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Senior Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

Groton, Connecticut
Closing date
Apr 26, 2024

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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, 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 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 perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of organic and inorganic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties during chemical syntheses, or drug product development process.

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 undertake mentoring activities to guide team members.

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

How You Will Achieve It

  • This colleague will serve as an LC separation subject matter expert in the Analytical Research and Development organization.
  • Develop and troubleshoot analytical-scale LC-UV-MS methods in support of pharmaceutical molecules.
  • Provide guidance to project teams on LC method development and troubleshooting activities.
  • Use chromatographic retention prediction tools to accelerate development speed and ensure method robustness and transferability.
  • Develop novel separation platforms and modeling technologies to advance separation capabilities.
  • Perform lab work, delegate responsibilities, and review peer lab work as appropriate.
  • Present data at team meetings and be actively involved in solving technical challenges that arise during development.
  • Collaborate with and mentor peers as well as effectively interact with colleagues at all levels of the organization.
  • Prepare technical reports, critically review data, and may evaluate new instrumentation and analytical techniques/approaches.
  • Be proficient with a wide variety of software and information systems and have the curiosity to continue learning new techniques to solve complex analytical problems.
  • Be proficient with a breadth of relevant methodologies such as, chromatography, spectroscopy and mass spectrometry with expertise in one or more of these techniques.


  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or related field, with 0+ years of relevant industrial experience
  • Fundamental understanding of separation science
  • Demonstrated ability to meet timelines with minimal supervision and interact with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new techniques and solve complex analytical problems.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including visualization of data and drafting reports.
  • Experience with a wide variety of software and information systems.
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask, and effective interpersonal and communication skills.


  • -Experience in the pharmaceutical industry space.
  • Experience with LC-UV or LC-MS based method development and validation.
  • Experience with two-dimensional liquid chromatography.
  • Familiarity with chromatographic retention prediction modeling theories, approaches, and modeling software tools.

  • Ability to perform calculations and data analysis is required.
  • This role requires use of laboratory equipment.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 25 APRIL 2024
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
  • Eligible for Relocation Assistance

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.

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

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