As the world increases our understanding of the importance and benefits of diversity
in thought, I am proud and excited to announce that Pfizer has launched a new
Research and Development (R&D) Rotational Program designed to provide young
diverse talent exposure to different aspects of research and clinical development.
This program will give us the opportunity to bring in recent college graduates who
identify as historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM). The two-year program is designed to grow Pfizer’s pipeline of
R&D talent and support our commitment to equity among rising leaders of the African
American/Black and Latino/Hispanic communities.
Working side by side with our leading scientists and other R&D professionals in
Connecticut, graduates will gain an inside understanding of how Pfizer executes drug
discovery and development. They will be immersed into the pharmaceutical business
through three to four unique 6- to 8-month job rotations in diverse R&D disciplines.
Each rotation will involve meaningful assignments and projects, mentorship and
coaching, and collaborative interactions to develop business acumen and technical
expertise and set participants on the path to a pharmaceutical career.
Groton, Connecticut is a critical location for Pfizer to kick off the R&D Rotational
Program. We are Pfizer’s largest R&D site for drug discovery and clinical
development. More than 2,600 scientists and R&D professionals from our site support
Pfizer’s mission to be the premier innovative biopharmaceutical company. In close
collaboration with Pfizer research teams across the globe, the Groton team works to
fulfill Pfizer’s purpose to deliver Breakthroughs that Change Patients’ Lives. With this
in mind, we are seeking participants for our program who can bring an additional
layer of diversity and innovative thought to our current and upcoming projects.
Pfizer has the opportunity to help shape the future of biopharmaceuticals – and
hopefully encourage and support more equal opportunities in STEM. This program also
helps us to broaden Pfizer’s pipeline of scientific talent. In a time where science is
our North Star, please reach out to learn more about how this program and recent
graduates can make a direct impact on our future.
By John Burkhardt, Pfizer Groton Site Head
For more information, review the attached Pfizer R&D Rotational Program flyer.
You can also contact us at: RnDRotationalProgram@pfizer.com
Please consult the Pfizer Careers webpage for more information.
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