Senior Scientist - Synthetic Chemist - Groton, CT | Biospace
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Senior Scientist - Synthetic Chemist

Pfizer Inc.

Groton, CT
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Job Description

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.

We seek a creative, enthusiastic, and highly motivated synthetic chemist to join our Applied Synthetic Technologies laboratories in Groton, CT. As part of the Photo-Redox Chemistry team, the successful applicant will contribute, through the development and execution of innovative photo-chemical technologies, to the accelerated advancement of clinical candidates.

  • Understands the goals of Pfizer's active pharmaceutical ingredient strategy for Worldwide Research & Development small molecule projects and enables innovative synthesis and technologies to accelerate the delivery of candidate compounds specifically in the area of photo-redox chemistry.

  • Critically designs, assesses, and successfully executes synthetic reactions/routes that utilize key technology areas to accelerate delivery of target molecules for projects from mg to kg quantities.

  • Positively and proactively influences the enablement of novel innovative technologies or methodologies in a range of increasing scale in partnership with other research units or external vendors.

  • Employs a comprehensive understanding of established and modern synthetic methodologies to drive projects and technology.

  • Liaise with outsourcing point of contact in the group to ensure efficient transfer of the enabled chemistry allowing for rapid synthesis externally; when applicable, able to manage a pool of remotely located chemists.

  • Contributes to effective partnerships with other groups within Applied Synthetic Technologies and with other lines, in particular analytical, technology, pharmaceutical sciences and process chemistry groups for efficient delivery of project objectives.

  • Publish and present research internally and externally to Pfizer.


  • Doctoral level degree or equivalent with 0-4 years of experience required.

  • Highly skilled synthetic chemist with strong expertise in either photo-redox chemistry, flow chemistry, reaction methodology, organometallic chemistry and/or catalysis is strongly recommended.

  • Prior experience/expertise in photo-redox chemistry or photo-redox reaction in flow is desirable.

  • Experienced in the application of innovative methodologies for successful execution of highly challenging synthetic chemistry.

  • Proven track record of creative thinking and consistent delivery as demonstrated by publication/presentation records.

  • An astute reader of chemical literature with comprehensive knowledge of established and modern synthetic methodologies.

  • Postdoctoral experience strongly recommended.

  • Previous experience in mentoring and development of junior scientists or students is a plus.

    EEO Statement

    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.

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  • Additional Location Information: Groton, CT
  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus