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Principal Scientist


Kalamazoo, MI
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Work effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, laboratory/production environment to implement process analytical technology (PAT) that supports Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and Drug Product (DP) Manufacturing Operations. Identify, develop, and deliver PAT applications in support of commercial manufacturing in Kalamazoo. Support the Process Analytical Technology (PAT) program and the Operational Excellence initiatives utilizing advanced analytical, chemometric, and statistical skills to upgrade process performance and/or increase process knowledge. Support product transfers, new product development, and cost improvement projects.


Primary responsibilities will be to identify potential PAT applications and perform feasibility studies. Work with API/DP colleagues to develop methods/models and method validation studies. Support implementation of PAT applications into manufacturing setting. Perform multi-variable analysis to support API/DP operations.


B.S. or M.S. degree in organic, analytical, or physical chemistry or another relevant scientific discipline.

B.S. degree candidates should have a minimum of 9 years of relevant laboratory/manufacturing experience.

M.S. degree candidates should have a minimum of 7 years of relevant laboratory/manufacturing experience.

Ph.D. degree candidates should have a minimum of 4 years of relevant laboratory/manufacturing experience.

Minimum 3 years with production applicable PAT experience is preferred. Broad spectroscopy background preferred with the ability to perform multi-variable analysis.

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


The position involves working in a laboratory/production environment, which may include standing for long periods of time and working with chemicals. The position requires the ability to perform mathematical calculations including complex data analysis.


The position may require colleagues to work off-hours, weekends and/or holidays to meet business or customer needs.


Provide the primary groups or key role(s) that this role will have interaction with as a regular part of the role responsibilities. Include any external interactions as appropriate.

Process and Product Technology Chemistry, Engineering, and DPMT sections

Quality Operations (QA and Labs)

API and DP Operations

PfizerCentreOne Sales group


Compendial Affairs

Business Technology


**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 Job Details:**

+ Last date to apply for job: January 31, 2018

+ Eligible for Relocation Package - yes

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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