1+ months

Formulation Scientist, Drug Product Design (DPD), Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sandwich, IL 60548
Pfizer Purpose:

**Breakthroughs that change patients' lives...** At Pfizer we are a patient centric company guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity and excellence. Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives.

An essential component of Pfizer at Sandwich, our Pharmaceutical Sciences function supports Pfizer's early to late stage portfolio translating new chemical entities into commercial drug products. Pharmaceutical Sciences at Sandwich is a fully integrated Chemistry Manufacturing and Control (CMC) capability that encompasses state of the art active pharmaceutical ingredient synthesis and drug product design as well as a current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) clinical trials supply chain. Within Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Drug Product Design department utilises expertise in materials science, formulation design and process understanding to deliver innovative new medicines.

We are seeking a formulation and process design scientist to work in a team of research and technical staff, under supervision of a team leader, engaged in the design, development and characterisation of pharmaceutical dosage forms. You will predominantly be involved in a laboratory and pilot plant 'hands-on' role, working on assigned drug product projects. With appropriate guidance, you will contribute to planning, generating and delivering high quality work and data to support the timely progression of new chemical entities in Pfizer's portfolio. Under the mentorship of subject matter experts, your existing knowledge and experience will be enhanced through engagement in a programme of active learning and training tailored to accelerate your contribution to the diverse business of DPD - in particular, the design, development, optimisation, scale-up and technology transfer of pharmaceutical dosage forms.

Role Responsibilities:

+ Undertake high quality scientific experimentation to further the formulation and process development of dosage forms for novel drug candidates or product enhancement projects, which may include formulation design, process development and analytical assessment to derive appropriate data.

+ Support design and development of processes for manufacture of clinical supplies and commercial drug product and provide technical support to colleagues in GMP manufacturing facilities, where appropriate.

+ Develop and maintain a contemporary in-depth understanding of the science and technology of pharmaceutical dosage forms together with a regulatory awareness, and apply this knowledge to development of assigned drug candidates.

+ With support of project team members, evaluate, interpret and report results.

+ Ensure accurate, timely entries are made in electronic laboratory notebook system according to accepted good practice.

+ Compile and prepare technical reports in relation to project work.

+ Ensure compliance with appropriate documentation (SOPs, instruction manuals, risk assessments, etc.) so that all experimental / manufacturing-related activities are conducted in accordance with approved safety and quality procedures.

+ Ensure safe working practices are followed and maintained, both in own and others' work.


Graduate in pharmaceutical or allied sciences i.e. first degree in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science / technology, chemistry, chemical engineering, life sciences. Practical experience in a pharmaceutical setting which may include general laboratory procedures, drug product characterisation techniques, formulation development / manufacturing techniques. Evidence of consistently high-quality performance.

We aim to create a trusting, flexible workplace culture which encourages employees to achieve work life harmony, attracts talent and enables everyone to be their best working self. Let's start the conversation!

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer is committed to celebrating this, in all its forms - allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees.


Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

Research and Development


Posted: 2020-05-06 Expires: 2020-08-05

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