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Design Control Engineer III

Andover, Massachusetts
Start date
Aug 10, 2022
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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

This position will be part of BTx Pharmaceutical Research & Development located at Andover, MA. The incumbent will lead design control projects for biologics modalities developed as prefilled syringe-based combination products throughout the product and design control lifecycle. They will interact with cross functional development teams working with all levels of employees.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Ensures that combination product development activities are compliant with quality and regulatory standards – both internal and external.

  • Lead design control and risk management activities for combination product development programs, ensuring deliverables are appropriately authored, approved, and maintained to support clinical trials and commercial licensures.

  • Provide input and support for design validation, including but not limited to human factors engineering assessments.

  • Support the generation of all regulatory submission data and content for assigned device projects.

  • Support the assessment of external design companies and suppliers for capability of quality systems, facilities, and procedures to support device development and supply.

  • Support device design and manufacturing investigations from devices used in clinical trials and commercial manufacture.

  • Support internal and external audits of the DPDD Quality System.



  • BS degree in appropriate Science & Engineering discipline (Chemistry, Biochemistry; Biomedical, Mechanical, Materials, Chemical Engineering; or other related discipline) with a minimum of 4-6 years of relevant experience in the Pharmaceutical Combination Product and/or Device industries OR MS degree in appropriate Science & Engineering discipline (Chemistry, Biochemistry; Biomedical, Mechanical, Materials, Chemical Engineering; or other related discipline) with a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience in the Pharmaceutical Combination Product and/or Device industries.

  • Thorough working knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, 21 CFR 820, ISO 11040 and the EU Medical Devices Directive.

  • Working knowledge of EN 62366 and EU Medical Devices Regulation.

  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision

  • High level of attention to technical details and accuracy.

  • Able to prioritize multiple responsibilities and to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Able to work collaboratively in cross functional teams.

  • Excellent communication (e.g. oral, written, presentation) and interpersonal relationship skills.

  • Proficiency in general computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations.

  • Understand Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)


  • Knowledge of current US and global Regulations, FDA and ICH guidance, ISO standards for syringes/injectors, luer connectors, and quality system regulations (Part 4) for combination products

  • Experience in Design Controls for Combinations Products

  • Device Risk Management expertise

  • Understand statistical sampling plan and statistical analysis of test results.

  • Familiar with Human Factors Engineering - Usability Engineering.

  • Understand project management methodologies and capable to provide technical leadership for projects.

  • Familiar with device assembling manufacturing process

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis.

Other Job Details

  • Relocation support available

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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.

Research and Development



Join world-class scientists and leaders who are dedicated to bringing therapies that will significantly improve patients' lives.

As one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we're driven to discover the cure --driven to significantly improve the lives of everyone...everywhere. If you're similarly driven, you'll find there's no better place to begin --and continue --your career than at Pfizer.

Science is the foundation of our company.  This is why it's no surprise that the most driven scientists in the world choose to carry out their life's passion at Pfizer.  We arm them with the resources, technology, and facilities they need to solve some of the world’s most complex health challenges. This combination empowers our scientists with expertise in vaccines, small-molecule medicines, biotherapeutics amongst many others, to collaborate on breakthrough science, including the world's first mRNA-Based Covid19 vaccine.  Our colleagues advance science and technologies into the therapies that matter most.

Join us and you'll partner with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and abilities who contribute to all aspects of what we do. Great things happen when people come together with one shared goal. If you're driven to discover the cure- ensure it has the latest technology to make it a reality or help improve the lives of others- join those who are similarly driven at Pfizer. The future of medicine is happening here.

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