This job has expired

Senior Principal Scientist

Boulder, Colorado
Closing date
Feb 1, 2022

View more

Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.
Pfizer Boulder Research and Development is looking to expand its research organization that is focused on the discovery and development of small molecule drugs for Oncology. As part of this expansion, we are seeking synthetic organic chemists to join our medicinal chemistry department. The medicinal chemistry department at Pfizer Boulder R&D collaborates extensively with other research departments in Boulder, and at other Pfizer sites, to discover and develop Pfizer's drugs of the future.

As a Senior Principal Scientist, you will play a vital role as a key contributor and/or leader of one of the medicinal chemistry teams. You will be expected to use your expertise and creativity to advance projects through key milestones.

Based in Colorado, with more than 300 days a year of sunshine, Boulder is a paradise in the West!Visit to discover what we love about Boulder. Many colleagues live just outside of Boulder and have commutes of only 15 to 30 minutes.


Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
  • Doctorate level degree in relevant area of science, or equivalent industrial experience
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to scientifically challenge others in a constructive manner and demonstrates exceptional team working skills
  • Track record of delivering high impact contributions to medicinal chemistry projects
  • Expert working knowledge of organic chemistry


Previous experience in mentoring and development of scientists

  • Ability to perform data analysis
  • Ability to safely work in a chemistry lab (standing, lifting, walking, bending)

Additional Job Information:
  • Relocation Support Available
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

For roles based in Colorado:

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $106,300 to $177,100 . In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 17.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. 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

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.

Research and Development

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert