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Sr Assoc. Scientist

Pfizer


Location:
Sanford, NC
Date:
02/06/2018
2018-02-062018-03-09
Pfizer
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**Role Description**



The incumbent is responsible for performing routine and characterization analytical chemistry tests. Incumbent will also assist in conducting analytical chemistry projects and transfers within the Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) group. The MSAT Sanford group is comprised of process scientists and analytical scientists who work on multiple vaccine intermediate and drug substance products (i.e. proteins, polysaccharides, and protein-polysaccharide conjugates).



MSAT Sanford process scientists conduct fermentation, purification, and conjugation work at various laboratory scales to:







+ support the development or application of state-of-the-art processes, equipment, control schemes, and standards,



+ optimize biomanufacturing processes,



+ qualify alternate raw materials and components,



+ support the transfer of production from development or between commercial sites,



+ generate in-process, Final Batch Concentrate (FBC), and Monovalent Bulk Concentrate (MBC) materials that require testing.







The MSAT analytical scientists:







+ collaborate with the MSAT process scientists on all projects,



+ test samples and document analytical results,



+ interpret the data of tested materials



+ in-transfer analytical methods from analytical development, QC, and/or 3rd Party Entities



+ develop new methods for heightened characterization and comparability testing







The incumbent may serve on cross-functional projects and teams. Projects must achieve business, quality, and compliance objectives, and must be executed in a manner that assures full compliance with government regulations and internal company standards and values.



The incumbent will interact regularly with their manager and with their fellow scientists for guidance and coaching.







**Role Responsibilities**



Conduct wet-chemistry and instrumental analytical chemistry analysis on in-process, final batch concentrate (FBC), monovalent bulk concentrate (MBC) sample types.



Prepare analytical standards and reagents.



Operate and maintain laboratory equipment and instruments.



Calculate results using Excel spreadsheets and/or instrumental software.



Document results in electronic laboratory notebooks. Review notebooks of peers.



Work as support colleagues on various projects as assigned



Serve on various teams as analytical representative.



Perform general administrative assignments that support the entire MSAT department (e.g. safety representative, freezer team, equipment team)



Contribute on method development and method transfer in support of various projects supported by process scientists.







**Qualifications**



B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or equivalent, with an emphasis in analytical chemistry.



0-5 years of experience working in a laboratory environment (school or work setting is acceptable)



Experience working with proteins or carbohydrates is desired



GMP experience is desired



Solid foundation in chemistry and biochemistry



Knowledge of fundamental analytical chemistry principles (i.e. use of standards and controls, standard curve, matrix effects, sample preparation, sample management, calculations, control charting, spectroscopy, chromatography, ELISA, use of laboratory equipment, protein methods)



Impeccable pipetting skills required - This position involves generation of accurate analytical results. Nearly flawless pipetting skills are expected and required.



Excellent organizational and documentation skills - If the work is not documented clearly and completely, then the work will be of no value.



Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills



Comfortable using and learning instrumental software







The incumbent will spend at least 75% time in a laboratory environment standing, walking, or sitting at an analytical bench. Minimal lifting involved. Significant amount of pipetting is involved.







Position is for first shift, but may require flexible scheduling on rare occasions to accommodate process schedules for critical STAT assays. Travel is not anticipated, but may be required on an infrequent basis.







**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:** 19 February, 2018







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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