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Senior Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

Groton, Connecticut
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Oct 11, 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 Scientist in Analytical Research and Development (ARD), you will play an important role in pharmaceutical development. You will be using your scientific judgment to assist in oversight of raw material and excipient release for clinical manufactures as well release of finished clinical materials. You will work with cross-functional teams and apply a variety of methodologies to ensure high quality materials and products are available for use. You will be recognized as a technical expert and a scientific contributor. With your deep knowledge of the discipline, you will be an active team member whose decisions impact the project. You will be using your scientific judgment to adapt standard methods and techniques by applying prior work experience. You will be forecasting and planning resource requirements for your project team. Your creativity in developing novel processes and new ideas will be used frequently. You will also undertake mentoring activities to guide team members.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Contribute to achievement of goals and influences at the work group/project team level.
  • Perform activities required to outsource testing and serve as liaison between ARD and external labs/CROs, including providing technical guidance to CROs to facilitate lab investigations and resolve issues
  • Perform data review of internal and CRO testing results
  • Review and verify scientific experiments and data documented in electronic laboratory notebooks and technical reports.
  • Establish handling, storage, review/expiry dating, and testing strategies for excipients and raw materials
  • Actively participate and report progress into cross-functional teams to meet customer expectations, both informally and, if required, formally through written reports and presentations
  • Work with partner lines to resolve issues and evaluate documentation for incoming materials
  • Prepare and review technical documents, including specifications, analytical test procedures, standard operating procedures, and investigations.
  • Potential for some flexible working arrangements
  • Prepare and review technical documents, including validation protocols and reports, analytical test procedures, investigation reports, and change controls.
  • Perform job responsibilities in compliance with {Current} Good Manufacturing Practice {GMP} and all other regulatory agency requirements, where applicable.
  • Accountable for assembling multi-disciplined teams to assess the scope of problems and implement solutions.
  • Manage development,
  • Provide training, technical expertise and support to the analytical staff.
  • Analyze and communicate experimental results both orally and in written reports to colleagues and management.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or related with 10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience with drug development teams and industrial experience developing analytical strategies and methods in support of product development
  • Experience working in a regulated environment, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP}
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and leaders as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated technical skills and scientific expertise in analytical method development and troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated experience with both analytical laboratory data as well as process relevant data are a requirement to be successful in this position
  • Experience working in a regulated environment, such as GMP
  • Strong MS Office skills


  • Master's degree 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills preferred and a proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, leadership and initiative
  • Working knowledge of applicable compendial standards and relevant regulatory guidance

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: October 12, 2022
  • Eligible for Employee Referral
  • Eligible for Relocation Assistance: Yes
  • Work Location Assignment:Flexible



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


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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