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Job Title Scientist, Analytical R&D

JobID 1617226

Location: St Louis, MO

Description 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.


The qualified candidate will join the Analytical R&D organization to enable development of biological therapeutics in Chesterfield, MO. Within Analytical R&D the candidate will join the Project Progression & Biochemistry Group focused on recombinant protein therapeutics, monoclonal antibodies, conjugates, vaccines and other biological modalities. This group develops analytical methodologies and strategies needed to progress biotherapeutic products in the pipeline; this includes method development, process support, formulation and stability support, excipient analysis, product characterization and method qualification.


+ Perform various experiments for analytical method development/qualification/validation and characterization for biotherapeutics and vaccines under moderate supervision using core technologies such as HPLC and CE.

+ Perform all experiments under applicable safety and regulatory compliances.

+ The candidate is responsible for generating high quality data in support of other business lines in Analytical R&D (ARD) using core analytical methodologies (such as HPLC and CE) for biological molecules, reviewing others experiments and data, and documenting data/results according to applicable compliances including authoring documentation.

+ Generate high quality results in support of various business unit projects in a timely manner.

+ Present/communicate data/results within group as well as to other groups within Pfizer.

+ Document data/results according to applicable compliances, such as GLP and GMP.

+ Review colleagues experiments and results as needed.

+ Accountable for completing the assigned tasks and communicate aberrant results in a timely manner.

+ Complete required reports/documentation in support of regulatory filings.


+ BS in Chemistry or Biochemistry or related fields with 5-10 years of experience or MS in Chemistry of Biochemistry or related fields with 2-5 years of experience.

+ Prior experience with HPLC analysis with a preference for experience with biological molecules required.

+ Prior experience with analysis for proteins required.

+ Familiarization with various general laboratory techniques in chemistry/biochemistry required.

+ Other experience requirements: capillary electrophoresis, UV-vis spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry.

+ Effective oral and written communication skills as well as ability in working in a team-based, fast-past environment is also required.

+ Prior experience with excipient analysis desired.

+ Prior experience with CAD and RI detectors for HPLC analysis desired.

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: October 27, 2017

This job is Pfizer Exempt US Grade : 6

Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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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