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Pfizer QC Scientist III, New Products in Andover, Massachusetts

Why Patients Need You Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve You will be a member of Pfizer's dedicated and highly effective quality assurance and control team. You will be responsible for analyzing chemical, biological or microbiological products to support our quality programs. Your contribution to environmental testing, utility monitoring, analytical testing, microbial identification and sterility testing will help Pfizer provide safe drugs to patients.

Your understanding of Quality Control instruments will help us meet their accuracy specifications against established standards. You will also be relied on for setting requirements for the transfer of methodology from R&D.

As a Scientist, your deep knowledge in the discipline, will make you an active team member who influences at the project team level. You will be using your scientific judgment to adapt standard methods and techniques by applying prior work experience and consulting others. Your ability to plan will help in preparing short-term work activities on projects. Your creativity in developing novel processes and new ideas will be used frequently. You will undertake mentoring activities to guide your team members.

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

How You Will Achieve It

  • Perform and Support lab testing of new products: execute testing, review data and documents for compliance and accuracy. Support laboratory investigations

  • Support assay troubleshooting and look for continuous improvement opportunities/method improvements.

  • Identify technical issues, atypical or out-of-specifications test results, instrument malfunctions and methodology problems and participates in the investigation to resolve and correct.

  • Maintain all related data and records in compliance with cGMPs and quality procedures

  • Perform laboratory support functions and maintain work area in compliance with cGMP and quality procedures.

  • Collaborate with site functional areas and customers to support site goals and objectives.

  • Meet all timelines and deliverables in support of Andover manufacturing.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related scientific discipline with a minimum of 6 years of applicable laboratory experience OR Master's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related scientific discipline with a minimum of 4 years of applicable laboratory experience.

  • Extensive knowledge and practical application of relevant analytical techniques (analytical testing and troubleshooting).

  • Expertise in performing HPLC, UV Spectrophotometry and capillary gel electrophoresis.

  • Experienced in cGMP, regulatory guidance and audits.

  • Proficiency with computer systems (Microsoft Office applications, LIMS, etc.).

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.


  • Knowledge in ELISA or cell-based assays a plus.

  • Strong understanding of continuous improvement tools and skills preferred (standard work, visual management, DMAIC).

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Normal lifting, sitting, standing and walking requirements to facilitate support of staff in the office and on the floor (laboratory, suites, etc.).

Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel, or Environment Requirements

  • Position is first shift Monday through Friday. Some off hour (night/weekend/holiday) support may be required to support staff and operations or to maintain appropriate social distancing.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 08 DECEMBER 2020

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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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.

Quality Assurance and Control