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Senior Scientist, Microbiology

Company: Pfizer Inc.
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Job Description:


  • 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 junior staff.

    • 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 priorities
      • 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 environment
      • 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
          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.

          N (Other) (United States of America)
          Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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