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Scientist, Marketed Product Support


Lake Forest, IL
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This position is in the Lake Forest Marketed Product Support (LF-MPS) department of the Bio-manufacturing & Aseptic Sciences Group (BASG) within the Global Technology Services (GTS) group at Pfizer Inc. The scope of support activities that LF-MPS offers includes: technical support for complex analytical and process investigations, supporting the design approaches for process validation in conjunction with operations teams, assessment and support of on market products in the areas of non-conforming materials, line extensions and second sourcing activities.

As a member of LF-MPS, the scientist will primarily be responsible for laboratory activities (e.g. elemental analysis, validation, stability testing, problematic method remediation, and method transfers) for assigned projects. This individual will also prepare and review technical documents, including validation protocols/ reports and test procedures. Additionally, he/she will also independently perform all technical assignments, and is able to troubleshoot analytical instrumentation.


+ Demonstrated experience in elemental impurity testing using ICP-MS.

+ Proficient in chromatographic separations

+ Ability to work independently, and to present analytical results and conclusions.

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal are required.

+ Designs, follows and reviews protocols, scientific methods, and departmental procedures.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

+ Develop and validate methods for elemental impurity testing using ICP-MS instrumentations.

+ Remediate problematic analytical methods.

+ Support developmental and exhibit batch stability testing, as well as other studies to support regulatory submissions.

+ When required perform experiments in accordance with cGMP regulations, established business processes and protocols, and applicable SOPs.

+ Document laboratory work that is detailed, timely and in compliance with GSP/GMP requirements

+ Conduct technical data reviews, and present data interpretation and conclusions to customers for making informed decisions.

+ Prepares and reviews technical documents, including validation protocols and reports, analytical test procedures, investigation reports, and change controls.


+ The applicant **must have a BS or MS degree. Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is required.**

+ **Have a proven experience in ICP-MS, and separation techniques.**

+ **Strong written and oral communication skills are required** .

+ **Independent, accountable, attention to detail, ability to effectively balance multiple projects, and strong interpersonal/communication skills are required.**

+ Must be highly motivated and self-directed

+ Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and works well with personnel at all levels.

**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.

**Last Date to Apply for Job: 5/21/2018**

+ Additional Location Information: Lake Forest, IL

+ Eligible for Relocation Package

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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