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Senior Scientist, Transporter Sciences

Groton, Connecticut
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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Health Sciences, Drug Development
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Organization Type
All Industry, Pharma
What You Will Achieve

In this role, you will be joining a dynamic group within the Pharmacokinetics, Dynamics and Metabolism (PDM) at Pfizer's Groton, Connecticut campus, and will focus on the design and execution of strategies to evaluate Transporter-based disposition , pharmacokinetics drug interactions to drive discovery and development programs across Pfizer's therapeutic areas including oncology, internal medicine, inflammation and immunology, and rare diseases. Working collaboratively with project teams, you will implement experimental techniques such as cell-based assays and in vivo studies to build the understanding on drug transporters involvement in PK and drug-drug interactions (DDIs) for the candidate drugs and provide data-driven insights to inform discovery/design and clinical development strategies.

As a Senior Scientist, you will be recognized as a technical expert in design and execution of experimental in transporter assays and mechanistic ADME studies. Key to the role is an ability to propose , develop strategies and execute approaches to address complex ADME/PK questions and an ability to learn, apply and champion novel concepts and technologies. You will undertake mentoring activities to guide team members.

It is your hard work and dedication that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Apply technical and functional knowledge to design experiments and independently support quantitative endpoint analysis, particularly in the transporter sciences, and broadly in ADME profiling.

  • Design, execute and interpret in vitro transport studies independently, with ability to effectively communicate information to counterparts.

  • Provide scientific leadership and transporter knowledge or expertise for lab-based portfolio support and scientific innovation relevant to ADME sciences.

  • Interact across groups to advance transporter sciences tool kit and quantitative translational strategies via modeling and simulations.

  • Help define and to guide the science, culture, and evolution of the Transporters group. Maintain a 'cutting edge' awareness of technical developments and scientific advancements in the field and apply these innovatively to advance internal capabilities.

  • In partnership with counterpart scientific leaders, ensures effective use of internal and external resources of experimental labs across ADME Sciences to deliver key portfolio impact.

  • Advances scientific and technology innovation and excellence that translate to portfolio impact and novel and enhanced workflows.

  • Maximizes the individual development and performance contributions of matrix team members.

  • Create and communicate integrative presentations of biopharma. strategy, dataand interpretation to audiences at different levels of knowledge and expertise.


  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical sciences, Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacology or equivalent, with 0-3 years of industry or academic (Postdocoral fellowship) experience relevant to drug discovery, ADME sciences, cell biology, pharmacology, or related discipline.

  • Experience in the design, execution, and analysis of cellular, molecular, and/or biochemical assays focused on understanding drug transport and metabolism.

  • Familiarity with PK modeling and simulation concepts and tools.

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration within multi-disciplinary matrix teams leading to delivery of project objectives.

  • Demonstrated experience coaching peers and team members. Ability to align, motivate, and support a team in defining and working efficiently toward project objectives.

  • Interpersonal skills to constructively challenge other scientists to ensure the group as a whole performs at a high level.

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and demonstrates ability to prioritize and make decisions to maximize value and resource allocation.

  • Demonstrated track record of independent research and scientific publications in peer reviewed journals.

  • Strong written/verbal communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with scientists across related disciplines.


Sitting, standing, lifting, bending, and walking. Ability to perform practical laboratory bench work and work on a computer (while standing or sitting).

Work Location Assignment:Groton, CT

Onsite Requirement: Average 4 days per week


The annual base salary for this position ranges from $88,300.00 to $147,100.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 12.5% 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.

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