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Drug Safety R&D Analytical and Formulations Lead (Director)

Groton, Connecticut
Closing date
Mar 20, 2024

In this senior leadership role, you will be the single point of accountability for the procedures, management, and scientific methods of all formulations and analytical aspects that support General Toxicology, Safety Pharmacology, Genetic Toxicology, and Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology disciplines internally and externally.


• Ensures scientifically robust and compliant data by delivering optimum team performance in the execution of high-quality formulations and analytical deliverables.
• Drives the strategic direction of the group and is accountable for the implementation and execution of initiatives and strategizes creative solutions to complex formulations/programs for internal work as well as work conducted externally at CROs while maintaining a dynamic partnership with Molecular Pharmaceutics.
• Directs study conduct activities, including the scheduling and training strategies for the group. Critical activities include the review of documents (including applicable scientific analytical reports), influencing scientific contributors from outside Study Enabling & Execution and Drug Safety R&D (DSRD), and ensuring quality and compliance standards are met.
• Partners globally with colleagues in DSRD and Pfizer R&D lines to optimize crossline/cross-site operational efficiencies, develop scientific methods, and ensure scientific consistency.
• Ensures a culture of inclusion where all colleagues are seen, heard, and valued.
• Manage a team of individual contributors and managers.
• Assesses development and implementation of enhanced and/or new technologies, scientific advances, equipment, and procedures for application to the work environment.
• Works with key scientific and portfolio staff outside of the group to align resources with project priorities, timelines, and schedules (staff assignments and resourcing) of all projects.
• Partners with customers to refine study designs and methodologies and to explore alternatives to ensure appropriate use of resources.
• Manages lab budget and capital equipment requests in coordination across the discipline. Oversees use and maintenance of laboratory space.
• Develops and track metrics for continuous improvement of lab operations and works to incorporate process improvements in the lab.
• As a member of the Leadership Team, plays a key role in building and executing a comprehensive strategy for the Study Enabling & Execution discipline.
• Works with other DSRD leaders in assuring quality and compliance across all disciplines and proactively recommends and implements strategic alignment, process changes and improvements.
• Provides primary point of contact for other DSRD and Pfizer R&D lines for all interfaces related to formulations and analytical.

• Responsible for the analytical and formulations support to support the outsourcing model for DSRD, including the coordination and transfer of expertise of analytical and formulation methods in accordance with required timelines and in compliance with regulatory expectations.
• Leads, or appoints leads, to teams tasked with process improvements and the development of new methods and procedures.


• MS degree in Chemistry or related field with at least 15 years of experience working in a formulation or analytical laboratory or similar environment OR
• PhD with at least 10 years of experience working in a formulation or analytical laboratory or similar environment.
• Experience leading a team, managing and mentoring colleagues.


• Preclinical toxicology and safety assessment experience
• Experience with drug development and regulatory requirements, electronic data systems, method development, study directing,
• Project management experience

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.


Ability to perform mathematical calculations and to perform complex data analysis.

Relocation support available

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $161,600.00 to $269,400.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 20.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

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

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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. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.

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