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Principal Scientist-Biotech/Vaccines

Pearl River, New York
Closing date
Mar 21, 2023

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Health Sciences, Drug Development, Vaccine Research
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type

This individual will be responsible for supporting manufacture of materials for Viral strain change within the Vaccine Research and Development - Early Bioprocess Development group. This individual will plan and execute all activities required to manufacture DNA template, RNA drug substance, and LNP drug product to support strain changes as required. The individual will provide leadership, scientific and technical support for the team of process scientists, as well as work with multifunctional teams outside of their reporting structure. Manage a group of up to six peopel.

  • Effectively plan for and execute a manufacturing campaign to deliver the DNA template, RNA drug substance and LNP drug product to support viral vaccine stain change.
  • Follows existing SOPs and methods to manufacture and release materials including critical reagents (polycloncal antibodies). Responsible for reviewing batch records and in-process data. Works directly with analysts to actively trouble-shoot activities.
  • Partner with the Analytical strain change team throughout the year to actively de-risk campaigns to deliver quality materials on-time and right first time. Communicates effectively to the stakeholders regarding potential delays or material quality issues.
  • Publish all required documents (CoAs, batch records, production reports, etc.) to support a manufacturing campaign.
  • Provide management and supervision of colleagues, the group budget, laboratories and compliance.
  • Complete all required trainings in compliance with departmental requirements and follow appropriate safety practices in the workplace.

  • PhD degree in Chemical/Biochemical engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related discipline with at least 4 years industry experience or an MS in the same disciplines with over 9 years of industry experience.
  • Extensive experience in bioprocess manufacturing of vaccine and biopharmaceutical products.
  • 1-4 years of Management experience a plus
  • In-depth knowledge and hands on experience of various unit operations of drug substance and drug product manufacture.
  • Proficiency with personal computers, word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and other relevant scientific software is required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Practical experience with manufacturing an RNA vaccine from DNA template to RNA drug substance and LNP drug product is preferred.


Standard laboratory conditions - sitting, standing, lab based


40 hours per week.

Relocation support available

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.

Sunshine Act

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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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