1+ months

Senior Scientist

Pearl River, NY 10965

The incumbent develops and performs the diverse purification/recovery operations required to optimize the production of vaccine candidates. These include, but not limited to, recovery and purification of the candidate antigen and analytical characterization. Expertise will be used to develop new techniques, to critically evaluate results and suggest approaches to solve problems. Careful documentation and presentation of work is required. Work is to be done in a compliant manner according to SOP guidelines.


Develop, optimize, and scale-up recovery/purification for the preparation of vaccine candidates up to pilot plant scale. Independently plan and execute experiments for the recovery/purification of vaccine candidates, and lead the development on special projects, when required. Presents problems and proposed solutions in discussion with group members. Offers insights based on experience to group members to help solve problems. Critically evaluate own and others' results to determine if processes are optimal or if improvement should be made. Participate the technology transfer of developed process to the clinical manufacturing site, both internally and externally, and provide the technical support as needed. Present periodic status updates to the group. Prepare technical reports, as needed. Fully document laboratory experiments in electronic notebook in a timely and compliant manner. Execute analyses to characterize products. Assist in developing new assays and adapt existing assays to new materials. Discuss analytical issues with team members to help advance objectives. Continuously evaluate each process and technique to determine if it is robust, appropriate and scale-able. If an operation has shortcomings or can be improved, uses expertise and imagination to suggest improvements. May be required to work on non-standard hours.


+ PhD degree in Biochemical/Chemical Engineering or related discipline with minimum 2 years related experience or a relevant MS degree with minimum of 15 years relevant experience

+ Experience in recovery and purification processes and at least 1 years experience in the industrial/academic process development environment.

+ Experience with process scale-up and protein and/or polysaccharide analytical techniques.


+ Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment

+ Good written and verbal communication capabilities.


**Other Job Details:**

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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**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.

Research and Development


Posted: 2020-04-13 Expires: 2020-07-12

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