Associate Scientist - Analytical R&D - Groton, CT | Biospace
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Associate Scientist - Analytical R&D

Pfizer Inc.

Groton, CT
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

Role Description

The qualified candidate will join the Analytical R&D organization to enable NMR support of polysaccharide conjugated vaccines, proteins and DNA in Groton, CT. The qualified candidate will be responsible for generating and interpreting 1H, 13C, HSQC and other 2D NMR spectra for these programs. The qualified candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team performing analysis in an R&D and/or regulated environment. The qualified candidate must also be able to work seamlessly across sites and across disciplines.


The qualified colleague is responsible for developing, troubleshooting, and utilizing NMR to support process development, analytical methods development and commercial process troubleshooting for polysaccharide conjugated vaccines, proteins and DNA projects. The individual must be proficient in a number of sample handling techniques such as lyophilization, UF/DF, and centrifugation. The colleague must be able to interact effectively with peers and leaders across multiple sites as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The candidate must thrive in a fast-paced matrixed environment. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask and effective interpersonal and communication skills are required. Documentation of analytical results in regulated systems and technical reports is required.



MINIMUM: BS in chemistry, biochemistry, biology or related field DESIRABLE: Experience running NMR experiments on biologics such as polysaccharide conjugate vaccines and proteins. Laboratory experience in a variety of analytical laboratory techniques. Ability to follow established procedures under minimal supervision. Experience with Quality Systems and Good Documentation Practices. Some knowledge of drug development process for progression of biological candidates. OTHER ATTRIBUTES DESIRABLE: *Excellent documentation skills *Self-motivated and highly effective in a team-based environment *Effective oral and written communication skills *Experience running 1H, 13C, and 2D NMR experiments on large molecules. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking. NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Occasional travel for project support and scientific conferences is expected.

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.