Quality Control Associate Scientist

Sanford, North Carolina
Jan 12, 2022
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 control team in the QC Bioanalytical group. You will be responsible for analyzing chemical, biological or microbiological products to support our quality programs. Your contribution to utility monitoring, bioanalytical testing including PCR, ELISA and endotoxin testing will help Pfizer provide safe drugs to patients. Your understanding of Quality Control instruments will help us meet their accuracy specifications against established standards. You will also be relied on for setting requirements for the transfer of methodology from R&D.

As an Associate scientist, your strong foundation in general scientific practice and in the principles and concepts of the discipline will help us achieve our goals. You will be relied on as a technical contributor to assess the assigned tasks and make decisions that involve direct application of your knowledge.

It is your dedication and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Perform tasks associated with maintaining Good Manufacturing Practices {also cGMP} compliant Quality Control and Stability laboratories.

  • Support bioanalytical testing including PCR, ELISA and endotoxin testing in the QC (Quality Control) Bioanalytical laboratory.

  • Act safely and follow Environment, Health and Safety requirements for site and QC laboratories.

  • Apply existing techniques and procedures, with recommendations, and implement modifications for improved efficiency.

  • Support product transfers/new product development, regulatory queries, cost improvement projects or Drug Product plant support for Cleaning Validation.

  • Operate within established HR policies and basic colleague relations guidelines.

  • Write Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), technical reports, project plans etc. independently.

  • Contribute to the completion of team objectives and assigned project milestones.

  • Exercise and build basic team effectiveness skills, such as commitment, feedback and consensus management, within the work group.



  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 0-3 years experience

  • Demonstrated experience in manufacturing, quality or engineering experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry

  • Fundamental understanding of laboratory instrumentation function and analytical method troubleshooting

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

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word and Excel


  • Experience with and in depth understanding of PCR, ELISA and/or endotoxin testing

  • Experience defending laboratory practices in regulatory audits



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.


Position is for second shift, Monday-Friday, with core hours of support between 4pm and 11pm.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply: Jan 27th, 2022.

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.

Quality Assurance and Control