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Digital Scientist

Groton, Connecticut
Closing date
Jun 2, 2023

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Science, Pharmaceutical
Full Time
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Why Patients Need You

Breakthroughs that change patients' lives as we are apatient centric company, guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity, and excellence. Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives.

What You Will Achieve

Being part of this culture, the qualified candidate will aid drug development for our patients by using a range of computational tools and techniques to access, collate and interrogate Analytical R&D's (ARD) knowledge base. These data are foundational to ARD deliverables, which include control strategies, product specifications, determination of product shelf-life, analytical methodology, materials quality, and workload management.

The role will involve working with colleagues/ teams to provide appropriate digital solutions to support the complete lifecycle of departmental project data and processes to inform the broader understanding and development of our drug product portfolio.

The successful candidate will utilize their digital expertise and scientific background to help push the boundaries around the use of our global informatics systems, translating departmental needs into effective digital solutions that will increase efficiency and ability to manage and explore our data and processes in new and expanded ways.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Flexible digital scientist embedded within an analytical department with an emphasis developing a broad working knowledge of 1) global and local informatics data systems used by ARD; 2) the needs of analytical scientists and managers; 3) the department's digital strategy.
  • Partnering with colleagues to support planned maintenance, future upgrades, and design improvements in the informatics space.
  • Supporting local and global digital initiatives, the role will require expertise to link disparate informatic systems, to mine, extract, collate and visualize diverse data including that within our growing pharmaceutical scientific data cloud.
  • Building partnerships with Lab scientists and other colleagues to understand their workflows, and to design digital processes that increase efficiency and standardize how data are stored for re-use.
  • The role is highly collaborative and will involve interactions with a diverse range of colleagues, including scientists, digital SMEs, forums and communities of practice across ARD, Pharmaceutical Sciences and supporting business units. This will include proactively making new contacts and acting as a bridge between scientists, and digital technology disciplines.
  • As the role develops, the candidate will be expected to expand their experience and application of informatics-based tools in the drug development process through active personal development, interactions with mentors and colleagues across other Pfizer business units and in the external environment.
  • The candidate will be resilient and self-aware, a team player who can thrive in a fast-paced environment and can successfully manage change and ambiguous situations.
  • With critical attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the role will require multitasking, confident progression of tasks, the candidate will raise questions when faced with uncertainty and liaise effectively with team members.


Must have

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or related science with 4 years relevant experience.

    • OR Master's Degree in Chemistry or related science (computer science or relevant STEM subject) with 0 - 1 years relevant experience to the Pharmaceutical industry or in data engineering.

    • Proficiency in high level programming languages such as Python/JavaScript/C# and SQL is strongly desired and experience with .NET.

    • Experience with databases and use of relevant query languages, e.g. SQL.

    • Development skills with proprietary software (e.g. Biovia Laboratory Informatics tools, Biovia Data Science tools, Spotfire) and general programming languages (e.g. Python, SQL).


  • Work experience in a Pharmaceutical Sciences or other relevant laboratory setting, developing digital solutions that that have supported efficiencies in the management of lab data and/ or workload status/ allocation would be desirable.
  • Some knowledge of laboratory informatics systems and their structure, including Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs), or Laboratory Execution Systems (LESs) would be desirable.
  • Some knowledge and/or experience in application of Machine Learning (ML) techniques is desirable.
  • A motivated and passionate self-learner with strong desire to develop their own technical skill set and grow their knowledge of pharmaceutical lab activities.
  • Ability to meet work and project milestones under general supervision, manage expectations for delivery of work and specific projects.


  • Ability to work at a computer workstation, within a dynamic informatics environment.
  • Ability to undertake and maintain focus on multiple complex short- and long-term digital projects, developing and implementing digital tools for the department and partner lines.
  • Ability to accurately/ consistently develop digital solutions that can be replicated and undertake mathematical calculations in a dynamic and fast paced laboratory environment.
  • Ability to undertake data analysis and record results contemporaneously and accurately in electronic lab notebooks.


  • Ability to adhere to safe working practices is critical.
  • Very limited travel is anticipated in this role.
  • This role will allow some flexible working between site and from home, the expectation is that the candidate will be on site three days a week.
  • Work Location Assignment:Flexible colleagues are assigned a Pfizer site within a commutable distance where they work about 2-3 days weekly to connect and innovate with their team face-to-face. However, they also benefit from being able to work offsite regularly when it makes business sense to do so.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: June 5, 2023


Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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