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Associate Scientist, Upstream Process Development

Pfizer
Andover, MA 01810
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**Role Description**

An Associate Scientist (R1) position is available in the Culture Process Development group of Bioprocess R&D located in Andover, Massachusetts. We're seeking a passionate and creative individual to join a dynamic team of scientists and engineers focused on developing robust, scalable, and high productivity cell culture processes for the manufacture of biological therapeutics for early- and late-phase clinical programs.



**Responsibilities**



+ Plan and execute experiments in shake flasks, bench-top bioreactors, and other appropriate scale-down equipment in the development laboratory.

+ Ensures timely, effective, and high-quality documentation in electronic laboratory notebooks and internal technical reports.

+ Communicate results and findings to stake-holders on a regular basis; presents data/strategy to colleagues and management in internal and external venues (technical meetings, project team meetings, and conferences, etc.) as appropriate.

+ Assist in the tech transfer of manufacturing processes to pilot, clinical, and commercial facilities. Provide support and troubleshoot during manufacturing campaign as needed.

+ Work collaboratively with colleagues both within the group and cross-functionally; contribute to maintaining and improving upon our safe, effective and efficient lab operations.



**Qualifications**



+ BS/BA with 0-2 years of relevant experience in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, or other related disciplines.

+ Aseptic laboratory technique is required.

+ Ability to grasp scientific concepts, interpret data, and formulate new hypothesis.

+ Team oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills

+ Well organized and great attention to detail

+ Practical knowledge of mammalian cell culture and metabolism is a plus.

+ Practical knowledge of bioreactor operations is preferable



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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.



Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus



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Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
Posted: 2019-08-01 Expires: 2019-10-04

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