Associate Scientist

7 days left

Groton, Connecticut
Jul 20, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
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Full Time

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 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 commercial manufacturing sites in the Pfizer Global Supply organization.

You will also apply your engineering 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.


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.


MINIMUM : BS in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Pharmaceutical Engineering, Physics or Engineering Physics, Computer Science, Pharmaceutics, or other related disciplines, with 0-2 yrs relevant experience


DESIRABLE : MS in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Pharmaceutical Engineering, Physics or Engineering Physics, Computer Science, Pharmaceutics, or other related disciplines, with 0-2 yrs relevant experience


The position may require travel to project meetings and support clinical, registration and validation campaigns at manufacturing sites globally.

This position will interact closely with other Pharm Sci partner lines (e.g. Analytical R&D, Chemical R&D, Global CMC, Pharm Sci Operations, Drug Product Supply, Quality Assurance), in addition to other lines involved in developing drug assets such as Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Sciences, Pharmacology & Drug Metabolism and Pfizer Global Supply.
Relocation support available

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