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QO Technical Associate


Kalamazoo, MI
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Using standardized testing procedures, the candidate will conduct a variety of microbiological and/or immunological analyses on finished products and/or raw materials. The tests and assays are performed as a function of a high output microbiological/immunological testing laboratory. In addition to performance of routine testing, the candidate will assist in the overall operation of the laboratory including: development of standard operating procedures, stocking and ordering of laboratory supplies, routine maintenance of equipment and overall lab upkeep. Testing of blood/blood products may also be performed periodically.

Primarily First Shift: 7:00am - 3:30pm. Weekend, Holiday, and Overtime hours may be required in order to meet business and/or customer needs.


Execution of microbiological and/or immunological release testing on in-coming materials and finished product dosage forms using approved test plans. Recognizes atypical results and notified management appropriately. Can troubleshoot issues independently.

Scheduling of daily laboratory activities.

Entry, review, and approval of data in LIMS system.

Has basic understanding of equipment & facilitates timely laboratory maintenance.

Ordering and maintenance of laboratory supplies.

May participate on interdepartmental teams, projects, and initiatives.

Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are required. Basic computer skills such as data entry with a high level of attention to detail are also required. The successful candidate will also posess a demonstrated ability to organize time independently, be able to perform several tasks concurrently (ability to multi-task), and be able to meet objectives in a flexible, team-oriented environment. Preferred candidate would have previous laboratory experience, including a basic understanding of microbiology and aseptic technique.


High school diploma (or equivalent) required. BS in Microbiology, Bacteriology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or related specialized biological sciences preferred.

Preferred candidate has 1 - 3 years experience in a GLP/GMP laboratory environment.


Responsible for individual contributions to achieve team deliverables. May perform work independently, or as an integral member of a team. Interacts with other team members in the laboratory, within the Microbiology Department, and with colleagues from other departments (primarily within the Quality organization).

This description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

**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: 5/9/18**

+ Eligible for Relocation Package

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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