Pfizer Senior Associate Scientist in Andover, Massachusetts
The qualified candidate will join the Analytical Research and Development Microbiology Strategy & Testing (ARD-MST) organization to enable development of biological therapeutics in Andover, MA. The qualified candidate will be responsible for applying GMP microbiological methods (bioburden, LAL, PCR, etc.) in the assessment of product quality and detection of impurities. This group also performs micro method qualifications and Environmental Monitoring (EM) of Drug Substance and Drug Product facilities.
The qualified colleague is responsible for utilizing established microbiological methodologies to support GMP in-process, release, and stability testing of clinical supplies. The individual is responsible for becoming proficient in aseptic lab technique and facility gowning for EM, bioburden and LAL testing, microbial identifications, and qPCR. The colleague must work within corporate guidelines and must appropriately record, archive and report all data as this is a cGMP compliant laboratory. The colleague must be able to interact effectively with peers and leaders as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The candidate must thrive in a fast-paced environment. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask and effective interpersonal, influencing skills and communication skills are required.
MINIMUM: Bachelors degree in biology, microbiology, or related field
DESIRED: 1- year Biotech/pharmaceutical GMP laboratory experience . Ability to follow established procedures under minimal supervision. Experience with Quality Systems in a GMP environment. Some knowledge of drug development process for progression of biological candidates.
OTHER ATTRIBUTES DESIRABLE:
• Excellent documentation skills
• Self-motivated and highly effective in a team-based environment
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Experience with laboratory data systems such as Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)/Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN)
Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking.
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Tuesday - Saturday, first shift or
Sunday - Thursday, first shift
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