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Bioprocess R&D Pilot Plant Engineer/Scientist


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Job Title Bioprocess R&D Pilot Plant Engineer/Scientist

JobID 1044394-1852

Location: Andover, MA

Description *About Pfizer*

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

*Role Description*

The Pilot Plant Scientist/Engineer will be part of a diverse team of scientists and engineers focused on scale up and optimization of mammalian and bacterial fermentation, purification, and conjugation processes enabling efficient production of toxicology and process development supplies to advance Pfizer's Bio-therapeutics portfolio.


Responsibilities include scale-up and development of Pilot Plant processes for non-GMP production, generation of process batch records, acquisition of raw materials, and the purchase, installation, and start up of new capital equipment. The incumbent will also be responsible for the mining and evaluation of process data, modeling, and the generation of reports to support manufacturing scale up. Training of development personnel for safe and effective operations in the Pilot Plant and process safety assessment are also crucial. This Scientist/Engineer will collaborate on experimental studies and clinical manufacturing. This Scientist/Engineer will contribute to internally reviewed technical reports, and make presentations to scientists and management. The Scientist/Engineer will be responsible for executing operational efficiency improvements and planning and implementing improvements across Bioprocess R&D work processes.Dedication to maintaining and operating in a safe work environment


BS or MS degree in a biological or engineering discipline, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent.Requires 3 - 7 years experience in biologics process development, technology transfer and/or bioprocess manufacturing. Prior experience in a Biological Pilot Plant or Commercial Manufacturing setting is desired. Knowledge of Biological Pilot Plant operations including cell culture and downstream processing is needed. Experience transferring biologics processes to pilot plants or manufacturing organizations, and knowledge of computerized and automated control systems, and data acquisition in these environments is desirable. Prior experience in process equipment commissioning and preparation of cGMP or GLP documentation is preferred. Demonstrated capability to work as a team member in a matrix development team. Ability to work under minimal supervision. Applicants must be organized, self-motivated, and capable of working independently, and in a collaborative environment. The successful candidate will possess strong oral and written communication skills. Strong analytical and computer skills are required. It would be advantageous for the successful candidate to have knowledge of the drug development process for progression of a biological candidate. Thorough knowledge of Biological Pilot Plant operations including mammalian cell culture, process chromatography, ultrafiltration, and filtration and an understanding of how to scale and control these processes is needed.Strong understanding of core principles of biotechnology, process equipment, process control, engineering concepts, material management and a broad understanding of Pharmaceutical industry practices.Ability to work independently and adapt to rapidly changing priorities.Understanding of continuous improvement tools (LEAN/Six Sigma, 5S, etc) Must be capable of generating documents utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Must be able to lift 50 lbs. torque tri clamp connections. May have to spend extended periods of time standing.NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Occasional travel may be required.

*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.

*Bioprocess R&D Pilot Plant Engineer/Scientist*
*Andover, Massachusetts*

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