Pfizer Senior Scientist, Technical Services in McPherson, Kansas


  • Support commercial products through analytical support of investigations, re-formulation, changes of container closures, etc.

  • Establish experimental protocols, conducting experiments, analyzing results, and documenting the information.

  • Provide technical leadership in the investigations of product failures to determine root cause and implement appropriate corrective and preventive actions.

  • Ensure project deliverables meet their quality, safety, and functional goals, and satisfy the customer.

  • Serving as a scientific and technical representative for product discussions at the facility.

  • Performing trending and monitoring of critical quality attributes (CQAs) to maintain product quality and to control process drift.

  • Identifying and implementing product container closure and/or formulation improvements.

  • Reviewing/providing feedback and technical/scientific support on project deliverables, i.e. remediation initiatives, product improvements, etc.

  • Develop technical impact assessments for all changes and develop execution plan.


  • Lead technical execution of defined analytical strategies for biopharmaceutical and small molecule products, including CQA assessment and product characterization. Lead or participate cross-functional collaborations with process/formulation development or operations to define integrated product control strategies and support drug substance/drug product development/manufacturing.

  • P rovide coaching, training, and administrations of performance management to his/her direct reports and other scientists within the Technical Services Analytical group.

  • Develop project and resource plans to support the programs assigned to his/her team.

  • Drive and coordinate analytical evaluations/investigations.

  • Ensure timely completion of high-quality technical reports/protocols. Primary author and/or reviewer for analytical sections of regulatory submissions.

  • Maintain up-to-date scientific knowledge through regular literature review and participation in conferences. Leverage external data and publications and relevant industry benchmarking information to drive experimental design, data analysis and functional/cross-functional strategy development.

  • Supports change management and implementation for changes to products or the associated manufacturing processes and associated systems, provides training for technical staff on these changes.

  • Executes laboratory runs and writes technical reports summarizing laboratory results, generating necessary lab data to support product impact assessments during discrepancies and investigations.


  • MS or higher degree in Analytical Sciences or relates Science is required. PhD degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in parenteral product pharmaceutical development/manufacturing preferred.

  • Must be familiar with global regulations of products. And product/process/method validation/qualification requirements.

  • Demonstrated scientific and people leadership skills. Experience leading teams of scientists with varying levels of experience and formal education (B.S./M.S. and/or Ph.D.) is required.

  • Expertise in state-of-the-art analytical techniques for product including HPLC/UPLC and spectroscopic methods, including experience with the development and qualification/validation of analytical methods for products or active ingredients.

  • Experience with regulatory filings.

  • Experience defining and implementing analytical control strategies for products.

  • Experience with cross-functional development of pharmaceutical products, including knowledge of key regulatory and quality/compliance expectations.

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and the ability to lead cross functional team.

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  • Last Date to Apply for Job: August 17, 2018

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

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