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Sr. Scientist Drug Product Manufacturing Technology


Kalamazoo, MI
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Applies technical expertise to develop solutions to a wide range of problems of varying complexity and identifies and implements process and equipment efficiency, safety, quality and/or cost improvement. Works with and supports Quality and Operations with investigation of deviations.

Solutions are imaginative, practical, thorough, and consistent with organizational objectives. Able to adapt and respond positively to a variety of situations and people in order to meet changing departmental priorities.


+ Works independently, with only general direction.

+ Recommends actions and independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

+ Gathers, analyzes, applies, and interprets information; identify cause and effect relationships. Operates within established HR policies. may refer to precedents and policies. Contributes to the completion of specific programs and projects. Ensures that projects are completed on schedule following established procedures and schedules. Decisions frequently impact the department/project team and delivery of objectives

+ Provides technical support for Drug Product Operations.

+ Develops and validates manufacturing processes for drug products, including new or revised dosages or presentations, taking into consideration problems inherent in the transfer of technology from research, other sites, or other areas within the site to production.

+ Conducts tests and measurements throughout the stages of production to determine control over applicable variables.

+ Identifies and implements process and equipment efficiency, safety, quality and/or cost improvements.

+ Supports Quality and Operations with investigation of deviations.

+ Performs root-cause analysis and identifies appropriate, effective corrective and preventive actions; Implements corrective and preventive actions in conjunction with other enabling groups (i.e. Engineering, Maintenance, Quality, Validation, EHS).

+ Works comfortably and interchangeably on the manufacturing floor and in lab and office environments.


+ BS in science related field (engineering, chemistry, pharmaceutical science, etc.)

+ Minimum five years industry experience

+ MS in related field with minimum 3 years experience, **or** PhD.

+ Experience in formulation, process development, or manufacturing is required and depth of experience will be considered together with education for candidate selection.

+ Experience in sterile injectables and biologics would be a plus.

This position is part of a career path/progression that includes four levels of opportunity.

**Technical Skills Requirements:**

+ Ability to perform laboratory studies and analyze and interpret data from a variety of sources.

+ Able to apply solid reasoning skills to process development and investigations.

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

+ Must communicate well upward, downward, and across the organization.

+ Strong organizational skills and flexibility in handling a variety of assignments.

+ Desirable to have Six-Sigma training or other Right First Time training.


Sitting, standing, walking and other activity common to lab and office requirements. Use of eye, hand, and other personal protection (as necessary) is required in laboratory and production environment.


Colleague must be willing to work off-shift and weekends when project demands require it.

**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: February 2, 2018**

+ **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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