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Project leader, Senior Principal Scientist, Chemical Research and Development

Pfizer
Sandwich, IL 60548
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**Project leader, Senior Principal Scientist**



**Breakthroughs that change patients' lives** ... At Pfizer we are apatient 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.



**POSITION SUMMARY**



Lead the Chemical Research & Development (CRD) project team responsible for the design and development of synthetic processes to manufacture APIs, in support of all phases of development up to commercialization and regulatory filing. The candidate will also represent CRD and cross functional project team meetings ensuring the CRD strategy is aligned with the wider project strategy. The candidate will also have opportunities to influence the future direction of the CRD function by application of best practices and influence of the department technology strategy and future direction.



**POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:**



Scientific and Business Strategy:



+ Lead CRD team to design and develop new routes to API and the transfer of these chemical processes to scale up facilities and ultimately to our commercial manufacturing facilities.

+ Provide scientific & business leadership to ensure candidates are positioned for all phases of clinical development through to successful regulatory submission and launch

+ Review CRD (Chemical Research & Development) input to regulatory dossier preparations.



+ Promote and foster innovative development of new chemical and engineering technologies that advance the speed and cost effectiveness of API process development and commercialization.



Leadership and Influence:



+ Represent CRD to ensure good collaboration, proactive engagement and positive relationships are developed and maintained in matrix forums

+ Proactively seek to develop best working practices



Portfolio and Project Management:



+ Ensure line activities are consistent with endorsed activities and aligned with portfolio goals. Communicate broader business perspectives to manage project activities and deliverables.

+ Strategic match of technical talent (skills and experience) with task; leverage broader expert group resources to help with project deliverables.



**ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS**



You will lead a multi-disciplinary team of CRD chemists, Process Engineers, technologists, and Crystallisation Technologists. You will liaise with Process Safety Chemists, Pilot Plant facility staff (API-M), Analytical, Formulation and Manufacturing colleagues at Sandwich and other Global Pfizer sites.You will collaborate with regulatory colleagues to prepare regulatory dossiers. Externally you may have contact with other Pharmaceutical companies, external consultants & contractors.



**EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE**



You will have gained a PhD or Postdoc in organic synthesis, or an honours degree in chemistry (or a related discipline) and have worked in pharmaceutical development leading projects.



**TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS**



+ Excellent knowledge of process development, route design and transfer of synthetic process to scale-up facilities.

+ Outstanding broad knowledge of leading API projects through all stages of development

+ Proficient in writing regulatory filings to support all aspects of API development

+ Has an established network and the ability to develop this within Pfizer

+ Able to work collaboratively with other disciplines

+ Ability to apply learnings to new situations and problems

+ Good trouble-shooter, able to support the decision making process to solve complex problems

+ Ability to evaluate information from a broad range of sources

+ Methodical and tactical thinker

+ Enthusiastic attitude and approach to teamwork and acts as role model with positive influencing and listening skills

+ High energy level, hardworking, makes things happen

+ Communicates with clarity, purpose and efficiently

+ Demonstrates sound judgement when making decisions

+ High learning agility

+ Self-driven and able to set personal goals which are realistic and challenging

+ Change agile, flexible, and resilient



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 iscommitted to celebratingthis,in all itsforms - 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.



\#LI-PFE



Purpose



**Breakthroughs that change patients' lives** ... At Pfizer we are apatient 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.



Digital Transformation Strategy



One bold way we are achieving our purpose is through our company wide digital transformation strategy. We are leading the way in adopting new data, modelling and automated solutions to further digitize and accelerate drug discovery and development with the aim of enhancing health outcomes and the patient experience.



Flexibility



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!



Equal Employment Opportunity



We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer iscommitted to celebratingthis,in all itsforms - 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.



Research and Development



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Posted: 2021-06-24 Expires: 2021-07-25
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