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Returnship For Pfizer: Scientist, Technical Services: 23-02394

McPherson, KS 67460

Posted: 12/06/2023 Job Category: Technical Support & Customer Service Job Number: 20472436

Job Description

Women Back to Work, the leading national organization for returnship programs, is delighted to partner with Pfizer, the world-renowned pharmaceutical leader, to provide return-to-work opportunities in McPherson, Kansas.  This is a full-time role with Pfizer that requires 100% on-site work while training, then 50% on-site;  relocation is available for candidates hired for this role.

Primary Skills: Pharmaceutical, Chemistry/Biology, FDA/Regulations, Manufacturing, Drug Validation, Scientific Investigation, Project Management
Contract Type: Fulltime with Pfizer
Location: McPherson, Kansas (Onsite) Relocation is available for this role
Salary Range: $90,000 - $120,000/yearly
For immediate consideration, connect with Saloni Jain at (408) 907-2689 or saloni.jain@akraya.com

About the role :

The Technical Services Principal Scientist will be responsible for applying advanced manufacturing, science, and technology processes to a specific production segment, championing process improvements and knowledge management excellence. They will serve as a subject matter expert for technology transfer, identifying and implementing process improvements, and driving critical investigations. This role requires expertise in pharmaceutical sciences and a strong understanding of manufacturing processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a scientific/technical representative for process-related issues, participating in investigation resolution, process validation activities, and training on new process technologies.
  • Propose process improvement opportunities and corrective actions to increase yield, capacity, and cost-effectiveness while maintaining regulatory compliance.
  • Identify and execute process improvements, create data packages, and collaborate with technical staff to implement process technology initiatives.
  • Execute technology transfers of products in collaboration with manufacturing, ensuring production schedules and quality standards are met.
  • Champion knowledge management efforts and foster a culture of knowledge management excellence.
  • Improve the robustness of manufacturing processes by delivering excellence in product/process knowledge management.

Must-Have Skills:

  • BS degree with 5 years experience, or MS degree with 3 years experience, or PhD with no experience.
  • Understanding of FDA and global regulations and guidelines for analytical testing.
  • Experience authoring protocols, technical reports, and method development/validation.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to manage priorities and tasks in high-pressure situations with tight deadlines.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Relevant experience in Engineering or Science within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Manufacturing experience related to global regulations on devices, drugs and validation requirements.
  • Knowledge of extractables/leachables method development and qualification.
  • Experienced with leading cross functional teams in technical project execution, investigations, and issue resolution.
  • Experience in the management of complex investigations with analysis of data utilizing statistical software (JMP, Minitab).
  • Experienced project management skills with ability to meet agreed upon targets and plan development for short-term and long-term activities.
  • Ability to think creatively and find innovative solutions is a plus.
Akraya is an award-winning IT staffing firm and the staffing partner of choice for many leading companies across the US. Akraya was recently voted as a 2022 Best Staffing Firm to Temp For by Staffing Industry Analysts and voted by our employees and consultants as a 2022 Glassdoor Best Places to Work.


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