Pfizer Scientist, Mammalian Culture Process Development in Andover, Massachusetts

The Cell Culture Process Development (CPD) group of Pfizer in Andover, MA is seeking a highly motivated and energetic scientist/engineer interested in bench-scale bioreactor process development.

The CPD Scientist will work with a larger team responsible for the development, scale-up/scale-down and characterization of mammalian and/or microbial culture processes, and associated regulatory filing activities. The successful candidate will join an unusual team largely dedicated to making breakthroughs in bioreactor process intensification and applying those innovations to late-stage clinical programs with high material requirements, or other technical challenges. In some cases the scientist/engineer will work with pilot, clinical, or commercial-scale GMP facilities to demonstrate scalability of the novel processes.

Will regularly interact with other members of the Culture Process Development group and the larger Bioprocess Research and Development team. Effective team member will demonstrate strong collaboration skills and can quickly build common ground to create win/win situations; treats colleagues with respect and consideration; exemplifies an inclusive team approach; has a good understanding of "who does what" within functional area and of the role and contribution of others outside of functional area; reaches within and across functional boundaries (in grade-appropriate fashion) to enhance teamwork; shares information and communicates candidly, openly and effectively; helps and supports others - brings out the best in colleagues; recognizes the capabilities and contributions of all; excellent "lab citizen"

Basic Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with 7+ years' industrial experience OR Master's degree with 3-5 years' industrial experience in the area of Chemical/Biochemical engineering, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or related field

  • Strong mammalian cell culture expertise required, knowledge pertaining to other heterologous expression systems desirable

  • An in-depth knowledge of bioreactor operations and in particular perfusion cell culture highly desirable

  • Strong trouble-shooting skills and extreme attention to detail required

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills

Preferred Job Requirements:

  • Experience working with small-scale bioreactors (1-3 Liters) within a biopharmaceutical environment.

  • Scale-up & Scale-down experience while working within a GMP facility

Additional Offer Details

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: October 17, 2017

  • Grade: 006

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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