Pfizer

Associate Scientist, QC

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Chesterfield, Missouri
Salary
Competitive
Posted
April 30 2021
Ref
4812612
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
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

As an Associate Scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you'll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. You will perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of organic, inorganic compounds, or biologics. This will help you determine chemical and physical properties during chemical syntheses, fermentation or drug product development process by verifying their identity, purity, and homogeneity.

Your strong foundation in general scientific practice, its principles and concepts will help in meeting critical deadlines. You will be relied on as a technical contributor to assess the assigned tasks and make decisions that involve direct application of your knowledge.

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

How You Will Achieve It

  • Exercise and build basic team effectiveness skills {e.g., commitment, feedback, consensus management) within the work group.
  • Prepare and review technical documents, including validation protocols and reports, analytical test procedures, investigation reports, and change controls.
  • Direct interaction with project team members, including presentation of data.
  • Complete all Good Laboratory Practice {part of GxP}and safety training in compliance with departmental requirements and follow appropriate safety practices in the workplace.
  • Perform various experiments for analytical method development/qualification/validation and characterization for biological therapeutics.
  • Perform and document drug substance or drug product related Microbiological activities.
  • Conduct all work according to appropriate Standard Operating Procedures' following Good Manufacturing Practices/Good Laboratory Practices (GMP/GLP) requirements and ensure integrity of all data generated and documented.
  • Independently analyze and provide conclusions regarding experimental data generated.
  • Plan and prioritize related recovery and purification activities.
  • Present problems and propose solutions in discussions with group members.


Qualifications

Must-Have

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • MINIMUM: BS in chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biology or related field.

    DESIRED: Biotech/pharmaceutical GMP laboratory experience in a variety of analytical techniques. Ability to follow established

    procedures under minimal supervision. Some knowledge of drug development process for progression of biological

    candidates. LIMS experience preferred.

    OTHER ATTRIBUTES DESIRABLE:
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Self-motivated and highly effective in a team-based environment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in analysis of large molecules
  • Experience with laboratory data systems such as Empower, and Laboratory Information

    Management Systems
  • Experience with Quality Systems in a Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} environment
  • Experience with laboratory data systems
  • Hands on experience or working knowledge in Pharmaceutical industry in handling of analytical instruments
  • Knowledge of drug development process for progression of biological incumbents
  • Good documentation skills with high attention to detail, strong organizational skills, team oriented, effective interpersonal and communication skills


Nice-to-Have

  • The qualified colleague is responsible for utilizing established biochemistry methodologies to

    support GMP release and stability testing of clinical supplies. 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.


PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

Not applicable

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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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