Pfizer Senior Scientist, Formulation & Process Design in Groton, Connecticut

The Drug Product Design group in Groton CT is seeking a Senior Scientist to join their team! The primary role responsibility is to provide drug product formulation and manufacturing process design expertise in order to deliver the R & D portfolio, including hands-on support for end-to-end dosage form development activities. Responsible for early clinical through commercial formulation and manufacturing process design of pharmaceutical oral dosage forms (both immediate and modified release) for new drug candidates. May serve as Drug Product Lead on matrix Pharm Sci Project Teams, and leads appropriate Drug Product Sub-Team activities.


  • Leverages strong understanding of biopharmaceutics principles to design, assess and interpret experimental data, then uses the resulting information to inform selection of the optimal drug delivery strategy.

  • Designs and implements appropriate in vitro experiments to help predict the in vivo bioperformance of the drug product and translate this understanding to maximize the performance of the final drug product.

  • Utilizes appropriate predictive models and Science of Scale approaches to understand mechanical and physico-chemical characteristics of pharmaceutical compounds and formulations to drive decisions and assess performance.

  • Ensures the chemical and physical stability of dosage forms by collaborating with analytical chemists in the design of insightful and appropriate stability assessments.

  • Writes and provides guidance to writers of regulatory documents supporting drug product development, including relevant drug product sections of CTD applications and associated queries to regulatory agencies.

  • Plays a key role in cross-functional teams representing the department and works closely with colleagues in partner lines (e.g. analytical, chemistry, regulatory colleagues).

  • Provides laboratory support as needed to progress the projects.

  • Effectively mentors other scientists

  • Maintains an awareness of and contributes to current scientific literature; actively applies new concepts as appropriate.

  • Additional responsibilities include leading or supporting departmental initiatives such as new technology development and continuous improvement projects.


  • PhD with 0-3 years of experience, Master's Degree with 3-6 years of experience or a Bachelor's Degree with 5-8 years of experience with a concentration in i Pharmaceutics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Biophysics


  • The position may require travel to project meetings and support clinical, registration and validation campaigns at manufacturing sites.


  • Last Date to Apply for Job: September 30, 2018

  • Additional Location Information: Groton, CT

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

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