1+ months

Quality Control Scientist I

Andover, MA 01810

This position for employment is in the Andover Quality Control Microbiology Laboratory working first shift supporting Laboratory operations Tuesday through Saturday with occasional holiday coverage. The candidate should be flexible to support both assays performed in the Laboratory, as well as office-based work as needed to support the business.


This position is responsible for performing a variety of microbiological assays in support of routine testing for commercial raw materials, production intermediate and bulk samples, finished product, and process & cleaning validation samples. Testing includes but is not limited to fundamental and advanced testing formats for the following areas of testing: Bioburden, Endotoxin, Biological Indicators, and Microbial identification. The incumbent may also have some responsibilities assisting with instrument validations and other special projects, as well as assisting with training of new group members, authoring SOP revisions and participating in investigation writing. The incumbent must have the ability to interpret and document test results according to standard operating procedures and Data Integrity principles using all standard Quality systems, and have experience working in a cGLP setting.


+ Bachelor's Degree Microbiology, Biology, or a related science field required.

+ 1-2 years biotechnology industry experience working in a cGMP laboratory setting required.


+ Demonstrated expertise in Endotoxin testing using Kinetic methods, Bioburden membrane filtration testing, Biological Indicator testing, and Microbial identification experience or other Microbiological testing procedures is desirable.

+ DNA Sequencing methods (MicroSEQ based PCR).

+ Experience with Labware LIMS is preferred.


+ The desired candidate must have the ability to perform laboratory and office work which includes walking, standing, and sitting throughout a shift. Candidate must have the ability to effectively manipulate laboratory testing apparatus.

+ Candidate must have the ability to read, comprehend and follow procedures.

+ Adhere to safe work practices and procedures, including aseptic gowning procedures.


+ This role is primarily day shift, Tuesday - Saturday. The job will require weekend support (Saturday) weekly as part of the normal work schedule. Some rotational Holiday coverage is required to support the commercial manufacturing schedule.

**Other Job Details:**

+ Eligible for Relocation Assistance: NO

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES


**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.

Quality Assurance and Control



Posted: 2021-03-29 Expires: 2021-05-28

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