28 days old

Formulation scientist, Innovative Parenteral Product Development (IPPD ), Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sandwich, IL 60548
Role Summary:

**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 Controls capability that encompasses state of the art active pharmaceutical ingredient synthesis and drug product design as well as a cGMP manufacturing and clinical trials supply chain. Within Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Innovative Parenteral Product Development ( IPPD )department utilises expertise in analytical chemistry, materials science, formulation design and process understanding to deliver innovative new parenteral medicines.

We are seeking a formulation scientist to work in a team environment (under supervision of a team leader) engaged in the design, development, analysis and characterisation of parenteral pharmaceutical dosage forms.

You will predominantly be involved in a laboratory and pilot plant 'hands-on' role, working in IPPD on assigned drug product and technology projects.

Role responsibilities:

+ Contribute to / be responsible for planning, generating and delivering high quality scientific experimentation and data to promote the timely progression of parenteral dosage forms for novel drug candidates (which may include formulation design, technology and process development and associated analytical assessment).

+ Meet established project deliverables and stakeholder needs, maintaining quality and reporting findings either verbally or in written format including accurate, timely entries are made in e-laboratory notebook system according to accepted good practice , both within IPPD and the wider Pharmaceutical Sciences project team. With guidance of project team members, evaluate, interpret and report results.

+ Develop and maintain a contemporary in-depth understanding of the science and technology of parenteral pharmaceutical dosage forms together with a regulatory awareness, and apply this knowledge to development of assigned drug candidates. Communicate within the IPPD team the results of literature searches and other areas of active learning to promote project development.

+ Ensure familiarity / compliance with appropriate safety and quality documentation (SOPs, instruction manuals, risk assessments).

+ Under the mentorship of subject matter experts, your existing knowledge will be enhanced through engagement in a programme of dynamic learning and training tailored to accelerate your contribution to the diverse business of IPPD - in particular, the design, development, optimisation, scale-up and technology transfer of parenteral pharmaceutical dosage forms for manufacture of clinical / commercial drug product, complemented by active pharmaceutical ingredient ( API ) characterisation and solid form design, and understanding of biopharmaceutics.

Basic qualifications

Degree / HND (or equivalent qualification) in pharmaceutical or allied scientific discipline.

Practical experience in a pharmaceutical setting which may include general laboratory procedures, drug product characterisation techniques, formulation development / manufacturing techniques

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 iscommitted to celebratingthis,in all itsforms - 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: 2020-04-30 Expires: 2020-05-30

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