Associate Scientist, Sample Handling and Raw Materials Analyst - Chesterfield, MO | Biospace
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Associate Scientist, Sample Handling and Raw Materials Analyst

Pfizer Inc.

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Location:
Chesterfield, MO
Posted Date:
4/28/2017
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
35757.18684
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

About Pfizer

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.



Role Description

The qualified candidate will join the Analytical R&D organization and will contribute to the development of biological therapeutics. The candidate will be responsible for receipt/shipping/distribution of analytical testing samples throughout the organization as well as external partners to enable the GMP release and stability testing of clinical supplies. In addition, the candidate is expected to oversee the Chesterfield, MO raw materials program and will be required to revise/review/author raw materials specifications, set up testing/regular communications with both internal and external partners, and review and transcribe testing data.



Responsibilities

The qualified candidate will join the Biotherapeutic Pharmaceutical Sciences Analytical R&D organization and will be responsible for receipt/shipping/distribution of analytical testing samples to support GMP release and stability testing of clinical supplies. The individual will also be responsible for overseeing the raw materials utilized at the Chesterfield, MO site (this includes generation of testing specifications, data entry, and collaboration with contract research laboratories for testing). The colleague must work within corporate guidelines and must appropriately record, archive and report all data. The colleague must be able to interact effectively with peers and leaders as part of a multi-disciplinary team across multiple geographies. The candidate must thrive in a fast-paced environment. Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, the ability to multitask and effective interpersonal, influencing and communication skills are required.

Requirements

Qualifications

Education & Experience MINIMUM: BS in chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biology or related field Technical Skills Requirements MINIMUM: The desired candidate must have the ability to follow established procedures under minimal supervision in an industrial laboratory setting. The candidate must have good interpersonal and collaborative skills, excellent communication skills (verbal and written), and be highly motivated with the desire to continuously learn and develop. DESIRED: We are seeking a highly motivated individual with hands-on experience in raw materials testing and sample handling (receipt and distribution of large molecule samples). Experience with Quality Systems in a GMP environment and knowledge of drug development process for progression of biological candidates is also desired. OTHER ATTRIBUTES DESIRABLE:

*Excellent documentation skills

*Self-motivated and highly effective in a team-based environment

*Effective oral and written communication skills

*Experience with laboratory data systems such as Empower, and Laboratory Information Management Systems PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Position requires occasional light lifting and periods of standing, sitting or walking. NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Not applicable.



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.