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Principal Scientist, Culture Process Development

Pfizer


Location:
Andover, MA
Date:
01/03/2018
2018-01-032018-02-03
Pfizer
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Job Details

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.







A Principal Scientist/Group Leader position is available within the Culture Process Development (CPD) group in Bioprocess R&D (BRD). The successful applicant will lead a group of scientists and engineers responsible for the development of scalable culture processes for the clinical/ commercial manufacture of proteins and other biologicals,. She/He will be expected to provide strong technical, strategic and organizational leadership, effectively manage a multi-project development portfolio and make strong technical and strategic contributions to multi-disciplinary/ cross-functional development project teams so as to ensure efficient and timely execution of CPD deliverables.







**MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES**







+ Provides visible, passionate and optimistic organizational/ technical/ personal leadership and fosters colleague engagement; models and engenders desired values and behaviors, including quality, integrity, respect, collaboration and personal accountability.



+ Has the ability and mastery (technical and interpersonal skills, awareness of functional area deliverables and business/ Regulatory context) to train/ mentor more junior colleagues in specific lab techniques or processes.



+ Contributes to Project, Technical and Strategic Teams as appropriate; reaches across organizational, functional and geographic boundaries to provide appropriate context and communication (in both directions) so as to ensure effective technical and strategic integration at all internal and external interfaces (Research, Bioprocess development, Analytical, Safety, CMOs, Commercial manufacturing, etc.), as appropriate.



+ Establishes and drives relevant and impactful innovation programs, to enhance upstream manufacturing/ characterization technologies and work-processes; ensures that innovation strategy is aligned with broader business drivers and current and emerging Regulatory paradigms.



+ Ensures effective, high-quality, timely and appropriate documentation in electronic laboratory notebooks and internal Technical Reports; contributes to Regulatory Filings and responses to Regulatory questions; presents data/ strategy to scientists and management in appropriate internal and external venues (technical meetings, Project Team meetings, conferences) and publishes in peer-reviewed journals, as appropriate.



+ Contributes to safe, efficient, effective and harmonious lab environment through personal responsibility/ accountability - ensures appropriate cleanliness and status/ operability of shared or assigned lab space or equipment; strong lab citizen and collaborative team player; approaches the job with energy and commitment; demonstrates initiative - identifies what needs to be done and makes it happen.







**BASIC QUALIFICATIONS**







+ PhD in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Microbiology or related field with 4-8 years of experience in a relevant research environment or MS Degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Microbiology or related field with 8-12 years of experience in a relevant research environment



+ Strong mammalian cell culture expertise required, knowledge pertaining to other heterologous expression systems desirable



+ An in-depth knowledge of bioreactor operations and in particular perfusion cell culture highly desirable



+ Strong trouble-shooting skills and extreme attention to detail required



+ Excellent oral and written communications skills



+ Experience working with small-scale bioreactors (1-3 Liters) within a biopharmaceutical environment.



+ Scale-up & Scale-down experience while working within a GMP facility







**NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS**







+ Will be required to occasionally travel domestically and internationally (0-10%) to support technology development and/or clinical manufacturing activities as well as technology transfer to commercial manufacturing.







**ADDITIONAL OFFER DETAILS**







+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: January 31, 2018**



+ Additional Location Information: Andover, MA



+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes







**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.







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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