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Technical Associate 3, Analytical Research and Development

Groton, Connecticut
Closing date
Feb 8, 2023

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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

We are seeking a Technical Associate 3 in the Analytical Research and Development GA group as a laboratory-based analyst that will support Equipment Lifecycle in Groton, CT.

The Technical Associate 3 will support ARD Equipment Lifecycle necessary to onboard equipment and ensure compliance with applicable procedures and policies as a team member. The colleague must be able to interact effectively with peers and leaders as part of a multi-disciplinary team and thrive in a fast-paced environment. The individual should also be proficient with a variety of software and information systems. Attention to detail, accuracy, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask, and effective interpersonal, communication and documentation skills are required.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Job responsibilities may include onboarding of new diverse analytical equipment as well as upgrades to existing equipment for both GMP and development instrumentation (simple to complex). This requires:
    • Strong knowledge of System Lifecycle Process (SME)
    • Author/lead:
      • Change Control for qualified equipment/systems
      • Equipment updates/decommissioning
      • Investigation of calibration deviations
    • Coordinate/participate:
      • Commission new equipment
      • Data integrity assessments
      • Preparation of technical documentation such as SOPs revisions, CAPAs, periodic reviews, updates to validation master plans.
    • Work with vendors, IT for data storage solutions, cross-functional project teams to ensure equipment is onboarded efficiently and in compliance with regulatory and Pfizer compliance expectations.
  • Coordination of GMP sample receipt and login following lab procedures.
  • Perform quality inspections and identification testing on raw materials, excipients, and packaging components within the laboratory environment.
  • Manage workload with autonomy Direct interaction with project team members, verbal and written.
  • Document testing and results in eLN and LIMS. Utilize Clementine, Sharepoint, GDMS, etc. for workload and document


  • H.S. diploma or equivalent with either: Additional field related education (see preferred qualifications) or with 2 years experience.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including the ability to maintain an accurate scientific notebook.
  • Familiarity with modern analytical tools and techniques.

  • Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, or Technical Degree
  • Some experience in a laboratory setting
  • Proficiency using various computer applications including, but not limited to: LIMS, GDMS

  • The position requires an ability to work in a laboratory environment performing analytical testing on raw materials, excipients and packaging components (ex: appearance, spectroscopic ID testing, LOD)

  • A standard day shift operation totaling approximately 40 hours per week is expected for this role.
  • Training will be provided as necessary.

Other Job Details:
  • Last day to apply: February 7, 2023.
  • Work Location Assignment: On Premise
  • On Premise colleagues work in a Pfizer site because it's needed to get their job done. They may have flexibility to work remotely from time to time, but they are primarily on-site.


Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.


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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