Laboratory Operations Support, Early Bioprocess Development

Pearl River, New York
October 12 2021
Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Why Patients Need You

A career with us is about discovering breakthroughs that change patients' lives. A high performing team is essential to bringing those therapies to people all over the world and making a positive difference. We need dedicated colleagues like you who are efficient, find solutions and collaborate with others to achieve our purpose.

What You Will Achieve

The prime purpose of this position is to provide technical and facility support to the Fermentation and Cell Culture group in the Early Bioprocess Development Department in Vaccines Research and Development. This entails preparing solutions and cell culture supplies as well as preparing bioreactors for use. Additionally, the incumbent will assist in the coordination of all maintenance activities for Early Bioprocess Development Department and coordinate activities with scientists and other techs.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Maintain inventory and order bulk chemicals, cell culture supplies and other common supplies not stocked in Thermo-Fisher stockroom; supervise maintenance of the Thermo-Fisher stockroom to ensure supplies are available and follow up when stocks are depleted; maintain the inventory system for cell culture supplies and equipment
  • Stage experiments as requested by scientific staff including but not limited to:
    • Assist scientists in formulation of custom reagents and media
    • Maintain cell culture media and reagent supply
    • Assist with plasmid preparation to support scientific activities
    • Prepare and autoclave requested tubing connection devices and transfer bottles to support experimental work
  • Collect and secure biohazard waste from the labs and pilot areas; stock local lab supply areas with frequently used disposables
  • Calibrate, maintain and operate scientific instruments, coordinate maintenance of equipment and facilities with service providers and vendors
  • Assist with harvest and recovery procedures as needed
  • Perform other assigned scientific support activities as needed



  • Preferred Associate Degree or high school diploma with 2-5 years of appropriate technical experience
  • Proficiency with personal computers including familiarity with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook functions
  • Good communication and reading skills - works well from written and verbal instruction
  • Willing to work a flexible time schedule


  • Course work in chemistry is highly desirable to aid understanding of chemical formulae in formulation instructions
  • Course work in biology or biotechnology is highly desirable for supporting work with bioreactors

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Some heavy lifting (approximately 50 lb or less) of supplies and equipment is required

Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel or Environment Requirements

  • Willing to work overtime with little notice

Other Job Details

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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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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