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Job Title Senior Scientist

JobID 1046435-1852

Location: Groton, CT

Description *About Pfizer*

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.

*Role Description*

This position resides in the Process Development group within Drug Product Design. The primary responsibility is to provide drug product formulation and manufacturing process design expertise in order to deliver the R & D portfolio, including hands-on support for dosage form development activities. Responsible for commercial formulation and manufacturing process design of pharmaceutical oral dosage forms (both immediate and modified release) for new drug candidates as well as technology transfer to commercial manufacturing sites. May serve as Drug Product Lead on matrix Pharm Sci Project Teams, and lead appropriate Drug Product Sub-Team activities. Additional responsibilities may include leading or supporting departmental initiatives such as new technology development and continuous improvement projects. Interfaces with other departments on projects and represents the organization to external groups.


*Utilize technical experience, fundamental scientific knowledge and agreed Best Practices in formulation design and process development of pharmaceutical dosage forms for predominantly small molecules in the Pfizer R&D portfolio. Provides laboratory support as needed for project progression.*Utilizes appropriate predictive models and Science of Scale approaches to understand mechanical and physico-chemical characteristics of pharmaceutical compounds and formulations/process to drive decisions and assess drug product performance. *Proactively address and/or solve formulation and processing problems using scientific methods and computational approaches. *Capture key knowledge and formulation design/process development activities and learning in technical reports and shares with the Pfizer pharmaceutical development community. *Collaborate with other groups within the department in order to define and implement commercial dosage form design and development strategies consistent with project timelines.*Lead drug product development activities (pre and post-registration) and technology transfer to the commercial sites. If needed, provide on-site support for manufacture of clinical, registration and validation campaigns. *Represent the department at the divisional level and provide recommendations to the partner lines and/or cross-functional teams.*Author relevant regulatory submission documentation to support global filings. Collaborate with regulatory-CMC colleagues and provide continual post-filing support including PAI and regulatory query responses from various agencies. *Maintains an awareness of and contributes to current scientific literature; actively applies new concepts as appropriate. *Additional responsibilities include leading or supporting departmental initiatives such as new technology development and continuous improvement projects.


MINIMUM: BS 8 years experience, MS 5 years experience, or PhD in Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or BiophysicsDESIRABLE: PhD with 0 to 4 years experience in Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Biophysics preferred TECHNICAL SKILLS DESIRABLE: Experience in pharmaceutical dosage form development, technology transfer and a strong desire to design, execute (hands-on), analyze and interpret laboratory experiments related to drug product development. Demonstrated knowledge about the three pillars of drug development - biopharmaceutics, stability and manufacturability. Broad technical knowledge and experience with issues related to the design and development of pharmaceutical dosage forms, related scientific problem solving, and regulatory strategy and documentation. Strong organizational skills, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. OTHER ATTRIBUTES:Solid scientific understanding of physical pharmacy and general pharmaceutics applicable to dosage form design and enginerring principles relevant to manufacturing process development. Strong scientific leadership and direction of new technology initiatives. Established record of scientific achievement (publications, patents) is a plus. Candidate should be able to work effectively as part of cross-functional teams and embrace team work.

*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.

*Senior Scientist*
*Groton, Connecticut*

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