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Associate Scientist, Project Progression and Biochemistry Line (non PhD)

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

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
Pharma
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The qualified candidate will join the Analytical R&D organization in Andover, MA, to enable development of biological therapeutics in Andover, MA. Within Analytical R&D the candidate will join the Project Progression & Biochemistry Group focused on monoclonal antibodies/fusion proteins/RNA and other biological modalities. This group develops analytical methodologies and strategies needed to progress biotherapeutic products in the pipeline; this includes method development, process support, formulation and stability support, product characterization and method qualification.

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 perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of organic, inorganic compounds, or biologics. This will help you determine chemical and physical properties during chemical syntheses, fermentation or drug product development process by verifying their identity, purity, and homogeneity.

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.

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

How You Will Achieve It

  • Responsible for performing HPLC, SDS-PAGE, iCE, and CE and applying these methods to a broad range of biotherapeutics for early and late stage products.
  • Must be able to interact effectively with multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Expected to tabulate data, provide data interpretation to their teams and to their customers.
  • Revise/review/author test methods and technical reports


Qualifications

Must-Have

  • The candidate must have a a B.S degree with 0+ of years of experience in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, chemistry, or a related discipline.
  • Experience working with biological molecules using an array of analytical methodologies
  • Good documentation skills with high attention to detail, strong organizational skills, team oriented, effective interpersonal and communication skills


Nice-to-Have

  • Knowledge in protein biochemistry and analytical chemistry, and experience using some or all of the following techniques: all modes of HPLC, SDS-PAGE, iCE, CE, and/or peptide mapping for analysis of biologicals including; proteins, antibodies, peptides, conjugates and RNA.
  • Industrial experience and an understanding of the drug development process are desired. GMP/GLP knowledge is desired.
  • Non-technical attributes required include: verbal and written communication skills, cooperation and teamwork skills, and self-awareness.


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking,
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations
  • Ability to perform complex data analysis.


NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Occasional work-related travel may be needed.


Other Job Details
  • Last Date to Apply: September 23rd 2022
  • Work Location Assignment:On Premise. On Premise colleagues work in a Pfizer site because it's needed to get their job done. They may have flexibility to work remotely from time to time, but they are primarily on-site.


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Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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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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