Senior Scientist, Microbiology
Company: Pfizer Inc.
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: July 29, 2019
- The qualified candidate will join the Analytical R&D QCSM
organization to enable development of biological therapeutics in
Chapel Hill, NC.The qualified candidate will be responsible for
developing and applying GMP methodologies for the assessment of
product quality, safety, and detection of impurities. Will provide
microbiological and/or biochemistry expertise and assist with
developing strategy for testing of gene therapy and new drug
modalities. Excellent written and communication skills, effective
time-management, an innovative spirit, and the ability and desire
to work both independently and collaboratively in a
multidisciplinary, fast-paced, team-oriented environment are
essential for the position.
The qualified colleague is responsible for utilizing established
biochemistry and microbiological methodologies to support
environmental monitoring and GMP in-process, 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. Colleague must be able to troubleshoot scientific and
technical challenges, and contribute to their resolution in a GMP
environment. Candidate must be able to analyze and communicate
experimental results both orally and in written reports to
colleagues and management. Candidate will ensure effective,
high-quality, timely and appropriate documentation in electronic
laboratory notebooks and internal Technical Reports and will
contribute to equipment procurement, laboratory set up and
organization. Candidate will contribute to a safe, efficient and
effective lab environment with personal accountability.
Colleague may also be responsible for mentoring and supporting
- PhD degree with 0-3 years or Master's degree with 5+ years of
postgraduate experience or BS degree with 7+ years in biotech/
biopharma industry in the QC, Micro, or related laboratory.
- Demonstrated ability to drive results and generate innovative
solutions with minimum supervision.
- Applicants should be self-motivated, organized, and capable of
working independently and in a collaborative environment.
- Strong attention to detail. Ability to execute detailed testing
plans, record procedures, analyze data, and present results.
- Extensive experience in GMP QC laboratory, including trending
of data, investigation management, and working in a regulated
environment is required.
- Able to work in a fast paced team environment with changing
- Excellent documentation skills
- Experience with UV, HPLC, pH, Bioburden, Endotoxin, PCR, and
other similar laboratory instrumentation and methodologies
- Self-motivated and highly effective in a team-based
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Experience with laboratory data systems such as Laboratory
Information Management Systems, TrackWise, ELN is helpful
Other Job Details:
- Last Day to Apply: September 10, 2019
- Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes
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