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Pharmaceutical Sciences R&D Formulation Scientist


Lake Forest, IL
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Supporting the Pfizer Essential Health (PEH) business unit, the Pharmaceutical Sciences R&D Formulation Scientist will primarily be responsible for laboratory and manufacturing activities for assigned sterile injectable projects (e.g. formulation and process development, tech transfer, validation support). In collaboration with the analytical group, this position will generate development and submissable data for assigned projects using a Quality by Design (QbD) approach; investigate formulation and process performance, reliability and improvement issues.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an R&D professional to grow professionally/scientifically through involvement in a large variety of project portfolios of complex and differentiated pharmaceutical sterile injectable drugs.

This position is located at a flagship R&D site in north suburban Chicago/Lake Forest; relocation provided.


+ Plans and executes formulation/process development assignments and activities to meet established project goals and timelines.

+ Directly or through others, supports formulation and process development for complex drug product projects from formulation design through exhibit batch manufacture.

+ Performs standard analytical testing .

+ Works directly with parties beyond PEH PharmSci/R&D, including but not limited to 3rd party analytical labs, CMOs, and involvement with other divisions of Pfizer.

+ Writes protocols or propose specifications based on USP, ICH or other compendial or regulatory requirements.

+ Performs duties with a high level of independence.


+ BS with 5 or more years OR MS with 3 or more years of direct management of projects as it relates to formulation development

+ A Ph.D. in a field related to pharmaceutical sciences is highly desired.

+ Experience in process development of complex drug products (eg, sterile injectable suspension/emulsion, nanoparticles, peptide, and ophthalmic, etc. dosage forms).

+ Knowledge in the design of manufacturing equipment at development and commercial scales.

+ Knowledge of and experience with effective strategies to develop, scale-up and transfer complex R&D processes to Clinical and Commercial Manufacturing.

+ Working experience with chromatography based analytical methods.

**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.

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

Other Information

+ Last day to apply: Dec 17, 2017

+ Eligible for relocation package

+ Eligible for employee referral bonus

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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