Senior Scientist, Pre-Clinical Assay Group

Groton, CT
Jun 09, 2022
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. Through strategic sourcing, you will apply cutting edge capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

As a Senior 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. You will be responsible for managing the coordination and logistics of a full range of ADME, pharmacokinetic, regulated bioanalytical and specialty outsourced studies. Core responsibilities will include managing the costing estimates, study placement, financials and oversight of outsourced ADME studies including early discovery through IND and NDA enabling BA/TK programs towards successful delivery of method acquisition, facilitation of method transfer, study coordination, study monitoring and bioanalytical troubleshooting for regulated bioanalytical studies. Duties also include technical evaluations of new CROs, onboarding CROs, SOP reviews and management/oversight of all regulatory, bioanalytical and logistical aspects of the studies towards successful completion of deliverables

How You Will Achieve It
  • Vendor evaluation, relationship/contract development and management
  • Finance Reporting and Metrics Maintenance
  • Continuous Improvement in productivity and work process development and optimizations
  • Support sourcing of studies and assays needed for internal portfolio, in-licensed assets and for external partners of choice. Support will include discovery ADME assays as well as regulated bioanalysis and toxicokinetics for GLP studies interfacing with PDM project representatives and discipline experts to understand portfolio needs
  • For Regulated bioanalytical/TK sourcing: Technical assay transfer, project management, cross-site and cross-discipline coordination with internal Study Directors, PDM project representatives, CRO PIs, PDM bioanalytical members, and others as needed to ensure timely execution of studies.
  • Regulatory guidance on local, regional and international regulations and guidance documents.
  • Review of deliverables for compliance with procedures and regulations, adequacy of quality and achievement of acceptance criteria.
  • Adhering to and managing timelines to ensure timely analysis and reporting of TK data
  • Additional responsibilities and activities may also be involved commensurate with business need and incumbent’s capabilities

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 9+ years of experience
  • Industry experience in the field of absorption, distribution metabolism and excretion
  • Experience interacting and coordinating outsourced studies for regulated bioanalytical, setting-up contractual work agreements, and managing CRO priorities and timelines
  • Good knowledge of ADME principles, drug development stages and the studies run to characterize ADME properties
  • Knowledge of LC/MS methods for resolving pharmacokinetic parameters and a strong understanding of method development processes, acceptance criteria and incurred sample reanalysis for regulated studies/compounds.
  • Demonstrates strong business acumen- Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
  • Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a great team player who is well versed working in a matrix organizational system.
  • Reliable and flexible to accommodate the changing regulatory and business needs.
  • Good knowledge of regulatory requirement governing ADME and drug safety evaluation.
  • Good understanding of modern bioanalytical chemistry.

  • Master's degree or PhD and 7+ years of relevant experience


sitting, standing, walking


some travel (10-20%)

Other Job Details:

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

Last Day to Apply: July 4, 2022

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