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Investigational Analyst

Pfizer


Location:
St. Louis, MO
Date:
12/07/2017
2017-12-072018-01-07
Pfizer
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Job Details

**ROLE SUMMARY**



This position will be responsible for performing investigational analysis and testing activities in the Product Technology Laboratory within a cGMP environment. This includes performing visual and functional evaluations of auto-injectors or auto-injector components, measurements, and testing as well as coordinating and overseeing testing performed by others and making sure it is executed properly. This includes creating test documentation or protocols. This is a hands-on position, and may include filling, assembly, inspection, and testing of components and auto-injectors, along with execution of protocols. This person will be expected to work from detailed drawings, diagrams, protocols, verbal and written instructions. Responsibilities include analyzing findings, summarizing/ reporting data, developing inspection methods and test procedures, maintaining lab equipment, and performing mechanical engineering support work.







**ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES**







+ Perform cGMP compliant work.



+ Perform investigational analysis and testing in the Product Technology Laboratory, coordinating and overseeing additional testing with others as necessary. Keep an up-to-date list of all samples received with priority, status, and due date.



+ Create initial test documentation to include items such as background information, test procedures, components, equipment, and data sheets. Analyze findings, summarize, graph, and report data.



+ Maintain lab equipment and a well organized laboratory with a high focus on safety



+ Work from detailed drawings, diagrams, schematics, verbal and written instructions



+ Develop, execute, and summarize testing protocols as needed



+ Develop inspection methods and test procedures as needed



+ Attend planning meetings to provide updates as needed



+ Interact with machine shops (internal or external) to fabricate testing apparatus as needed



+ All other duties as assigned







**QUALIFICATIONS**







+ Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science preferred. Related experience in a technical environment or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Minimum 2 years in a pharmaceutical/ medical device/combination product laboratory preferred, with experience in measurement and inspection processes. Proficient at MS Excel, Word, and general typing skills. Must have good documentation practices and able to work in a fast paced environment with good attention to detail.



+ Very organized individual with good mechanical aptitude/ good working knowledge of mechanical devices



+ Able to coordinate and work on several projects at the same time, prioritizing work load appropriately and using time efficiently. Adapts quickly to changes in priorities or assigned work.



+ Self-motivated and safety-minded. Follows tasks through to completion in a timely manner with minimum supervision. Consistently produces high quality work. Able to focus on priorities and have a sense of urgency.



+ Able to analyze and report data. Strong mathematical and reasoning skills.



+ Good leadership and communication skills, works well with others, good mentor to others helping out in lab



+ Professional and courteous. Open to other points of view, cordial and willing to accept feedback



+ Good working knowledge of spreadsheets, graphs, conditional formatting, and formulas in MS Excel



+ Good working knowledge of tables and formatting in MS Word



+ Laboratory experience, preferably pharmaceutical



+ Experience with measurement systems and inspection processes



+ Experience with pharmaceutical industry, medical devices, cGMP's



+ Good understanding of quality principles such as sampling and defect classifications



+ Able to read and understand detailed drawings, diagrams, and protocols



+ Able to easily comprehend verbal and written instructions, take good notes, and following through on actions



+ Good typing skills/ accuracy



+ Listens/ asks for clarification when needed



+ Attention to detail and right the first time approach



+ Writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data in an organized fashion; able to read and interpret written information



+ Displays original thinking and creativity; generates suggestions for improving test methods



+ Able to troubleshoot problems experienced during testing or test set-up



+ Able to create basic testing protocols







**PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS**



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to general laboratory and/or manufacturing areas; work near moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; required to stand; walk; sit; talk or hear; lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus and ability to see small particulate in laboratory generated samples. Laboratory testing or measurements required which may include some repetitive tasks or hand movements.







**NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS**



May require work on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift or on weekends. Occasional out-of-town travel may be required as well as local travel between the Westport and Brentwood facilities in St. Louis.







**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.







This job is open only to Lawful Permanent Residents (as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20)), or Protected Individuals (as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), namely, U.S. Citizens, Refugees, and Asylees.







**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.







**Other Job Details:**







+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: December 20, 2017**







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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