Pearl River, New York
Sep 29, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Why Patients Need You

Pfizer’s purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer’s purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

As a Scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you’ll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. With your deep knowledge in the discipline, you will be an active team member who influences at the project team level. You will perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of organic, inorganic compounds, or biologics to determine chemical and physical properties during chemical syntheses, fermentation or drug product development process.

You will be using your scientific judgment to adapt standard methods and techniques by applying prior work experience and consulting others. Your ability to plan will help in preparing short-term work activities on projects. Your creativity in developing novel processes and new ideas will be used frequently. You will undertake mentoring activities to guide your team members.

It is your hard work and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.


The Scientist will be primarily responsible for in-process analysis using HPLC, UPLC, CE, GC/MS and LC/MS. He/she will be expected to execute experiments, evaluate and report results under guidance of supervisor. The job function requires judgment and innovation to achieve a solution within standard practices and procedures.


  • Execute, improve and develop analytical methods to support upstream and downstream process development.

  • Collaborate with colleagues within Vaccine Research and Development organization including Bioprocess Fermentation, Analytical, and Formulation Development groups.

  • Present problems and propose solutions in discussions with group members.

  • Independently analyze, interpret, and provide conclusion and present experimental data.

  • Keep abreast of scientific/ technological development by participating in scientific meetings/ seminars and through regular scientific review. Utilize new technologies and establish those technologies to improve understanding of bioprocess.

  • Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements

  • Satisfactorily complete all GLP and safety training in compliance with departmental requirements and follow appropriate safety practices in the workplace

  • Perform timely notebook entries and review for completed experiments.

  • The individual is expected to contribute and participate in general laboratory maintenance activities (e.g. maintenance of equipment, managing laboratory waste, etc.).

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • The incumbent will interact with Bioprocess Fermentation, Analytical, and Formulation Development groups for support of process development, sample analysis, and formulation activities.


  • BS degree with 6 relevant experience

  • Previous experience developing and utilizing separation-based analytical techniques (RPHPLC, IEX, SEC, CE).

  • A strong background in analytical chemistry, protein biochemistry, biophysics, and separation techniques

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • MS degree with 4 years relevant experience

  • Experience with applying these methodologies to biomolecules

  • Hands on experience with liquid chromatography

  • Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software


  • Knowledge and ability to independently design, plan, and execute instrumental analysis and purification / recovery activities. Proficiency and ability to utilize various techniques such as UPLC, HPLC, FPLC, LC/MS, UV-Vis, CD, fluorescence spectroscopy to isolate and, when necessary, characterize purified vaccine candidates.

  • Independently analyze and provide conclusions regarding experimental data generated

Other Job Details

Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


Sunshine Act

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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.

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