Pfizer Senior Associate Scientist, Process Chemistry in Groton, Connecticut

We are seeking a Senior Associate Scientist synthetic organic chemist to join the Process Chemistry group within Chemical Research and Development (CRD) in Groton. CRD, as part of Worldwide R&D in Pharmaceutical Sciences, is responsible for the development of process technology for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). CRD scientists engage in all facets of development from small scale synthesis in support of Discovery programs, to the development of the commercial synthetic route. CRD scientists partner with manufacturing specialists for API synthesis in kilo-lab and pilot plant facilities, as well as provide support for technology transfer to Pfizer manufacturing sites and third party facilities.

The successful candidate will enable and develop scalable processes to pharmaceutical drug candidates which are safe, efficient and robust through thoughtful experimentation in a laboratory setting. The ability to work on multi-disciplinary teams involving chemists, analysts, engineers, and technologists is essential.


  • Assist in the design and execution of synthetic routes to drug candidates within a dynamic, team-oriented environment and assist in the development and completion of experimental studies to provide safe, efficient, robust and scalable processes.

  • Apply synthetic organic chemistry principles, excellent laboratory skills, an awareness of analytical methods, and a commitment to safety are required.

  • Comply with safety and regulatory requirements is expected and documented through our internal training program.

  • Work in a collaborative environment of a multi-disciplinary project team.

  • Learn and apply new technology to process development challenges is required.


  • Bachelor's Degree with 2-4 years of experience or Master's degree with 0-2 years of experience

  • Demonstrated high performance in synthetic organic chemistry experimentation.

  • Strong working knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry principles.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to maintain an accurate scientific notebook.

  • Familiarization with modern analytical tools and techniques, as well as data interpretation.

  • Thorough working knowledge of the published literature in synthetic organic chemistry.

  • An ability to communicate results through clear, concise written reports, publications and related documentation.


  • Travel is required on occasion in support of external manufacture or to participate in scientific conferences (5%)


  • Last Date to Apply for Job: February 28, 2019

  • Additional Location Information: Groton, CT

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

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