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Principal Scientist, NMR Spectroscopist


Groton, CT
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**An opening is available for an NMR Scientist in the Structure Elucidation Group, Pharmaceutical Sciences Small Molecule Division of Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development in Groton, CT.**

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Small Molecule Structure Elucidation Group supports all areas of drug development. It is responsible for the characterization of drug candidates, formulations, excipients, degradation products and impurities via NMR. The group interacts with technology and project groups throughout Pfizer. In addition to extensive research NMR capabilities, our group also supports a small open access NMR facility. The position will be heavily focused on all aspects of the structure elucidation and characterization of small organic molecules.


+ Elucidate structures and solve scientific questions for small molecules of pharmaceutical interest using multidimensional liquids NMR.

+ Work within a team of disparate scientific disciplines as a functional member (e.g., working closely with mass spectrometrists, NMR spectroscopists, purification scientists, organic chemists, etc.) as a subject matter expert.

+ The individual will be expected to provide strong technical and strategic input and to ensure efficient and timely execution of deliverables.

+ Act as NMR liaison/subject matter expert at portfolio project team meetings.

+ Investigate and implement novel NMR experiments and technologies.

+ Write technical documents.

+ Communicate routinely with chemists within Small Molecule Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as other divisions throughout Pfizer globally.

+ Provide open access NMR support for over 100 chemists and engineers.


+ B.S./M.S. degree with 10+ years of NMR experience or a Ph.D. degree in chemistry or equivalent with expertise in small molecule NMR with 5+ years of experience.


+ Experience in structural elucidation of small molecules using solution NMR.

+ A strong understanding of the theory and application of NMR spectroscopy.

+ Knowledge of Bruker and Varian NMR systems.

+ Pharmaceutical industry experience desirable.

+ Proven track record of technology implementation as demonstrated by publication/presentation records.

+ Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to carry out independent research are required.

+ S trong interest and motivation to learn new technologies and concepts is expected.

+ Experience with NMR processing software (Topspin, Mnova, ACD).

+ Experience with chromatography, mass spectrometry, and molecular modeling is beneficial .


+ Ability to perform complex data analysis.

**Additional Offer Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: December 31, 2017**

+ **This job is Pfizer Exempt US Grade: 011** Additional Location Information: Groton, CTEligible for Relocation Package: YesEligible 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**

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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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