QC Associate Scientist-Analytical Chemistry

Sanford, North Carolina
Jul 30, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients.  Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

You will be a member of Pfizer’s dedicated and highly effective quality assurance and control team. You will be responsible for analyzing chemical, biological or microbiological products to support our quality programs. Your contribution to environmental testing, utility monitoring, analytical testing, microbial identification and sterility testing will help Pfizer provide safe drugs to patients.

Your understanding of Quality Control instruments will help us meet their accuracy specifications against established standards. You will also be relied on for setting requirements for the transfer of methodology from R&D.

As a Senior Associate scientist, your significant experience of applying knowledge of principles, concepts, and practices of the discipline will make you a critical member of the team. Your skill and knowledge will help in making decisions that require choosing among limited options. Your being proactive in team discussions will help in creating an environment of collaboration.

It is your hard work and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Contribute to the completion of complex projects, manage own time to meet agreed targets and develop plans for work activities on own projects within a team.

  • Analyze and interpret results, makes decisions regarding the accuracy, completeness and compliance.

  • Responsible for detailing requirements for Laboratory Information Management System builds, building, testing and managing its Master Data changes.

  • Serve on cross functional teams to represent Quality Control and facilitate communications and activities/projects between Quality Control and site departments and/or Network.

  • Assist Lab leadership in determining scheduling priorities and workload distribution to ensure customer needs are met.

  • Perform tasks associated with maintaining current Good Manufacturing Practices compliant Quality Control and Stability laboratories.

  • Able to create, review, and approve compliant test method transfer and validation protocols and reports and equipment qualification/computer validation records.

  • Train junior colleagues and develop training plans and oversee training activities for groups.

  • Responsible for contributing to and/or handle laboratory investigations for events and Out of Stock results.

  • Perform testing including, but not limited to clinical and/or commercial product, raw materials and validation samples.

  • Perform laboratory support functions and maintain work area in a neat and orderly manner.

  • Write Standard Operating Procedures, technical reports, project plans and other documents independently.



  • Bachelor's Degree.

  • 3+ years' experience in a GMP environment.

  • Experience within the biopharmaceutical industry, including knowledge and experience relevant to biopharmaceutical unity operations and/or laboratory operations.

  • Demonstrated experience in manufacturing, quality or engineering experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry.

  • Understanding of aseptic laboratory techniques and quality systems.

  • Ability to establish relationships within business lines.

  • Excellent effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Experience in Quality Operations.

  • Laboratory experience, including HPLC experience.  


  • Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending.

  • Ability to follow written instructions, perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform data analysis


  • Work schedule may include weekdays and/or weekend days with first, second, and/or third shift hours as appropriate for assigned tasks/activities. Currently a first and modified second rotating shift.

  • Limited travel for the position; no more than 10% traveling.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: August 5th, 2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Package: Yes
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: No


Sunshine Act

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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.

Quality Assurance and Control