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Senior Associate Scientist, Cell Culture Process Development


Andover, MA
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Job Title Senior Associate Scientist, Cell Culture Process Development

JobID 1617300

Location: Andover, MA

Description The Cell Culture Process Development Senior Associate Scientist is a highly productive, technical, lab-based individual contributor who, independently or with appropriate supervision, applies technical and scientific knowledge and practical experience to deliver high quality technical/ laboratory results. The Cell Culture Process Development Senior Associate Scientist efficiently and successfully executes CPD Platforms and other Work Processes in the development of mammalian culture processes suitable for non-GMP and/ or GMP production of protein biotherapeutics and documents all lab activities in notebooks/ elsewhere as required and appropriate, in a timely fashion.


+ Authors technical reports, presents/ discusses their lab data in appropriate venues (such as CPD Lab Meetings and Project Team meetings), contributes to internal/ external posters/ publications and contributes to Regulatory Filings/responses to Regulatory questions.

+ Contributes to CPD novel technology development and work process optimization activities in grade-appropriate manner. Depending on experience, has ability (technical and interpersonal skills, and awareness of functional area deliverables) to provide training/ mentoring of more junior colleagues in specific lab techniques or processes.

+ Supports the CPD Group Leader by providing feedback, information, and ideas regarding project, technology, and organization development.


+ B.S./ M.S. in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Chemical/Biochemical engineering with 2-5 years of work experience in Cell Culture and/or Fermentation preferred

+ Prior experience transferring or supporting on-site and off-site clinical manufacturing is desirable

+ Exposure to regulatory guidance and how they influence CPD development practices

+ Excellent oral and written communications skills

+ Potential to take on roles of increasing complexity and responsibility

+ Ability to perform mathematical calculations and moderate to complex data analysis

+ Proficiency with Microsoft /equivalent software tools


+ Experience working in a GMP facility

+ Exposure to AMBR and/or Bench Scale Bioreactors.


+ Occasional night and weekend work may be required

+ Occasional travel may be required (0-5%)


+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: December 13, 2017**

+ **his job is Pfizer Exempt US Grade: 004**

+ Location Information: Andover, MA

**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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