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Senior Associate Scientist - Engineer

Groton, Connecticut
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Physical Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Drug Development
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Full Time
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Staff Scientist
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Role Summary

Pfizer's Drug Product Design group is seeking team members with a desire to bring new, cutting-edge medicines to patients around the world. Our team members use science and technology to design, characterize and develop drug product formulations from candidate selection to commercial launch.

You will be able to leverage your existing scientific knowledge, as well as develop scientific knowledge in new areas, to evaluate the chemical & physical stability, bio-performance and manufacturability of the drug product across a diverse range of therapeutic areas.

You will complete experimentation using conventional and continuous drug product manufacturing equipment and participate in multi-disciplinary teams during the formulation development, process scale up, and technology transfer of conventional and continuous processing technologies to our clinical R&D manufacturing sites, as well as our commercial manufacturing sites within the Pfizer Global Supply organization.

You will also apply your engineering, additive manufacturing/3D printing, and rapid prototyping skills to improve machine design, develop and apply advanced computational models and data analysis, and advanced sensing capabilities to the drug product manufacturing.

This laboratory-based position offers the opportunity for cross-training and growth in multiple technical areas to encourage a flexible working environment. Enjoy the entrepreneurial mindset and infrastructure to develop new technologies and processes for drug delivery and dosage form manufacture while having access to the resources of a larger company. Excellent laboratory and communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to solve technical problems, and the diligence to maintain thorough electronic laboratory notebook records of work performed are required.

Finally, this position will challenge you to pursue scientific excellence and creativity, in collaboration with industry-leading experts across multiple scientific disciplines.

Role Responsibilities
  • With guidance, conduct scientific studies to support design of clinical/commercial formulations and provide solutions to technical problems.
  • Effectively communicate experimental observations and results either verbally or via written format.
  • Follow instructions to complete assignments that are often time-sensitive and contribute to the completion of project experiments and milestones.
  • Record experimental details and data into an electronic laboratory notebook.
  • Read, understand, and follow standard operating procedures, best practice guidance, corporate policies and applicable government regulations.
  • Review the laboratory experiments and other written records of fellow scientists.
  • Ensure safe working practices are followed and maintained both in own and others' work.


  • BS in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Pharmaceutical Engineering, Physics or Engineering Physics, Computer Science, Pharmaceutics, or other related disciplines, with 2 or more years relevant experience.

  • MS in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Pharmaceutical Engineering, Physics or Engineering Physics, Computer Science, Pharmaceutics, or other related disciplines, with 0-2 years relevant experience.

  • This position requires the typical physical demands of a general scientific laboratory environment during set up and operation of pharmaceutical laboratory equipment.


  • The position may require travel for project meetings or attendance at conferences, as well as travel to support clinical, registration and validation campaigns at manufacturing sites globally.

Work Location:On premise, with relocation support available

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $64,600.00 to $107,600.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 7.5% of the base salary. 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.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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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