Scientist – LIMS Manager

Pearl River, New York
Sep 22, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Why Patients Need You

Pfizer’s purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer’s purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best in class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

As a Scientist, you will be at the center of our operations and you’ll find that everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to quality. With your deep knowledge in the discipline, you will be an active team member who influences at the project team level. You will be using your scientific judgment to adapt standard methods and techniques by applying prior work experience and consulting others. Your ability to plan will help in preparing short-term work activities on projects. Your creativity in developing novel processes and new ideas will be used frequently. You will undertake mentoring activities to guide your team members.

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

This is a sample management position within the Vaccine Research and Development – Analytical development group. The candidate will be responsible for supporting Early Bioprocess LIMS including training, implementing enhancements, UAT and fixing bugs.  The candidate will be responsible for receiving samples for testing and logging them into LIMS, routing samples for testing, staging stability studies, aliquoting, and disposing of samples. The candidate will also be responsible for creating testing schedules and assignments in Outlook, authoring and reviewing documents, as well as providing strategies for automation of sample management.

How You Will Achieve It
  • Contribute to achievement of goals and influences at the work group/project team level.

  • Assist in the establishment of analytical procedures and interpret results/technical data.

  • Communicate progress, plans, requirements and risks to the senior analyst, manager, stakeholders in partner groups and higher management informally and, if required, formally through written reports and presentations.

  • Actively participate and report progress into cross-functional project teams to meet customer expectations, project milestones and Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} standards.

  • Prepare and review technical documents, including validation protocols and reports, analytical test procedures, investigation reports, and change controls.

  • Develop analytical methodologies and strategies needed to progress biotherapeutic products in the pipeline.

  • Analyze and communicate experimental results both orally and in written reports to colleagues and management.

  • Provide the necessary documentation for regulatory submissions as required and writes deficiency responses.

  • Support Early Bioprocess LIMS including implementing enhancements, performing user acceptance testing, fixing bugs in collaboration with an external company, and training new and current LIMS users.

  • Using excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills to coordinate and execute activities for the receipt, aliquoting, handling, storage, and distribution of samples in support of analytical testing.

  • Receive and perform a visual inspection of samples as well as establishing storage locations for all samples and log samples into LIMS.

  • Enter stability studies into LIMS based on stability protocols and schedule reminders in Outlook.

  • Utilize basic programming skills to evaluate automation opportunities for sample management.

  • Author, review, and issue procedural documents, certificates of characterization and other relevant documents.

  • Where applicable, perform job responsibilities in compliance with GLP requirements.


  • BS or equivalent in scientific/engineering/ pharmaceutical development field required with 2-4 years relevant experience or an MS plus 1-2 years of related work experience is required.

  • Experience with LIMS administration and basic Python and Javascript programming is highly desirable.

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills is essential.

  • Ability to balance multiple projects and demonstrate flexibility in day-to-day tasks.

  • Proficiency with personal computers including word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint and relevant scientific software is required.

  • Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills preferred and a proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, leadership and initiative


Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment.  As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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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.

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