Pfizer Senior Associate Scientist in Pearl River, New York

The Senior Associate Scientist position within the Conjugation and Polytides Process Development (CPPD) group is laboratory based position for performing chemistry, biochemistry and bio-conjugation process development of bio therapeutic products from pre-clinical and Ph I / 2 clinical trials through commercialization. The position will involve use of innovative and modern techniques to develop and characterize processes for candidate molecules to meet project needs. The incumbent will assist in the development and scale-up of processes from bench top to pilot-scale and, as required, technology transfer to commercial plants. The Associate Scientist must be able to interact effectively with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists for formulation optimization and overall candidate progression. Effective communication skills are required for interactions with laboratory scientists, project managers and colleagues from numerous functions serving on multi-disciplinary project teams.

Working within a team environment:

  • Develops scalable, robust, efficient, and innovative chemical and biochemical conjugate processes suitable for clinical material production and commercialization.

  • Supports transfers to pilot and commercial facilities for the production of clinical and commercial materials.

  • Supports necessary purification activities to produce drug substances with appropriate quality attributes.

  • Contributes to the preparation of technical reports and regulatory filings, makes oral presentations to engineers, scientists and management, and contributes to external publications.

  • Performs all duties associated with the operation of effective research laboratories.

BS with 2-5 years' experience or M.S. in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent.


  • Knowledge of drug development processes for progression of biological candidates.

  • Familiarity with GLP/GMP requirements. Familiarity in scale-up and technology transfer to pilot/commercial scale.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will possess strong oral and written communication skills. Strong analytical and computer skills are required.

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

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