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Process Development Scientist


Lake Forest, IL
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This position will be supporting Biosimilars Pharmaceutical Sciences as a Process Development Scientist. This role is accountable for the successful execution of process characterization, site specific characterization, scale-up, and technical transfers of Hospira, a Pfizer company's follow-on biosimilar products from Biosimilars Pharmaceutical Science to the manufacturing facility. The resulting studies from the scientist's laboratory work will be used to support clinical and/or commercial manufacturing of late stage biosimilar drug products and submission and updates to health authorities.

+ Hands-on laboratory work, managing projects, and coordinating development activities with other Pfizer sites/external contract research organizations.

+ Plan and execute laboratory studies, make detailed observations, analyze and interpret data

+ Maintain documentation, author clear and user-friendly technical documents such as study protocols, and investigation reports with minimal supervision.

+ Must know how to effectively run small projects, coordinate activities in small groups, and run scale-up and scale-down experiments to support Formulation, Fill, and Finish operations of drug products.

+ Ability to present and clearly communicate results and technical analysis to technical and non-technical people within and outside of company.

+ Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.

+ Work independently, make critical project decision based on laboratory studies and investigation

+ Coordinate and support tech transfer activities by drafting protocols, reviewing data, and writing reports

+ Must display personal accountability for results, integrity and uncompromising dedication to quality.

+ May perform other duties as assigned.


MS degree in Engineering or Science with 3 to 5 years of experience or BS degree with 6 to 10 years of relevant experience in, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemical/Biochemical/Mechanical Engineering. A background in biopharmaceutical manufacturing and experience and awareness of sterile liquid fill-finish (vials and syringes) would be a real advantage.

**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: Friday, Feb 16, 2018

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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