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Senior Associate Scientist, Analytical Research & Development

Sandwich, IL 60548
**Senior Associate Scientist, Analytical Research & Development**

Here at Pfizer we have a specific purpose - to find 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.

Our Analytical Research and Development Department, at Pfizer Research & Development in Sandwich, UK plays a critical role in transforming patients' lives around the world by providing the research, development and manufacture of medicines for studies at all phases of clinical development. As part of Worldwide Research & Development in Pharmaceutical Sciences, we are responsible for the development and integration of analytical technology for the development and production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and drug products.

**Job Focus**

To support the Research & Development portfolio using a broad range of separation, spectroscopy and detection techniques to deliver analytical methodology capable of operating in development and manufacturing environments. To work closely with subject matter experts and project teams to provide timely and quality data to chemists and formulators which can be used in regulatory documentation (e.g. new drug applications).


+ Provides exemplary support to projects, including, for example, development of methodology for and testing of in-process control samples, intermediates and API as well as excipient, packaging component testing, stability samples, finished bulk and packaged drug products.

+ Working with colleagues and subject matter experts to assess the most appropriate analytical tools to support project activities, including use of computational predictive tools, modelling software and data visualisation tools where appropriate.

+ Independently carrying out all aspects of practical work necessary to provide right first time quality results for project teams including data reviewing activities. Maintaining a focus on timely delivery to project and corporate milestones.

+ Assisting in the maintenance and renewal of laboratory instruments, systems or apparatus and in the maintenance and continuous improvement of safe and effective working practices.

+ Maintaining written records of all experimental work in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice/Good Manufacturing Practice and departmental philosophies.

+ Maintaining a contemporary awareness of Pfizer Business Practices, methods, specifications, SOPs, Pharmacopoeial trends, ICH Guidelines and regulatory expectations.

+ Advocating new technology, process improvements and informatics initiatives designed to increase efficiency and compliance.


A minimum of a Bachelors degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related discipline.


+ Good knowledge of fundamental organic chemistry, functional group recognition and compound characterisation and use of spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques.

+ Highly literate and numerate with the ability to accurately record observations, facts, data and conclusions during experimental work or GMP investigations.

+ The ability to use computational predictive tools, modelling software or data visualisation tools.

+ The ability to extract relevant information from scientific literature.

+ Comfortable working as part of multi-disciplinary, cross-functional teams.

+ A strong desire to develop their own technical skill set.

+ Good lab safety awareness.

**Flexible working**

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!

**Employee Equal Opportunities**

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: 2020-05-05 Expires: 2020-08-05

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