Quality Assurance Specialist III

Andover, Massachusetts
Oct 25, 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 team. You will support the QA activities related to Pfizer’s testing labs for Drug Substance and Drug Product testing. You will ensure all activities are supported in a compliant manner. In the relevant cases you will approve investigations and change control activities to ensure compliance with configuration management policies.

Your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the team.  Your focus and ability to meet team targets will help in completing critical deliverables. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will facilitate in explaining difficult issues and establishing consensus between teams.

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 projects, manage own time to meet agreed targets and develop plans for work activities on own projects within a team.
  • Suggest improvements and conduct continuous improvement activities.
  • Independently assess a wide range of Change Control activities to determine potential Quality and Operational Good Manufacturing Practices impacts.
  • Investigate, document Quality Assurance related deviations and escalate issues as appropriate to the Quality Assurance Lead in a timely manner.
  • Maintain regulatory compliance in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) practices.
  • Provide Quality Review and oversight of site cGXP documentation related to the support of Quality Control labs and Site activities operation to ensure compliance with global regulatory agencies and Pfizer quality standards.
  • Accurately and urgently communicate Supply/Operational needs/perspectives as well as Quality Operations (QO) perspectives.
  • Review and approval of documents.
  • Participation in audits and inspections as required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 5 – 7+ years of experience in GMP Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Manufacturing environment or relevant regulatory experience (i.e. Board of Health) required.


  • Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, or related Technical Physical Science field of study preferred.
  • Previous experience in QA strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience in QC, Manufacturing and/or Engineering preferred.
  • Skilled at the use of Enterprise systems including, but not limited to site Quality Tracking System (QTS), Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), SAP and Pfizer document repositories.
  • Experience with quality aspects of start-up of a manufacturing facility is helpful but not required

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Must be able to periodically be present on site as required.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Day to Apply: 29 OCTOBER 2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Assistance: YES


    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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    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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