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QC Scientist II


Andover, MA
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The Quality Control Analytical group is seeking a highly motivated and experienced candidate to support GMP sampling and analytical testing of raw materials at the Andover site. The candidate will perform sampling, testing, and support activities for raw materials, attend cross-functional meetings, guide and train junior analysts, review and revise procedures, participate in continuous improvement activities, and utilize scientific knowledge to troubleshoot technical issues and participate in investigations for root cause determination and resolution


+ Perform Raw Material Sampling in the GMP warehouse to support clinical and commercial manufacturing operations

+ Perform Daily Sanitization of ISO classified Sampling Areas

+ Attend daily cross-functional Materials Program meetings, bring scheduling updates for Program visibility, and inform team of updates from the Materials Program

+ Perform and Review Appearance, Gas, and Raman Spectroscopy testing on Raw Materials.

+ Participate in continuous improvement culture within sampling areas. Identify opportunities for improvements and utilize site continuous improvement tools.

+ Identify and troubleshoot technical issues, atypical or out-of-specifications test results, instrument malfunctions and methodology problems, and participate in investigations

+ Provide guidance and training to junior analysts

+ Lead tours of sampling laboratory, answer questions, and participate in Board of Health audits

+ Plan and prioritize assignments to meet department and site goals

+ Record and maintain all related data and records in compliance with cGMP and quality procedures.

+ Perform work in a manner consistent with company safety policies and procedures.

+ Participate in company culture based programs.

Perform additional tasks as needed in the QC Analytical Department


+ B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, or related scientific discipline with a minimum of 4 years of related QC or GMP experience. M.S. with a minimum of 2 years of related laboratory experience.

+ Experience performing QC analytical testing and following procedures in a GMP laboratory. Preferred QC laboratory experience includes Raman Spectroscopy testing

+ Preferred experience with sampling raw materials for GMP operations

+ Strong oral and written communication skills, technical writing skills preferred

+ Strong understanding of cGMP regulations. Preferred experience with GMP industry standards as applied to raw materials

+ Proficiency with computer systems (Microsoft Office applications, LIMS, etc.). Preferred experience with Labware LIMS

+ Prefer experience authoring or reviewing documentation such as SOPs and investigations.


+ Lifting up to 50 pounds daily.

+ 5 to 8 hours walking, lifting, moving materials in the warehouse.

+ Position is first shift Monday through Friday. Some off hour (night/weekend/holiday) support may be required to support staff and operations.

**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.

**Last Date to Apply for Job:** 1/31/18

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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