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Pfizer Associate Technician, Expert Singleton Purification in Groton, Connecticut

Why Patients Need You

Pfizer's purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer's purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

We are seeking an Associate Technician in the Expert Singleton Purification (ESP) group in Groton, CT. within Medicine Design. ESP is responsible for the analytical screening and purification of mid to large scale reactions. Experimentalists in ESP engage in many facets of analytical chemistry development from early-stage compound synthesis and route scouting to late-stage deliveries for toxicology studies and beyond. The successful candidate will generate experimental data in the laboratory with the team, perform various tasks necessary for the development and evaluation of analytical methods. As part of technical operations, you will be a team member who is relied upon to have a good understanding of procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and equipment. Your decision-making will help you prioritize workflows based on the available resources. You will follow standard procedures to complete tasks, some of which may vary in scope, sequence, complexity, and timing.

It is your hard work and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Proper handling of chemicals commonly used in analytical chemistry labs (acids, bases, organic solvents, non-reactive gases).

  • Manage own time, professional development, meets established timelines for deliverables and takes accountable for own results.

  • Execute experiment designs provided by scientists semi-independently.

  • Operate, maintain, and clean equipment designed for analysis (Waters/Agilent /Shimadzu UPLC-MS, SFC-MS)

  • Actively maintain inventory levels of laboratory supplies, chemicals, and solvents to ensure continuous process workflows.

  • Document conditions and amounts used during experiment executions within an electronic lab notebook (Signals).

  • Troubleshoot various issues that arise when using common lab equipment.

  • Maintain general understanding of lab safety associated with handling of peroxide forming chemicals and other hazardous chemical compounds.

  • Software knowledge associated with operating laboratory equipment.

  • Ensures work areas are kept stocked, cleaned, and orderly.



  • H.S. diploma or equivalent with either: Additional field related education (see preferred qualifications) with 0-2 years' experience OR 1-3 years of experience in chemistry laboratory roles or API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) Manufacturing operations with some experience in a laboratory setting.

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

  • Familiarity with modern analytical tools and techniques.


  • Process Technology or Biotechnology Certificate, or an A.S. in Chemistry or related scientific field

  • Proficiency in using various computer applications including Word, Excel, Chem Draw.


  • The position requires an ability to work in a laboratory environment performing experiments in a laboratory fume hood, and to set up samples for data analysis.

  • Able to lift packs of 20L solvent containers.


  • A standard day shift operation totaling approximately 40 hours per week is expected for this role.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 24, 2024

  • Work Location Assignment: On PremiseOn Premise colleagues work in a Pfizer site because it's needed to get their job done. They may have flexibility to work remotely from time to time, but they are primarily on-site.

The salary for this position ranges from $23.28 to $38.80 per hour. In addition, this position offers eligibility for overtime, weekend, holiday and other pay premiums depending on the work schedule and the Company's policies. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | (uscandidates.mypfizerbenefits.com). Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided applies only to the United States - Connecticut - Groton location.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

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. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.

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