Associate Scientist

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Andover, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
Pharma
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

As an Associate Scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you'll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. You will be responsible for the design and execution of experiments using a variety of cell culture technologies and working with other colleagues to execute complex studies and to perform data analysis. You will work with a matrix team of scientists to enable the manufacture and delivery of life-changing gene therapy medicine to patients.

Your strong foundation in general scientific practice, its principles and concepts will help in meeting critical deadlines. You will be relied on as a technical contributor to assess the assigned tasks and make decisions that involve direct application of your knowledge. You will help Pfizer develop new and improved processes used in the research and development of our drugs. Your innovative mindset will help us develop economical, efficient and safe chemical manufacture of experimental and active drug materials.

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

How You Will Achieve It
  • Exercise and build basic team effectiveness skills (e.g., commitment, feedback, consensus management) within immediate work group.
  • Contribute to a range of highly innovative analytical ideas to support global process development projects.
  • Develop a safety test plan suitable for the potential process hazards and perform all required process safety testing.
  • Provide analytical support in technical transfer and troubleshooting of commercial Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) processes to relevant API sites and global technical groups.
  • Apply enzyme biochemistry principles to develop and adapt innovative technologies.
  • Summarize, evaluate the study results, develop and test new hypotheses to improve the fundamental understanding of recovery and purification processes.
  • Oversee process validation studies carried out at manufacturing scale.
  • Prepare internally reviewed technical reports, and make oral presentations to scientists and management.
  • Investigate new technologies and analytical approaches to bring added value to Pfizer Global Supply.
  • Document results and assist with interpretation of findings.
  • Work in a collaborative environment of a multi-disciplinary project team.


Qualifications

Must-Have
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 0 to 2 years of laboratory experience.
  • Cell Culture Techniques.
  • Molecular biology.
  • Some standard molecular biology experience
  • Practical experience in a range of analytical techniques.
  • Strong working knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry principles
  • Demonstrated high performance in synthetic organic chemistry experimentation
  • Self-motivated, organized, capable of working independently, and in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate results through written reports, publications and related documentation
  • Strong analytical and computer skills


Nice-to-Have
  • Experience in a Biological/Viral Pilot Plant or Commercial Manufacturing setting.
  • Familiarity of reaction optimization protocols for various enzyme parameters.


Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: November 17th, 2021


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