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Analytical Chemist, Analytical Research and Development


Sandwich, MA
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Job Details

**Job Focus**

To support the Analytical R&D portfolio using a broad range of separation,

spectroscopy and detection techniques to deliver analytical methodology capable of

operating in development and manufacturing environments.


Works closely with analytical experts and project teams to provide timely support for

chemists and formulators in the form of quality data which can be used in support of

regulatory documentation (e.g. new drug applications).

Independently carries out all aspects of practical work necessary to provide right

first time quality results for project teams including data reviewing activities.

Works with colleagues and subject matter experts to assess the most appropriate

analytical tools to support project activities and maintains a focus on timely delivery to

agreed project and corporate milestones. Plans and reviews own work schedules to meet


Provides exemplary analytical support to projects, including, for example, development of

methodology for and testing of in-process control samples, intermediates and API as well

as excipient, packaging component testing, stability samples, finished bulk and packaged

drug products.

Assists in the maintenance and renewal of laboratory instruments, systems or apparatus

and in the maintenance and continuous improvement of safe and effective working


Maintains written records of all experimental work in accordance with GLP/GMP and

departmental philosophies.

Maintains a contemporary awareness of Global Business Practices, methods,

specifications, SOPs, Pharmacopoeial trends, ICH guidelines and regulatory expectations.

Shows supportive leader behaviours and is a positive advocate for new technology,

process improvements and informatics initiatives designed to increase efficiency and


Direct supervision is not an envisaged part of the role but it is expected that the successful candidate will be capable of organising and planning his/her own work to achieve consistently right first time high quality results.

**Qualifications, Experience and Skills**

A minimum of a honours degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related discipline is essential.

A Masters Degree and/or relevant work experience in a pharmaceutical laboratory based role, ideally a chemistry or analytical laboratory, or related environment is desirable.

Comfortable working as part of multi-disciplinary, cross-functional teams is essential.

A strong desire to develop their own technical skill set is essential.

Good knowledge of fundamental organic chemistry, functional group recognition and compound characterisation with some experience using spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques is essential.

Good lab safety awareness is essential.

Good attention to detail and able to spot potential errors in own work and work of others.

Highly literate and numerate with the ability to accurately record observations, facts, data and conclusions during experimental work or GMP investigations is essential.

The ability to extract relevant information from scientific literature is essential.

**Closing Statement**

This position holds a UK Grade 6.

The closing deadline for applications is 31st January 2018

We will only accept applications from colleagues via the formal route within Workday. Please do not submit paper or e-mail applications.

In line with good development planning, colleagues should discuss their suitability and/or readiness for a vacancy with their line manager prior to application. Colleagues are required to inform their manager if they are invited to attend interview. Where a line manager is not able to support an application either for suitability, readiness or business reasons, and a colleague continues to make an application, it is possible that an offer may not be made or may be withdrawn.

Applications not received by the closing date will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances and will require the support of your senior management team.

All applicants must have the relevant authorisation to live and work in the UK.

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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