MSAT Sanford Summer Intern

Sanford, North Carolina, United States
Nov 09, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Why Patients Need You
A career with us is about discovering breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Whatever your role, you'll be part of bringing those therapies to people all over the world. You'll be driving the industry forward and making a positive difference. And you'll discover that amazing things are possible.
Pfizer's Global Supply (PGS) University Talent Program offers summer internships that cross over all facets of the business. The core manufacturing operations are supported by various departments and teams including operations, engineering, quality, supply chain and logistics. This position will be working within the Manufacturing Science and Technology group, which provides process support for vaccine drug substance manufacturing. The summer intern will work on challenging assignments and projects that will stimulate creative problem-solving and collaborative leadership, while contributing to the overall goal of bringing quality life-saving medicines to patients around the world. The individual selected for this role will join our team in Sanford, NC.

What You Will Achieve
In this summer internship position, you will have the opportunity to be immersed in an assignment in which you will gain industry experience and help solve some of the biggest challenges we face today. With guidance from your mentor, you will understand the expectations of an employee in a professional setting and how to work independently, as well as within a team, to achieve your project goals. You will be part of a collaborative environment that values diverse thinking and encourages calculated risk taking. The duration of a summer internship is 10 weeks.

A summer intern can expect to join a diverse team that has multiple disciplines. The intern could work on fermentation, purification, conjugation, or analytical projects depending on their interests and field of study. Summer interns can expect challenging assignments with the opportunity to apply knowledge and gain work experience within a laboratory and/or pilot plant at a GMP facility. In addition to their assigned project, interns can expect opportunities to participate in group social and developmental learning activities throughout the summer. Core responsibilities are as follows:



  • Scale-up/scale-down of lab, pilot, or full-scale processes using various platforms; followed by execution of the process
  • Utilize technical knowledge to identify, troubleshoot, and assist with resolution of process problems.
  • Document experiment execution using an electronic lab notebook, batch record, and/or protocols.
  • Organize technical data and provide oral presentations or technical reports to communicate results, as required.
  • Prioritize and organize work to meet project deadlines and support team goals.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to deliver site objectives on time.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required.

How You Will Achieve It




  • Contribute to the completion of projects, manage time to meet agreed targets and develop plans for work activities on own projects within a team.
  • Work on fixed assignments that allow peer-to-peer training during rotation transitions.
  • Seek to improve own performance, contribution, knowledge and skills.
  • Develop and enhance your communication skills as you will be participating in meetings, and providing presentations to other personnel at all levels of the organization.
  • Work in teams or independently on assigned tasks, and be part of an ownership culture that values diversity.





  • Completed Junior year in a College or University studying applicable coursework (Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology or other related discipline). Undergraduate and Master students going into their senior year of study preferred.
  • Strong academic performance (a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher preferred)
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to be agile and adaptable in a fast pace environment.
  • Active enrollment and completion of the 1st year in an accredited, 4 year undergraduate program
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven track record of teamwork, innovation and initiative
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Capacity to quickly identify problems and create solutions
  • Highly effective in communicating in written, verbal, and presentation form
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Passion for learning and pursuing a career in the health care industry
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and assignments
  • Strong organizational skills, capacity to quickly identify problems and create solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills




  • Laboratory experience with operating any of the following systems desired: Chromatography, Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF), centrifugation, fermentation equipment.







  • Standing, walking, sitting, bending as required
  • Able to lift moderate weight






  • Occasional work off-shift, overtime, weekends and/or holidays to meet business needs.
  • Work with potentially hazardous chemicals using appropriate personal protective safety equipment in a properly controlled environment

Last date to apply:
November 25th, 2020

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