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Scientist (Non

Pfizer


Location:
Andover, MA
Date:
08/18/2017
2017-08-182017-09-16
Job Code:
1046244
Pfizer
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Job Title Scientist (Non

JobID 1046244

Location: Andover, MA

Description A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.



All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



Bioassay and Impurity Testing Group: We are seeking candidates to join us in building capabilities to lead the industry in the advancement of novel products to the market through innovation and execution of analytical testing. Working within a team setting, the qualified candidate will be responsible for the development, maintenance and testing of critical reagents and assays to evaluate process-related impurities in biological candidates in clinical development.



The qualified candidate will have a thorough understanding and knowledge of the development of immunoassays and/or PCR assays. The methods may be used for release testing and product characterization to ensure residual host impurities are controlled. These data are required to confirm suitable quality of clinical supplies in a broad biologics portfolio, including vaccines, gene therapy, antibody-drug conjugates, therapeutic proteins and monoclonal antibodies.



Prior experience in assay validation is highly desirable, as well as any experience working in cGMP environment. Excellent writing skills and the ability to document and communicate results to a wide array of scientists and management will be critical. Ability to multitask while working with multiple people in a team-based environment is a requirement.



• Responsible for development, troubleshooting, qualification and testing of qPCR-based assays and immunoassays. and their associated critical reagents in a GMP environment.

• Documenting and reporting lab work according to GMP practices.

• The candidate must be able to interact effectively with multi-disciplinary project teams.

• The candidate is expected to tabulate data, provide data interpretation to their teams and to their customers.

• Revise/review/author test methods and technical reports.



MINIMUM:

• Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnology or related field with 7 - 10 years of experience developing and performing qPCR-based assays and immunoassays (e.g. ELISA) for biotherapeutic drug candidates.

• Proven record of delivering results in a fast paced environment and effective communication to project teams.

• Demonstrated technical writing skills and good interpersonal skills a must.

• Track record of people and team leadership/collaboration skills as leaders of small project activities/teams.



DESIRABLE:

• Experience with automation platforms (e.g. Hamilton, TECAN, Caliper, etc.).

• Previous experience developing assays.

• Experience in GxP (GLP, GMP) environment and implementation of continuous improvement practices.

• Method validation experience.



PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking.



**EEO Statement**

**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:**



+ **Grade:** 06

+ **Additional Location Information** : St. Louis, MO Chesterfield

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus



A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.



All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



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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