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Job Title Senior Scientist

JobID 1047851-1852

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*

As a Senior Scientist within the Biocatalysis Technologies Group the candidate will develop biocatalytic chemical syntheses in support of medicinal chemistry programs. The candidate will identify opportunities for the application of biocatalysis within Pfizer's early stage pharmaceutical development programs, conduct screening and optimization of biocatalytic processes and employ these biotransformations to advance the small molecule API portfolio.*Please submit your resume and a research summary with your application. A research summary is required to be considered for this position.*


Responsibilities include:*The design, development and execution of biocatalysis-based chemical processes to support early stage pharmaceutical development.*Independent employment of a comprehensive understanding of established and modern biocatalysis methodologies to drive projects.*The chemical synthesis of pharmaceutical intermediates in support of biocatalytic route development.*Working with external partners to run biocatalytic processes and acquire biocatalysts.*The development of new biocatalysis-based technologies.*May be responsible for enzyme engineering and biocatalyst production.


*PhD in a chemistry or biology-based subject with a focus on biocatalysis and chemical synthesis with 0-3 years of experience. Post-doctoral experience is desirable.*Excellent track record of developing and executing biocatalytic chemical processes is essential.*Expert understanding of and strong contributions to the biocatalysis-based chemistry literature are essential.*Comprehensive knowledge of established and modern chemical synthesis methodologies is required.*Strong analytical and biocatalytic/chemical problem solving skills are required.*Experience of molecular biology is desirable.*Experience of biocatalyst production techniques is desirable.NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS:Some (limited) travel may be required for this role.

*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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