Sr Associate Scientist, Bioassay & Impurity Testing (Outsourcing & Logistics)

Chesterfield, Missouri
April 01 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Why Patients Need You

Pfizer's purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer's purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

Bioassay and Impurity Testing (BIT) Group: We are seeking a candidate to join us in building capabilities and capacity to lead the industry in the advancement of novel products to the market. Working within a team setting, the qualified candidate will be part of the BIT operation, outsourcing and logistics support team. The qualified candidate ideally will have previous experience with performing immunoassays, PCR and cell assay to be able to support outsourcing and troubleshooting deliverables associated with the position. Prior experience in working in a GMP environment, audit readiness, project management and interacting with CROs are also desirable. Excellent communication skill, attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple deliverables and work with multiple people in a team-based environment is a requirement.

How You Will Achieve It

  • The candidate will be responsible for helping with outsourcing activities within BIT and interacting with several outsourcing groups in the organization
  • The candidate will be responsible for helping with GMP activities, (training, audit readiness, compliance checkups) to keep group compliant
  • Candidate will be responsible for helping with general lab operations activities (5S, Freezer inventory/organization, equipment upkeep) to ensure laboratories run smoothly
  • The candidate is expected to document according to GMP practices
  • The candidate must be able to interact effectively with multi-disciplinary project teams



  • Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnology or related field.
  • 2-4 years of experience performing immunoassays (e.g. ELISA)
  • Proven record of delivering results in a fast paced environment and effective communication to project teams
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and meet project timelines.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).


  • Experience in GxP (GLP, GMP) environment and implementation of continuous improvement practices strongly preferred .
  • Cell based assay experience (familiar with) strongly preferred.
  • Experience in project management preferred.

Physical/Mental Requirements
  • Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking.

Other Job Details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: April 14th, 2021
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES

Sunshine Act

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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.

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