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ScientistAnalytical Sciences

Pfizer


Location:
Kalamazoo, MI
Date:
09/19/2017
2017-09-192017-10-18
Job Code:
1051778
Pfizer
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Job Title ScientistAnalytical Sciences

JobID 1051778

Location: Kalamazoo, MI

Description Summary:

Scientific and Laboratory Services (SLS) - Analytical Sciences is a team within Pfizer Global Supply - Global Quality Operations - Quality Systems &; Compliance. SLS-Analytical Sciences provides scientific and analytical support to Pfizer's manufacturing sites and other key customers worldwide.



Job Description:

Our scientists provide (1) analytical testing such as impurity identification/preparation,

extractables &; leachables evaluation and investigative application of specialized laboratory instrumentation; (2) Comprehensive support for the entire Analytical Method Lifecycle; (3) Technical consulting for challenging site investigations that support cGMP compliance, supply continuity, product (re)registration or cost of supply; and (4) analytical support for Pfizer's Intellectual Property Enforcement through generic and branded product monitoring and counterfeit testing to support supply chain integrity.



Typical duties include (1) performing analyses using traditional and state-of-the-art analytical techniques, (2) developing or evaluating new test methodologies or analytical applications, (3) validating and transferring analytical methods, (4) generating data to support site manufacturing and/or complaint investigations and resolving project-related questions, (5) troubleshooting equipment and methods, (6) analyzing and interpreting analytical data, (7) preparing or reviewing written procedures, protocols and reports, (8) providing technical training to others, and (9) contributing to improved laboratory operations processes and procedures.

Duties may also include: (10) working directly with project sponsors and/or SLS Managers/Team Leaders to evaluate project requests and manage projects to insure that timelines and deliverables are met, (11) serving as technical subject matter expert or consultant to project teams or a functional area.



Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or related field with a minimum of 3 years analytical chemistry experience.



M.S. degree in Chemistry or related field with a minimum of 5 years analytical chemistry experience.



B.S. degree in Chemistry or related field with a minimum of 7 years analytical chemistry experience.



Experience in the pharmaceutical industry with analytical development and validation and/or characterization of materials, active ingredients and Drug Products in a GMP environment is required.



Work experience/skills: A broad knowledge of applied and theoretical analytical chemistry is required. A working knowledge of organic chemistry, including degradation mechanisms of pharmaceutical active ingredients and pharmaceutical products is highly desired but not required.



Strong time management and organization skills are required. The ability to work with minimal supervision is required. Must have demonstrated the ability to independently manage technical projects and provide technical direction to others. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with non-US based colleagues are required. Fluency in or knowledge of a second language (e.g. Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese) is desirable, but not required.



This position requires a DEA clearance as part of the background check to allow for handling of DEA scheduled controlled substances.



Expertise with HPLC, GC, HPLC/MS and/or GC/MS technology using automated data acquisition systems is required. Experience with FT-IR, Raman, ICP and/or other spectroscopic techniques is desired. Demonstrated independent accomplishment of complex analytical method development and validation is required. The ideal candidate will have experience with API, in-process, and finished dosage form methods. The candidate must possess strong analytical problem-solving and troubleshooting skills. Knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry and the ability to predict potential API impurities and degradants is highly desired. Knowledge of cGMP laboratory requirements is required.



Physical/Mental Requirements:

No atypical physical conditions exist nor are unusual physical abilities required to successfully function in role. Position represents a typical laboratory-based function.



Non-Standard Work Schedule Travel or Environment Requirements:

Work is primarily accomplished on first shift, but may include early mornings or late evenings to communicate with global customers or address laboratory operations. Occasional travel may be required to visit global customer sites. Occasional handling of hazardous substances may be required (OEB5).



E **EO & 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: September 20, 2017**

**This job is Pfizer Exempt (US/PR) Grade: 007**

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 bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



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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