and instrument trouble-shooting.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, especially adherence to laboratory notebook practices.
  • Experience with a wide-variety of software and information systems (e.g. electronic lab notebooks, Empower and LIMS).

  • Ability to work in a chemistry laboratory.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: December 15th, 2021
  • Relocation support available

For Roles based in Colorado

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $58,600.00 to $97,600.00. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 7.5% of the base salary. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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