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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Jan 26, 2022

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

Work effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, laboratory environment to perform analytical experiments to support Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and Drug Product (DP) Manufacturing Operations. This position is for the Supply Assurance Role with the Process and Product (PPT)-Analytical group. Tasks will include the development and delivery of analytical technology in support of commercial manufacturing in Kalamazoo. Provide support for process troubleshooting investigations and complex lot resolution projects using advanced analytical methods and techniques. Will work closely with QO lab colleagues to provide support for lab investigations and/or troubleshooting of problematic methods. The role will also require providing analytical support forRegulatory submissions and PC1 customer investigations. Compendial reviews will also be performed to ensure the methods and specifications listed in the monograph are appropriate for our products. Support of GCRs/Plant trials will be provided by evaluation of the data and compared to our historical impurity profiles.

How You Will Achieve It

Functional/Technical Knowledge: Demonstrates complete understanding and wide application of industry, functional and Pfizer-specific principles, theories, concepts and practices. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Knowledge and application/demonstration of basic leadership principles.

Problem Solving and Innovation: Provides solutions to a wide range of difficult/complex problems. Ability to gather, analyze, apply and interpret information and identify cause and effect relationships. Implements new methods and processes to solve process related problems as assigned. Able to adapt and respond positively to situations and people in order to meet changing work unit priorities.

Discretion, Latitude, Level of Independence: Works independently under only general direction while keeping Management informed of goals and progress. Participates in determining objectives of assignments. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

Impact and Organizational Contribution: Decisions impact the achievement of objectives and the reputation of the department, and actions help to set the reputation of the department. Progresses multiple projects in parallel and on time


Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult issues associated with specific problems. Accomplishes daily operational tasks with no supervision. Majority of teamwork is on internal basis with subordinates, peers, and immediate supervisors and normally involves specific phases of a project or operation. Persuades others to a point of view. Works collaboratively with others to gain agreement on a course of

Time Span of Work:

Day-to-day and/or weekly tasks and deliverables. Results can usually be measured on weekly or monthly basis.



  • B.S. or M.S. degree in organic, analytical, physical chemistry, or another relevant scientific discipline or equivalent laboratory experience. Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years analytical laboratory experience.


  • HPLC and/or GC experience.


The position involves working in a laboratory environment, which may include standing for long periods of time and working with chemicals.


The position may require colleagues to work off-hours, weekends and/or holidays to meet business or customer needs.

Additional Job Details

  • Relocation assistance available: YES
  • Last date to apply: 2/2/2022

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

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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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