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Senior Scientist, BMD Biotherapeutic Production

Pfizer
Andover, MA 01810
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**ROLE SUMMARY**

Pfizer's BioMedicine Design Biotherapeutic Expression and Purification group (BEP) is seeking a protein biochemist. Qualified candidate will play an essential role in a high-energy protein purification research laboratory. The purification group is responsible for non-GMP protein drug lead generation, supporting the various Pfizer research units and their pre-clinical therapeutic in-vitro and in-vivo needs. The candidate will be responsible for processing of mammalian- expressed recombinant protein modalities including, but not limited to, monoclonal antibodies using state-of-the-art technologies and equipment. The candidate will contribute to the group wide deliverables and be required to work on several projects simultaneously presenting results and updates at group meetings.



**ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES**



+ Provide scientific guidance for the protein biochemistry group supporting early discovery

+ Develop efficient and scalable purification processes for novel biotherapeutic candidates

+ Provide highly-purified biotherapeutic candidates to discovery project teams

+ Drive technology innovation; design and implement automation strategies for high-throughput protein purification and analysis

+ Work closely with multidisciplinary teams including therapeutic discovery teams, BEP Transient production group, research units, and BTxPS

+ Occasional travel to Cambridge, MA



**BASIC QUALIFICATIONS**



+ A PhD with 0-3 years of relevant experience or MS with 7+ years of relevant experience in Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences or a related discipline along with a solid understanding of biotherapeutic production

+ Demonstrated technical expertise in protein purification

+ Strong understanding of analytical biochemistry and experience in protein characterization techniques

+ Experience and knowledge in the operation of AKTA and Agilent chromatography systems

+ Strong communication skills, written and oral

+ Strong organizational skills

+ People Mentorship experience

+ Prior experience in therapeutic protein discover and biochemistry research



**PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS**



+ Pharmaceutical industry experience highly preferred

+ Experience operating Unicorn, Empower, and ChemStation

+ Python and/or VB experience

+ Experience in purification process development and process automation

+ Proven track record in project delivery



**ADDITIONAL INFORMATION**



+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

+ **Last Date to Apply: March 31, 2020**

+ \#LI-PFE



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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.



Research and Development
Posted: 2020-02-24 Expires: 2020-04-25

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