Scientist, Vaccines

Pearl River, New York
November 17 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The primary purpose of this job role is to function as a senior member of the Sample Management (SM) operations within Pfizer Vaccine Research and Development (VRD). The candidate will be responsible for managing SM's equipment (Freezers, Hamilton Robots), including maintenance, installation, and equipment qualification. The candidate will represent the SM group at equipment meetings and manage the change control processes. In addition, the candidate may manage direct reports (as needed).

The candidate will work in a team setting and will share roles and responsibilities as assigned by the team leader/manager.

  • The candidate will perform job responsibilities in compliance with cGMP/GLP and all other regulatory agency requirements.
  • Authors Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Deviation Technical Notes (DTNs), and Laboratory Deviation Reports (LDRs).
  • The candidate will be responsible for freezer and other equipment management including change control requests and overseeing the maintenance schedules for SM equipment.
  • Ensures that laboratory instruments are in good working order according to departmental SOPs.
  • Oversee the sample destruction project.
  • Coordinating the review of sample inventory and destruction of required samples.
  • Performs routine robotic and manual assay runs and processes (e.g. sample preps; create sample splits).
  • Contributes and reviews documentation associated with protocols and SOPs, including data generation and collection for Qualification Documents, information/data archiving, data review, SOP review and status report writing/review to the supervisor.
  • Trains junior candidates on defined Sample Management laboratory processes.
  • May perform routine scheduling/coordination function across functional area group.
  • Manage direct reports as requested by immediate manager.
  • This includes, managing the employee's career development, and giving guidance on their goals and development plans.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Should be self-motivated and able to work effectively as part of a team. Should possess the ability to multi-task and align priorities with program objectives.
  • Need to have solid decision-making skills and be able to resolve moderately complex problems.
  • Able to work in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.

  • BS Degree with 5+ years of experience or MS with 4+ years experience (Non-PhD)
  • At least 5 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications including Word Processing, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and coordination ability. Prior managerial experience is a plus.
  • Strong Organizational Skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Other Job Details:
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES


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