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Associate Scientist, Formulations

Andover, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jan 21, 2022

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Science, Pharmaceutical
Full Time
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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 an Associate 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 part of the Pharmaceutical Research and Development team and will be responsible for performing analytical particle characterization of candidate formulations by using various optical and spectroscopic characterization techniques. In addition, you will be responsible for identifying extrinsic and intrinsic particle matter using various forensic techniques. You will be performing formulation and process development activities specifically for biotherapeutic products from pre-clinical and Phase I clinical trials through manufacturing process performance qualification, license application, and commercialization.

Your strong foundation in general scientific practice, its principles, and concepts will help in meeting critical deadlines. You will be relied on as a technical contributor to assess the assigned tasks and make decisions that involve the direct application of your knowledge.

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

How You Will Achieve It

  • Exercise and build basic team effectiveness skills {e.g., commitment, feedback, consensus management) within the immediate work group.
  • Participate in developing parenteral formulations for biotherapeutic modalities, such as monoclonal antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, proteins, and vaccines.
  • Perform rapid, comprehensive characterization of incumbent molecules to determine the stability profile and apply this information to develop an appropriate dosage form to meet clinical needs.
  • Review the laboratory experiments and other written records of fellow scientists.



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience in a biochemical laboratory environment
  • Industrial experience in parenteral formulation and process development of protein therapeutics
  • Foundational knowledge working in a biochemical, chemical engineering or molecular biology environment
  • Familiarity with Good Laboratory Practice/ Good Manufacturing Practices requirements


  • Effective communication skills for interactions with laboratory scientists, project managers and colleagues from numerous functions, serving on multi-disciplinary project teams





Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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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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