QC Scientist II

Andover, Massachusetts
Jul 30, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Quality Control Analytical group is seeking a highly motivated candidate to support GMP analytical testing activities for drug substance/drug product testing at the Andover site. The work includes various analytical and instrumental techniques including HPLC, UV-VIS, pH, Visual inspection, and SDS-Page. The candidate will also be expected to support additional QC Analytical testing activities as needed. This position requires working collaboratively with the QC Analytical testing team and active participating in scheduling, visual management, metrics, and continuous improvement activities. The successful candidate will be team oriented, have a passion for excellence, act with integrity, demonstrate equity and inclusivity, seek continuous improvement opportunities, and actively participate in site recognition programs.


  • Perform analytical testing of drug substance/drug product samples.

  • Record and maintain all related data and records in compliance with cGMP and quality procedures.

  • Identify basic technical issues, atypical or out-of-specifications test results, instrument malfunctions and methodology problems, and participate in investigations for resolution and correction.

  • Participate in continuous improvement culture within laboratories. Utilize continuous improvement tools.

  • Participate and use 5S, standard work, and visual management tools and processes.

  • Perform laboratory support functions and maintain work area in compliance with cGMP and quality procedures.

  • Perform work consistent with Pfizer Values of Courage, Excellence, Equity, and Joy


  • Bachelor's Degree required.

  • 2-4 years of related laboratory experience required.

  • Experience working in QC testing laboratory in GMP environment in pharmaceutical industry required.

  • Proficiency with computer systems (Microsoft Office applications, LIMS, etc.).

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Candidate must be self-motivated and be able to adapt to rapidly changing project priorities.


  • Science field of study preferred.

  • Experience in performing testing via HPLC, UV-VIS, ICE, CGE.

  • Strong understanding of continuous improvement tools and skills preferred (standard work, visual management, DMAIC).

  • Experience with electronic laboratory information management systems such as LIMS and Empower preferred.


Normal lifting, sitting, standing, and walking requirements to facilitate testing in a laboratory environment.


Position is first shift Monday through Friday. Some off hour (night/weekend/holiday) support may be required to support staff and operations

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply: August 10th, 2021

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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