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Associate Scientist

Sanford, North Carolina
Closing date
Feb 29, 2024

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Health Sciences, Drug Development
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

You will be a member of Pfizer's dedicated and highly effective quality assurance and control team. You will be responsible for analyzing chemical, biological or microbiological products to support our quality programs. Your contribution to environmental testing, utility monitoring, analytical testing, microbial identification and sterility testing will help Pfizer provide safe drugs to patients. Your understanding of Quality Control instruments will help us meet their accuracy specifications against established standards. You will also be relied on for setting requirements for the transfer of methodology from R&D.

As an Associate scientist, your strong foundation in general scientific practice and in the principles and concepts of the discipline will help us achieve our goals. 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 dedication and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Perform tasks associated with maintaining Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} compliant Quality Control and Stability laboratories.
  • Performs tasks associated with maintaining GMP compliant Quality Control and Stability laboratories. Performs testing including, but not limited to clinical and/or commercial product, raw materials and validation samples.
  • Analyzes and interprets results, makes decisions regarding the accuracy, completeness and compliance.
  • Responsible for appropriate creation, review and approval of GMP documentation (test records, and as assigned validation protocols/reports, test methods, equipment records, etc.) and ensuring adherence to Pfizer standards, guidelines and values.
  • Responsible for reporting issues to management and participating in issue resolution (such as reporting OOS result and participating in associated laboratory investigation, reporting instrument issues and assisting with troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Assessing existing situations and suggesting improvements to increase compliance and innovation.
  • Act safely and follow Environment, Health and Safety requirements for site and QC laboratories.
  • Apply existing techniques and procedures, with recommendations, and implement modifications for improved efficiency.
  • Operate within established HR policies and basic colleague relations guidelines.
  • Contribute to the completion of team objectives and assigned project milestones.
  • Exercise and build basic team effectiveness skills, such as commitment, feedback and consensus management, within the work group.



  • Applicant must have High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and 6 years of relevant experience OR an Associate's degree with 4 years of experience OR a achelor's degree with 0+ years of experience.
  • Working knowledge in manufacturing, quality or engineering experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills


  • Understanding of laboratory practices and analytical testing and use of analytical equipment: i.e. UV-VIS, HPLC, UPLC, pH, appearance, osmolality, TOC and conductivity, and various other instruments.

Physical/Mental Requirements
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs, stand for 2 to 3 hours at a time, sit for 2 to 3 hours at a time, walk long distances and bend to obtain items from lower shelving/cabinets.
  • Intellectual capability to perform complex mathematical problems and perform complex data analysis.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel, or Environment Requirements
  • Schedule is primarily day shift (M-F, 8 hrs) but may require off-shift work on occasions.
  • Limited travel for the position; no more than 10% traveling.

Other Job Details:
  • Last day to Apply: February 28th , 2024
  • Eligible for Relocation Assistance: YES/NO
  • Work Location Assignment:On Premise

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $54,700.00 to $91,100.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 7.5% of the base salary. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

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

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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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