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Senior Associate Scientist - Quality Control, Analytical R&D

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Chesterfield, Missouri
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 19, 2022
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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

As a Senior 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. Your significant experience of applying knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices of the discipline will make you a critical member of the team.

You will perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of organic, inorganic compounds, or biologics to determine chemical and physical properties during chemical syntheses, fermentation or drug product development process. Your skill and knowledge will help in making decisions that require choosing among limited options. You are proactive in contributing to all team discussions and creating an environment of collaboration.

It is your innovative scientific temperament that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Contribute to achievement of immediate work group goals and collaborate with other team members.
  • Maintain a contemporary awareness of Global Business Practices, methods, specifications, Standard Operating Procedures, Pharmacopoeial trends, International Conference on Harmonization guidelines and regulatory expectations.
  • Work closely with analytical experts and project teams to provide timely support for chemists and formulators in the form of quality data which can be used in support of regulatory documentation of new drug applications.
  • Assist in the maintenance and renewal of laboratory instruments, systems or apparatus, and in the maintenance and continuous improvement of safe and effective working practices.
  • Independently carry out all aspects of practical work necessary to provide right first time results.
  • Perform analytical method development, validation and transfer activities for small molecules as well as complex formulations.
  • Attend project team and brainstorming meetings and present data.
  • Maintain written records of all experimental work in accordance with Good Lab Practices/ (Current) Good Manufacturing Practices (GLP/GMP) and departmental Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Responsible for performing and troubleshooting cell-based and immunoassays, while applying these methods to a broad range of early and late stage products in a Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} environment.
  • Complete professional level chemistry and biochemistry assignments independently in support of programs, and investigations with minimal supervision while demonstrating cGMP and scientific principles.


Qualifications

Must-Have
  • Bachelor's Degree with 3+ years of experience performing biotherapeutics testing in a GMP environment.
  • Provides attention to detail and good at documentation Method validation experience
  • Ability to extract relevant information from scientific literature, accurately record observations, facts, data and conclusions during experimental work or Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} investigations
  • Good knowledge of fundamental organic chemistry, functional group recognition and compound characterization with some experience using spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques
  • Interact effectively with peers and leaders as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills


Nice-to-Have

  • Experience in a {Current} Good Manufacturing Practices {part of GxP} laboratory
  • Experience with laboratory data systems
  • Understanding of various scientific software or software used in pharmaceutical or production environment, specifically Empower, Labware LIMS and Softmax.
  • Good Laboratory Practices (part of GxP)/Good Manufacturing Practices (also cGMP) knowledge
  • Desire to develop their own technical skill set


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking.


NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • Position requires occasional off shift work (evenings)


Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 24th, 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.

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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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