Associate Scientist - Analytical Research & Development - St. Louis, MO | Biospace
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Associate Scientist - Analytical Research & Development

Pfizer Inc.

St. Louis, MO
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

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 development of biological therapeutics, and vaccines in St Louis, MO. The qualified candidate will be responsible for applying analytical methods in the assessment of product quality, detection of impurities, and characterization. This group performs testing in the R&D and/or regulated settings in support of clinical drug and vaccine candidates. The group performs method development, transfer, verification, and qualification in support of process and formulation development for biotherapeutics and vaccines.


* The qualified colleague is responsible for developing, troubleshooting, and utilizing analytical methodologies to support process development of biotherapeutics and vaccines.
* The individual is responsible for becoming proficient in a breadth of analytical methodologies including HPLC and electrophoresis assays.
* The colleague must work within corporate guidelines and must appropriately record, archive, and report all data.
* The colleague must be able to interact effectively with peers and leaders as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
* The candidate must thrive in a fast-paced environment.
* Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask and effective interpersonal and communication skills are required.
* Documentation of analytical results in technical reports is required.



MINIMUM: BS in chemistry, biochemistry, biology or related field DESIRABLE: 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 in analysis of large molecules *Experience with laboratory data systems such as Laboratory Information Management Systems PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking.

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.