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EM Analyst I

Sanford, North Carolina
Start date
Nov 17, 2021

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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


The position will support the Pfizer Sanford, NC Quality Operations department by performing Environmental Monitoring activities associated with clinical and/or commercial facilities, utilities, and water systems.  Key responsibilities are performing GMP tasks associated with maintaining compliant manufacturing areas and operations through sampling, analyzing, interpreting and trending results. 

For Grade level 2, at a minimum, the individual should be considered able to demonstrate the following:

  • Acts safely and follows all EH&S safety requirements for site and QC laboratories

  • Has a good foundation in general scientific practice and in the principles and concepts of microbiology

  • Good written and verbal communication techniques

  • Ability to follow written procedures and learn from hands on training

  • Capability of solving complex mathematical and situation dependent problems

  • Ability to receive feedback and take accountability for actions and personal development

  • Aptitude for good decision making based on procedures, guidance, and experience

  • Awareness to know their own limitations and seek senior scientist or management guidance when appropriate

  • Desire to ensure correctness and accuracy in tasks and documentation, detail oriented

  • Applies technical skills to complete assigned work within own work group/project team

  • Participates in activities/projects to support work group/project team goals

Individual should have knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Microsoft Office™ applications specifically Word and Excel, and Aseptic Practices.

How You Will Achieve It


  • Responsible for knowing, understanding and acting in accordance with Pfizer’s Values.

  • Primary function of the job- These positions are specific to those able to perform environmental monitoring at the Sanford site

  • In addition, may be asked to perform tasks associated with maintaining GMP compliant Quality Control and Stability laboratories.

  • Performs sampling including, but not limited to clinical and/or commercial environmental and utilities samples.

  • Analyzes and interprets results, makes decisions regarding the accuracy, completeness and compliance. 

  • Responsible for reporting issues to management and participating in issue resolution (such as reporting variances and participating in associated manufacturing investigations, reporting hardware and software issues and assisting with troubleshooting, etc.)

  • Assessing existing environments, processes and procedures and suggesting improvements to increase compliance and innovation.

  • May initiate, develop plan and drive to completion continuous improvement projects.



  •     0 - 3 years of manufacturing, quality or engineering experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry.

  •     A BS/BA Degree in Science/related field with experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry is preferred; however, other appropriate combinations of education and/or experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry are suitable.


  • Preferred knowledge of basic microbiology, aseptic practices and/or environmental monitoring principles.



Ability to lift 30 lbs, stand for 2 to 3 hours at a time, sit for 2 to 3 hours at a time, walk long distances and bend to obtain items from lower shelving/cabinets

Intellectual capability to perform complex mathematical problems and perform complex data analysis.


Work schedule may include weekdays and/or weekend days with second shift hours as appropriate for assigned tasks/activities.  Weekend work may be required.

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

Last Date to Apply for Job: November 30th
Eligible for Relocation Package: NO
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: 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.

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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