Pfizer Sr. Scientist/Principal Scientist, Product Development in Suzhou, China


Under the general direction of R&D Director, leads formulation design, process development and technology transfer in the development of new consumer healthcare products that meet consumer requirements, are compliant, commercially feasible and robust to meet Asia Pacific business growth needs.


Product Development - Launches, Submissions, and Clinical Test Supplies

  • Lead formulation and process development for new products aligned with the Global Franchise teams in support of the Asia Pacific region.

  • Lead technology transfer for new and/or existing products into and out of the Asia Pacific region.

  • Play a major role in the scale-up and manufacture of demonstration/registration/validation batches. Monitors and assists with manufacture of clinical batches on an as needed basis.

  • Plans, executes and manages both routine and non-routine projects simultaneously with general criteria for results

  • Performs data collection and analysis, discuss conclusions regarding progress of work, and effectively communicates information to supervisor in the form of discussions and reports.

  • Authors' protocols, reports, technology transfer protocols/reports and other technical documents (i.e. Master Formula, specifications) as part of the product development and technology transfer process. Author documents for regulatory submissions.

  • Establishes and monitors developmental stability programs to assess viability of dosage forms.

  • Maintain effective, collaborative, and frequent interactions with US-based R&D groups to ensure harmonization in scientific and technical approaches.

  • Be an active R&D project leader through collaboration with Marketing, Regulatory, Medical, Technical Service, Supply Chain, Quality and the other cross-functional teams.

Problem Solving

  • Be a Subject Matter Expertise commensurate with experience.

  • Solves problems using multiple problem-solving tools and techniques using appropriate resources, personal knowledge and experience with whatever data are available given the situation.


  • Evaluate new equipment/technology and assist in making recommendations as needed.

  • Recommends innovative technologies to support core products, product improvements and/or line extensions. Aggressively pursues intellectual property and patent applications.

Organizational and Talent Development

  • Coaches and mentors technical contributors for Product Development

  • Provides strong technical guidance and assists in training junior level staff and guides the work of others in the development team.

  • Serves as an area representative, or leads local project teams, technology transfer teams, task forces or committees as required


  • Assures awareness and compliance with current and developing regulations with Boards of Health (i.e. CFDA,TGA, FDA etc), other regulatory agencies and with corporate policies.

  • Perform job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP, GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements, where applicable.

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS 1. Educational /Training

  • Major in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacy or related field.
  1. Working Experiences
  • BS degree with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience

  • MS degree with a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience

  • Ph.D. degree with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience

  1. Communication
  • Excellent written and oral English skill

  • Excellent communication/influence skill


Technical Competency:

  • Ability to provide technical solutions to consumer product insights.

  • Demonstrated product development expertise.

  • Demonstrated experience with a broad range of product dosage forms.

None Technical Competency:

  • Innovation

  • Customer Focus

  • Understands the Business

  • Decision Making/Problem Solving

  • Project Management

  • Influencing Skills

  • Contributing to Team Success

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