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Isolation Principal Scientist

Company: Pfizer
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

What You Will AchieveThis position is accountable for developing and delivering chemical engineering process technology in support of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) manufacturing at Pfizer's Kalamazoo (Michigan) plant. This position will focus on the fermentation and downstream processing, including production troubleshooting, support, and improvement. The incumbent will serve as a primary technical expert for manufacturing processes, will perform and direct laboratory studies, and will support the introduction of new processes into the facility. The incumbent will work closely with the fermentation and isolation plants to review procedures/process performance and to solve process problems while providing technical knowledge, expertise, and evaluation for other support functions.The incumbent conducts exploratory research to produce new knowledge/potential products and executes ideas/plans to increase productivity. The incumbent develops research proposals to provide a technically and economically sound basis for developing and evaluating new or improved isolaton processes/equipment. The incumbent will report progress of research work, recommend utilization of the results, and may be asked to lead technical or project teams.How You Will Achieve It

  • Work effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, laboratory environment to develop and deliver process technology in support of commercial fermentation and downstream operations.
  • Develop, implement, and improve robust commercial processes to make API and intermediates; evaluate new technologies and processes for potential benefit at commercial scale.
  • Apply knowledge to several areas of the plant, recognize opportunities to apply new ideas in novel applications, and progress multiple projects of technical complexity in parallel.
  • Work under minimal supervision, recommend actions, set objectives of projects, self-initiate short term projects, and independently determine and develop experimental programs.
  • Represent the organization as the technical contact on projects; begin to act as an advisor to management, offering recommendations and assessments; accomplish results through lower level colleagues.
  • Maintain laboratory area and equipment in a clean, safe, functional order.QualificationsMust-HaveBS, MS, or PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, or related. A minimum of 9 years of laboratory/manufacturing experience is required for BS candidates, 7 years for MS candidates, and 4 years for PhD candidates.Preference is given to applicants with previous experience in a research laboratory setting, a strong background of traditional bioprocessing (fermentation, bioconversion, downstream purification, etc.), and/or a working knowledge of cGMP/statistical methods.Physical/Mental RequirementsThis position involves working in a laboratory/production environment, which may include standing for long periods of time and working with a variety of chemical/biological materials. A strong foundation in chemical engineering unit operations is essential for this job.Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel, or Environment Requirements The position may require colleagues to work off-hours, weekends, and/or holidays as needed to meet business or customer needs.Other Job Details
    • Last Date to Apply: May 10, 2022
    • Eligible for Relocation Package: YESPfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.Sunshine ActPfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.EEO & Employment EligibilityPfizer 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.Research and Development

Keywords: Pfizer, Kalamazoo , Isolation Principal Scientist, Other , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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