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The Chemist role represents the API lab units or the entire lab organization on high complexity projects and project teams both within and outside of Quality Operations. This role provides leadership and expertise to assist the laboratory with troubleshooting, investigations, and instrument qualifications. The Chemist role leads medium to high complexity project teams within Quality Operations tasked with improving laboratory or other quality systems. This role may serve as the customer focus chemist, communicating priorities to the lab and following up with customers on the status of open testing. This role has the responsibility of serving as Management Designee during Manager absences. The Chemist may present and potentially defend QO Laboratory Quality Systems during audits and inspections.


Leads and documents laboratory investigations for procedural deviations, atypical, OOS, questionable, and invalidated data occurrences.

Assures adherence to data integrity initiatives.

As a Subject Matter Expert (SME), represents the API lab units or the entire lab organization on high complexity projects and project teams both within and outside of QO. Leads medium or high complexity project teams within QO tasked with improving laboratory or other quality systems.

Assists QO Lab leadership in determining scheduling priorities and workload distribution to ensure customer needs are met.

Performs data quality inspection through Quality audits and 2nd check of laboratory data packets

Utilizes M1 tools and PHP principles during investigative processes.

Supports and may lead implementation of various elements of IMEx.

Performs analytical assays during times of need.

Demonstrates a technical mastery of one or more techniques in fields such as: chromatography, wet chemistry, physical chemistry, or spectroscopy as well as a complete knowledge of laboratory operations including both technical and compliance aspects.

Applies knowledge of advanced techniques and procedures with recommendations and implementation of new or modified procedures or instrumentation for improved lab efficiency.

Trains others in the theory and practice of both laboratory techniques and quality systems including investigations, instrument qualifications, etc.

Independently writes SOPs, technical reports, project plans, instrument qualifications, etc.

Serves as management designee and will have limited input into the OTE colleague performance assessment process.


BA/BS, or MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related science.

A minimum of 2 years experience in Quality Operations preferred.


Job requires sitting, standing, walking, ability to type, and dexterity for handling glassware/laboratory equipment.


This position may require colleagues to work extended hours to meet business or customer needs. All Laboratory colleagues adhere to safe work practices such as wearing appropriate personal protective equipment including lab coat, safety glasses, and gloves. There is no routine travel associated with this position.

**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.

**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.

**Additional Offer Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: 12/4/2017**

+ **This job is (Pfizer) (Exempt) (US) Grade: 004**

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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