Senior Associate Scientist, Technical Writer - Vaccines

Pearl River, New York
July 22 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

This is a non-laboratory-based position within the Vaccine Research and Development - Analytical development group. The candidate will work with scientists to draft, track and issue technical documentation within the GLP laboratory. Documents may include but are not restricted to analytical methods, qualification reports, method deviations, certificates of characterization and other documentation required within the GLP lab operations. Additionally, the candidate will coordinate outsourcing testing activities including gathering quotes, shipping sample materials to CROs, tracking turnaround time and testing status, and ensuring timely completion of testing.

How You Will Achieve It

In this position the individual will be responsible for:
  • Documenting qualification of GLP instruments, which includes assembly and issuance of master protocols and executed reports for GLP instruments, and tracking status of GLP instruments and equipment.
  • Compiling and issuing change controls for GLP instruments in collaboration with Quality Assurance Group.
  • Preparing shipment documents and sending materials to outsourcing vendors. Organizing and tracking outsourcing information such as quotes, testing turnaround times and testing status. Interfacing with the contract lab to follow up regarding testing result availability.
  • Drafting and revising methods, qualification reports, specification reports, stability protocols, certificates of characterization, stability reports, etc. Assisting with GLP and non-GLP documentation submission to various documentation portals. Maintaining and tracking documentation submission and approval statuses.
  • Supporting sample logging in LIMS.
  • Where applicable, performing job responsibilities in compliance with GLP requirements.



  • BS or equivalent scientific/ engineering/ pharmaceutical development sciences degree required. Minimum 1-2 years of work experience required.
  • Understanding of life sciences with proven technical writing skills. Competent working knowledge of computer-based systems such as Microsoft Office, controlled documentation systems (e.g. SUBMISSION READY templates and LIMS).
  • Familiarity with tracking/change control systems.


  • MS or equivalent degree preferred
  • Previous GLP experience is a plus.


Standard conditions - sitting, standing

Other Job Details

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.

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