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Senior Scientist, Analytical R&D, Gene Therapy


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The qualified candidate for this Sr. Scientist position will be joining the Analytical R&D QCSM organization to enable development of biological therapeutics in Chapel Hill, NC. They will be responsible for developing and applying GMP methodologies for the assessment of product quality, safety, and detection of impurities. They will also provide microbiological and/or biochemistry expertise and assist with developing strategy for testing of gene therapy and new drug modalities. Excellent written and communication skills, effective time-management, an innovative spirit, and the ability and desire to work both independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced, team-oriented environment are essential for the position.


+ Responsible for utilizing established biochemistry and microbiological methodologies to support GMP in-process, release, and stability testing of clinical supplies.

+ Work within corporate guidelines and must appropriately record, archive and report all data as this is a cGMP compliant laboratory.

+ Interact effectively with peers and leaders as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

+ Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask and effective interpersonal, influencing skills and communication skills are required.

+ Troubleshoot scientific and technical challenges, and contribute to their resolution in a GMP environment.

+ Analyze and communicate experimental results both orally and in written reports to colleagues and management.

+ Ensure effective, high-quality, timely and appropriate documentation in electronic laboratory notebooks and internal Technical Reports and will contribute to equipment procurement, laboratory set up and organization.

+ Contribute to a safe, efficient and effective lab environment with personal accountability.

+ Colleague may also be responsible for mentoring and supporting junior staff.


+ PhD degree with 0-3 years or Master's degree with 3-5 years of postgraduate experience or BS degree with 5-8 years in biotech/ biopharma industry in the QC, Micro, or related laboratory.

+ Demonstrated ability to drive results and generate innovative solutions with minimum supervision.

+ Self-motivated, organized, and capable of working independently and in a collaborative environment.

+ Strong attention to detail with ability to execute detailed testing plans, record procedures, analyze data, and present results.

**Other Job Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: April 20, 2018**

+ Additional Location Information: Chapel Hill, NC

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

**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**

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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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