How Does the PDP Work?

 Each year Pfizer selects accomplished new and recent graduate degree-level candidates from top universities for the Professional Development Program (PDP) within Pfizer Essential Health.

PDP Scientists engage in 4 rotations that encompass every aspect of sterile injectable drug development. This work begins in Early Stage Development, where new target molecules or formulations are investigated and evaluated for feasibility. Successful targets are advanced to Generic Drug Development, where products are transferred to manufacturing for scale-up prior to submission to regulatory agencies. Once products are in the marketplace, researchers support Life Cycle Management to ensure product safety and reliability. The selection of an elective rotation from a multitude of R&D assignments allows experience to be gained in alignment with each scientist's professional goals.

Together, these stages capture the full product life cycle, and allow for a comprehensive understanding of the generic drug industry. These combined experiences prepare you to become the next generation of our company's leaders.

What sets our program apart…everything!

  • An instant mentor network delivering one-on-one support at all levels of the organization

  • Comprehensive and challenging assignments designed to provide experience across the entire product development lifecycle

  • Visibility to senior-level management

  • Diverse career opportunities upon program completion

  • Opportunity to actively contribute to the development of life changing healthcare products

The R&D Professional Development Program develops future leaders.

Be one of them.

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