Information Scientist – Product Development & Approval

Pfizer Inc.
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Job Description


The Information Scientist is an experienced professional directly supporting the continuum of PRD’s information needs related to its portfolio of assets. The role will provide advanced range of expertise/knowledge in scientific information to support PRD. The role will provide growing leadership to relevant information projects within PRD and apply new approaches to information challenges. The role requires analytical skills, a mid-level aptitude for data collection, excellent communication skills, and developing experience in managing stakeholder relations. Consistent follow-through and ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues, suppliers, and key stakeholders to drive execution of the Scientific Information strategy are critical to success.


  • Support Development, Medical, and Regulatory projects/teams at primary sites with value-added scientific information through SME searching/analysis, education/outreach, consulting, etc.
  • Partner with scientists and stakeholders to identify information needs/gaps to solve.
  • Lead licensing negotiations/renewals, education/outreach, and vendor relations for select eResources.


  • Experienced professional with developing SME knowledge and application of relevant information resources and tools to current and future projects.
  • Educates end-users in effective ways to find and use information through consultancy. Develops, promotes, and supports awareness and outreach programs (in partnership with external suppliers) to enable effective use of information resources and tools.
  • Supports existing systems, processes, tools, and platforms, to effectively manage published content. Recommends digital and technology solutions to improve information workflow/access for end-users.
  • Conducts targeted online research with developing interpretation/analysis of results (when necessary) using subscription resources and tools; Learns to translate search results into actionable recommendations.
  • Learns to interpret internal/external business challenges and best practices to recommend improvements to products, processes, or services.
  • Provides leadership and management on projects within Scientific Information team, working across PRD or with stakeholders and business partners.
  • Develops and sustains strategic partnerships in PRD to meet critical business needs for external information.
  • Contributes to a robust information consulting team. Participates in developing the overall Scientific Information strategy.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision on most assignments using knowledge and work experience to achieve desired results.
  • Takes responsibility for select resources related to technological solutions or eContent, including license negotiations with external vendors.
  • May lead small to medium teams and supervise contingent workers.
  • May provide formal/informal mentoring within Work/Project Team.
  • May present at external conferences or authors publications; May serve on relevant advisory boards, panels, and/or committees.


  • BS/BA degree in Biology/Chemistry/Library/Information Science plus 5 years related experience or MS degree in Biology/Chemistry/Library/Information Science plus 3 years related experience.
  • Expertise in demonstrating/teaching information resources/tools to end-users.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to build strong internal and external customer relationships and collaborations.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead small to medium teams and work as part of a team is a must. Experience working on virtual teams is preferred.
  • Must have ability to work independently with minimal supervision and arrange workload to meet priorities and deadlines.
  • Advanced technical knowledge of information tools and processes (including text mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence), along with a firm understanding of how information is applied in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in using collaboration tools is preferred.


Office environment, including flex space, computer desk work, standing for oral presentations

Other Job Details:

  • Work Location: On Premise
  • This is an individual contributor role
  • Last date to apply is April 9, 2024

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $93,500.00 to $155,900.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 12.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. 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 | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

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

Company Info.

Pfizer Inc.

Pfizer Inc. is an American multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporation headquartered on 42nd Street in Manhattan, New York City. Pfizer develops and produces medicines and vaccines for immunology, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, and neurology. The company has several blockbuster drugs or products that each generate more than US$1 billion in annual revenues.

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