16 May 2022

Microscopist

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About Pfizer:

Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives… At Pfizer we are a patient centric company guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity, and excellence.  Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives.

One bold way we are achieving our purpose is through our company wide digital transformation strategy.  We are leading the way in adopting new data, modelling and automated solutions to further digitize and accelerate drug discovery and development with the aim of enhancing health outcomes and the patient experience.

We aim to create a trusting, flexible workplace culture which encourages employees to achieve work life harmony, attracts talent and enables everyone to be their best working self.  Let’s start the conversation!

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business.  As an employer, Pfizer is committed to celebrating this, in all its forms – allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve.  Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports, and empowers our employees.

Where you will thrive:

Our Pharmaceutical Sciences function at Sandwich supports Pfizer’s early to late-stage portfolio, translating new chemical entities into commercial drug products.  Pharmaceutical Sciences at Sandwich is a fully integrated CMC capability that encompasses state of the art active pharmaceutical ingredient synthesis and drug product design as well as a cGMP manufacturing and clinical trials supply chain.  Within Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Drug Product Design department utilises expertise in materials science, formulation design and process understanding to deliver innovative new medicines.

Bring your passion

We are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative microscopist to work in a team environment, engaged in the characterisation of drug substances and drug products with a focus on pharmaceutical product and process development.

You will predominantly be involved in a laboratory ‘hands-on’ role and you will contribute to planning, generating, and delivering high quality experimental work and data to ensure the timely progression of new products in Pfizer’s portfolio.

Over time you will develop into an in-house subject matter expert with a world-class understanding of forensic science and pharmaceutical microscopy.

Role Responsibilities

  • Utilisation of analytical microscopy and spectroscopy to support the development of solid and liquid drug products, including the identification of particulate matter in raw materials, packaging components and solid and liquid drug products.
  • Utilisation of analytical microscopy to deliver clear insights and understanding of the structures of powders and other pharmaceutical materials to interpret and explain atypical behaviour.
  • Evaluating and interpreting analytical data and reporting results through presentations and technical reports, especially the translation of scientific output and technical content into a language understood by a wider, non-expert customer base.
  • Ensuring accurate, timely entries are made into electronic laboratory notebook system according to accepted good practices.
  • Being an ‘instrument owner’ and having responsibility for equipment availability, training, calibration, and maintenance schedules according to local procedures.
  • Ensuring compliance with appropriate documentation (e.g., SOPs, instruction manuals, risk assessments, etc.) so that all experimental activities are conducted in accordance with approved safety and quality procedures.
  • Ensuring safe working practices are adhered to and maintained, both in own and others’ work.

Qualifications

  • Graduate in pharmaceutical or allied sciences i.e., first degree in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science / technology, chemistry, chemical engineering, life sciences.
  • An in-depth understanding of light microscopy techniques applied to the characterisation of APIs, excipients, and dosage forms.
  • Technical ability in the application of light microscopy, for the physical and chemical characterisation and identification of particulate matter in a wide range of APIs, excipients, dosage forms and packaging components.
  • Technical ability in the application of scanning electron microscopy and knowledge of X‑ray microanalysis for the examination and characterisation of a wide range of pharmaceutical materials.
  • Proficiency in the identification of organic materials using spectroscopic techniques e.g., infrared spectroscopy.
  • Adept at the preparation of a wide range of specimens for analysis.
  • Experience in self-driven experimental plans with proven impactful outputs.

 

Applications must have the right to work in the UK

Closing date is 29th May 2022

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Purpose

Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives… At Pfizer we are a patient centric company, guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity and excellence. Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives.

Digital Transformation Strategy

One bold way we are achieving our purpose is through our company wide digital transformation strategy. We are leading the way in adopting new data, modelling and automated solutions to further digitize and accelerate drug discovery and development with the aim of enhancing health outcomes and the patient experience.

Flexibility 

We aim to create a trusting, flexible workplace culture which encourages employees to achieve work life harmony, attracts talent and enables everyone to be their best working self. Let’s start the conversation!

Equal Employment Opportunity

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer is committed to celebrating this, in all its forms – allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees.

Apply Here

 

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