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Pharmaceutical Material Scientist

Pfizer
Sandwich, IL 60548
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**Department overview:**



Breakthroughs that change patients' lives...At Pfizer we are a patient centric company, guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity and excellence. Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives.



A key component of Pfizer at Sandwich, our Pharmaceutical Sciences function enables Pfizer's early to late stage portfolio translating new chemical entities into commercial drug products. Pharmaceutical Sciences at Sandwich is a fully integrated organisation that encompasses state of the art active pharmaceutical ingredient synthesis and drug product design as well as a current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), manufacturing and clinical trials supply chain. Within Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Drug Product Design (DPD) department utilises expertise in materials science, formulation design and process understanding to deliver innovative new medicines.



**Job Purpose:**

We are seeking a pharmaceutical materials scientist to work in a team environment (under supervision of a team leader) engaged in the design, development and characterisation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient and or pharmaceutical dosage forms.



You will predominantly be involved in a laboratory and 'hands-on' role, working in DPD on assigned API and drug product projects. Your focus will be on generating high quality data for the timely progression of new chemical entities in Pfizer's portfolio.



With appropriate guidance, you will contribute to / be responsible for planning, generating and delivering high quality work to enable API solid form and particle design, API physical characterisation, and API in dosage form characterisation.



**Major Duties:**



+ Undertake high quality scientific experimentation to further the development of API and / or dosage forms for novel drug candidates (which may include API characterisation, API solid form design, formulation design, process development and associated analytical assessment to derive appropriate data).



+ Following formal instruction and training, support design of API solid form and / or develop processes for manufacture of clinical / commercial drug product, and provide technical assistance to colleagues in GMP manufacturing facilities, where appropriate.



+ Ensure own work (completed under supervision), meets project deliverables and stakeholder needs, maintaining quality and reporting findings either verbally or in written format, both within DPD and the wider Pharmaceutical Sciences project team. Work with project team members to evaluate, interpret and report results.

+ Develop and maintain a contemporary in-depth knowledge of the science and technology of API and pharmaceutical dosage forms with a regulatory awareness, and apply this knowledge to development of assigned drug candidates. Communicate within the DPD team the results of literature searches and other areas of active learning to enable project development.

+ Following formal instruction and training, become an 'instrument owner,' being responsible for equipment availability, training, calibration and maintenance schedules according to local procedures.



+ Ensure accurate, timely entries are made in e-laboratory notebook system according to accepted good practice. In addition, compile and prepare technical reports in relation to project work.

+ Ensure familiarity / compliance with appropriate documentation (SOPs, instruction manuals, risk assessments, etc.) so that all experimental / manufacturing-related activities are conducted in accordance with approved safety and quality procedures.

+ Ensure safe working practices are followed and maintained both in own and others' work (using personal protective equipment where appropriate).



We aim to create a trusting, flexible workplace culture which encourages employees to achieve work life harmony, attracts talent and enables everyone to be their best working self. Let's start the conversation!



We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer is committed to celebrating this, in all its forms - allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees



**Qualifications:**



+ Degree in pharmaceutical or allied scientific discipline.



**Role Development:**

(How is the role anticipated to grow over time?)



Further opportunities will be available to grow in this role and to achieve higher grades, subject to experience, assignments and performance:



+ Develop expertise in API/dosage form physical characterisation and / or solid oral and liquid drug product formulation and process development to become recognised as a proficient scientific and technical contributor, allowing greater autonomy in day to day activities.

+ Expand experience of drug development process through interface / interactions with colleagues in wider Pharmaceutical Sciences, in Pfizer commercial manufacturing facilities and / or at external vendors.

+ Develop the necessary communication, negotiating and influencing skills to operate in a multi-disciplinary environment. **\#LI-PFE**



Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.



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