Sr. Associate Scientist / Engineer

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
Posted
Oct 07, 2020
Ref
4794113
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
ROLE SUMMARY
  • The qualified candidate will join the Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) organization supporting biological therapeutics and vaccines. Within MSAT, the candidate will work in the Purification Group, which develops processes for isolation and purification of recombinant proteins, polysaccharides, bioconjugates, and other biologics.
  • Projects may include execution of processes at lab and pilot scales, process development and characterization, scale-up and tech transfer to commercial manufacturing, process troubleshooting, and support of new technology development and implementation.
  • The incumbent will support various recovery and purification unit operations, including preparative chromatography, Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF), and Normal Flow Filtration (NFF) at lab and pilot scales, as well as providing support for commercial scale operations as needed.
  • The incumbent must contribute to achievement of immediate work group goals and may undertake collaborations with other team members.


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • The incumbent will work under moderate supervision with regular review of accomplishments and is expected to prioritize and organize their work to meet project task deadlines.
  • Utilizing technical skills, the incumbent is responsible for resolving problems of moderate complexity related to the development, scale-up and/or characterization of processes, equipment, and control strategies.
  • The candidate must be able to execute processes, analyze and interpret data, and communicate results from experimental studies conducted at lab, pilot or commercial scales.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for troubleshooting and resolving process execution issues and diagnosing technical problems.
  • The incumbent will be required to work both independently and in team environments, follow established process procedures, and execute projects task in a well-organized fashion.
  • The incumbent will be expected to prepare technical reports and provide oral presentations to scientists and management, as required.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, or other related biotechnology discipline with 2 years minimum experience is required OR Master's degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, or other related biotechnology discipline is required.
  • Technical knowledge and skills in purification of biologics achieved through industrial or academic experience in research and development, technical operations, and/or manufacturing, etc is required.
  • Able to execute experimental studies, analyze data, and document/communicate results


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience with operating, monitoring and/or control of purification processes including Chromatography, Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF), and /or Normal Flow Filtration (NFF). Chromatography and TFF are a plus.


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Standing, walking, sitting, bending as required
  • Able to lift moderate weight


NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • Occasionally work off-shift, overtime, weekends and/or holidays to meet business or customer needs.
  • Occasional domestic and/or international travel
  • Work with potentially hazardous chemicals using appropriate personal protective safety equipment in a properly controlled environment


Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 10/21/20


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