Lab Analyst I

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Posted
Oct 14, 2021
Ref
4827861
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

Your prior work experience and ability to apply your breadth of knowledge will help you adapt the standard methods and procedures. You will help us identify required delivery and process improvements that drive increased efficiency, throughput and quality. You will arrive at decisions on which methods and procedures are the best fit for different work situations.

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

How You Will Achieve It
  • Manage own time, professional development and accountable for own results.

  • Prioritize own workflow and assist in prioritizing the workflow of less-experienced colleagues.

  • Responsible for maintaining laboratory compliance.

  • Interpret and evaluate data in terms of accuracy, precision, trends, and potential Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} impact and recommends appropriate corrective action where necessary.

  • Perform, document, record check, and troubleshoot qualitative or quantitative assays on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard laboratory equipment to highly modern and automated instrumentation.

  • Perform testing for semi-finished goods and finished goods testing, validation sample, and other testing in accordance with approved procedures and test methods, and record the test results in timely manner.

  • Investigate, analyze, problem solve, and communicate technical information to internal and external customers.

  • Ensure all reagents, biological indicators, process challenge devices, and reference standards are valid and stored according to requirement.

  • Work effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, team laboratory environment to analyze microchallenge and deyprogenation testing results in the Plant Sterilization Technology Laboratory.

  • Train and support less experienced analysts, working as a Certified Fellow Employee and mentor to aid in their development as analysts.

Qualifications

Must-Have
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology Microbiology, Life Sciences highly preferred

  •  2+ years' experience in aseptic techniques, biological indicators, testing (in gel clot preferred) for Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry

  • Must be detail oriented, conscientious and have high reading comprehension skills.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in computerized systems.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and in a timely fashion.

  • Must be able to perform a variety of microbiological or chemical procedures as required within the work area.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors and peers.

  • Comprehend mathematical concepts such as logarithms, algebraic, conversions, fractions, decimals, and rounding.

  • Ability to understand and follow written procedures.

  • Must be self-motivated and work with minimal direction.

  • Utilize good judgment in making decisions within limitations of recognized standard methods and procedures.

  • Must maintain cGMP compliance within the assigned laboratory.

  • Demonstrate creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and leadership skills.

  • Complete all training and written exams.

  • Must be able to temporarily work a flexible schedule to meet business needs

Nice-to-Have
  • Demonstrate proficiency in use of biological indicators for moist steam, dry heat, vaporous hydrogen peroxide, etc.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the performing endotoxin testing by gel clot and kinetic chromogenic and turbidimetric endotoxin testing.

  Physical / Mental requirements
  • Use computer terminal 3+ hours per shift, work with chemicals, work with biological materials, wear PPE (safety shoes/glasses, etc.). 

  • Standing up to 3-4 hours, sitting for up to 5-6 hours, twisting at waist 2 times per hour, regularly lift up to 10 pounds per activity 10 times per shift, occasionally lift a maximum of 50 pounds per activity 2 times per shift

Other job details:
  • Last day to apply: 10/28/2021

  • Employee Referral Bonus eligible

  • 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

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations.  These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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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