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Principal Scientist, Drug Product Manufacturing Technology


Kalamazoo, MI
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Job Title Principal Scientist, Drug Product Manufacturing Technology

JobID 1609825

Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Description **ROLE SUMMARY**

Provides technical support for Drug Product Operations with focus on biologics.

Develops and validates manufacturing processes for drug products, including new or revised dosages or presentations, taking into consideration problems inherent in the transfer of technology from research, other sites, or other areas within the site to production. Conducts tests and measurements throughout the stages of production to determine control over applicable variables. Supports regulatory submission preparation and query response.

Identifies and implements process and equipment efficiency, safety, quality and/or cost improvements.

Supports Quality and Operations with investigation of deviations. Performs root-cause analysis and identifies appropriate, effective corrective and preventive actions. Implements corrective and preventive actions in conjunction with other enabling groups (i.e. Engineering, Maintenance, Quality, Validation, EHS).

Works comfortably and interchangeably on the manufacturing floor and in lab and office environments.

This position is part of a career path/progression that includes three levels of opportunity - grade 7, 10 and 12. If you are already on the career path/progression and you are selected for the position, you will transfer laterally with no grade change if the position was posted at your current grade. However, if your grade is different than the posted grade and you are identified as the top candidate for the position, the posting will be re-opened for five days at your grade, with the candidate identified box checked. This will necessitate you to re-post your resume in order to be considered an applicant for the updated position.


**Problem Solving and Innovation:** Applies technical expertise to develop solutions to problems of varying complexity, often requiring the use of innovation and creativity. Ability to gather, analyze, interpret, relate and compare information from multiple sources and identify cause and effect relationships. Ensures solutions are consistent with organizational objectives. Able to adapt and respond positively to a variety of situations and people in order to meet changing departmental priorities. Operates within established HR policies.

**Discretion and Latitude:** Work is performed with limited direction. Exercises some latitude in determining objectives of assignment and may suggest extensions or new projects. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired results. Recommends changes to operating policies.

**Impact and Organizational Contribution:** Guides the successful completion of major programs and may be in a team or project leadership role. Contributes to achievement of team, plant and/or global goals. Ensures that projects are completed on schedule and within budget. Decisions consistently impact the ability of the department/project team to deliver their objectives. Monitors and coordinates the efforts of colleagues to achieve delivery of short-term to mid-term goals. Leads and motivates others, generating commitment and a shared sense of purpose. Enables others to contribute their best. Recommends, evaluates and applies new technologies.


**Education and Experience:** BS/MS/PhD in science related field (engineering, chemistry, pharmaceutical science, etc...)

This position is part of a career path/progression that includes three levels of opportunity - grade 7, 10 and 12. Experience in formulation, process development, or manufacturing is required and depth of experience will be considered together with education for candidate selection. The successful candidate will have experience with biologics.

**Technical Skills Requirements:** Ability to perform laboratory studies and analyze and interpret data from a variety of sources. Able to apply solid reasoning skills to process development and investigations.

Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Must communicate well upward, downward, and across the organization.

Strong organizational skills and flexibility in handling a variety of assignments.

Desirable to have Six-Sigma training or other Right First Time training


Sitting, standing, walking and other activity common to lab and office requirements. Use of eye, hand, and other personal protection (as necessary) is required in laboratory and production environment.


Colleague must be willing to work off-shift and weekends when project demands require it.


Relocation eligible

**EEO Statement**

**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.

**Additional Offer Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: August 24, 2017**

+ **Grade: 10**

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 bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

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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