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Principal Scientist, Drug Product Design


LaJolla, California 92121
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You must apply at www.pfizercareers.comand search for Job ID 1046368.


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About Pfizer

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.


All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.


Role Description

Position in the Research Enabling Group to evaluate physical and biophysical properties of organic compounds relevant to drug delivery. Interface with, provide formulation knowledge and expertise, and communicate the interpretation and implication of results to drug discovery teams and Pharmaceutical Science project teams. Develop and use advanced modeling tools for predictive performance of formulations in achieving desirable delivery profiles. Use knowledge of permeability and transport to optimize early stage formulations. Design experiments to develop novel formulations for administration of drug candidates for in vivo studies. Perform laboratory experiments related to the above areas as well as effectively mentor and develop other scientists. Design and lead drug delivery research programs that benefit both Pfizer and the broader scientific community. Maintain an awareness of and contribute to current scientific literature; actively apply new concepts as appropriate. Conduct novel scientific research and present significant findings via internal and external presentations or publications.



see role description above





PhD in Pharmaceutics, Physical Chemistry, or related field


Ph.D. with minimum 1-3 years, MS with 7+ years, or BS with 10+ years of experience in industry



Occasional travel to other Pfizer sites required, approximately 2 to 4 times per year.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer

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