BioTech Summer Intern

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Sanford, North Carolina
Posted
Sep 29, 2021
Ref
4826790
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

ROLE Summary

Pfizer’s Global Supply (PGS) Early Talent Program offers summer internships that provide exposure to multiple facets of the business. The PGS Manufacturing organization in Sanford, NC manufactures the Drug Substance for numerous vaccines both commercial and clinical use. In addition Sanford has both clinical and commercial manufacturing for multiple Gene Therapy drugs. Our summer interns will have the opportunity to work on challenging assignments, projects, and student team challenge projects that will stimulate creative problem-solving, collaborative leadership, and provide joy while contributing to the overall goal of bringing quality life-saving medicines to patients around the world. The program offers real world, hands-on experience in important roles and key initiatives while promoting personal and professional growth for the participants.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

A summer intern can expect to join a team that fits well with their field of study and interests within core manufacturing operations or one of the supporting departments. Summer interns will receive challenging assignments with the opportunity to apply existing knowledge and gain new experiences within a manufacturing environment; hands on or remotely. In addition to their assigned project, interns can expect opportunities to participate in group social and developmental learning activities, and be on a student challenge project team throughout the summer. Core responsibilities are as follows:

  • Perform challenging, demanding and diverse assignments respective to the role and projects within their assigned area(s). Participate in cross-functional teams to deliver objectives on time.

  • Available assignments include:

    • Quality Assurance

    • Quality Compliance

    • Quality Control

    • Pharmaceutical Operations/Manufacturing Operations

    • Technical Services: Equipment/Cleaning/Process Validation, Data Analytics

    • Supply Chain

    • Operations Management

    • Environmental Health & Safety

    • Organizational Learning

    • Engineering Systems

    • Plant Engineering

  • Interact directly with colleagues in resolving complex challenges.

  • Participate in meetings and present as required to other Pfizer colleagues at all levels of the organization

  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required

Qualifications
  • Completed at least two years in a College or University studying applicable coursework in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial, Biomedical), Sciences (Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry), Supply Chain, Finance, Business, Bioprocessing or comparable programs) Exact requirements for field of study vary by assignment.

  • 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

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven track record of teamwork, innovation and initiative

  • Strong digital skills with regards to data manipulation and management

  • 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

  • Skills based experiences required for some positions

Must be immediately authorized to work in the U.S. without the employer’s sponsorship. Pfizer is an equal opportunity and E-Verify employer.

  

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations, and ability to perform complex data analysis.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

May require remote work

Last date to apply: November 8, 2021

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.

Relocation support available

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.

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.

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