Pfizer Associate Scientist, Biological Quality in Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Under supervision, the Associate Scientist will be responsible for assessing and implementing Quality Control laboratory methods, SOPs and related documentation for remediation programs and method validation. Incumbent performs impact and gap assessments, organizes and summarizes laboratory documentation (e.g. specifications, procedures, reports, SOPs, etc.) and provides/executes recommended corrective actions (CAPAs). In addition, the associate scientist conducts investigations and corrections including: remediation, validation, transfer, verification, risk assessments and evaluation of Environmental and Microbiological Finished Product Data and associated change controls. The individual will be expected to develop collaborative relationships with the staff in each of the Business Units and the appropriate Quality representatives in order to facilitate continuous improvement of the applicable areas. The incumbent needs to have experience in Environmental Monitoring and/or Microbiological Finished Product Testing and a thorough working knowledge of the appropriate regulations.

The individual will be expected to have knowledge of LIMS (or equivalent system) and be able to identify trends and aberrant sample results. The individual will be responsible for writing/reviewing site sample rationales, method development documents, and microbiological protocols.

The Associate Scientist will be required to complete reports within the required timeframes. Protocols, documents, and reports may be presented to representatives from regulatory agencies, therefore a thorough understanding of all regulatory requirements among multiple agencies a critical aspect of this role.


  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or related science with 2-4 years' experience in the FDA regulated industry, pharmaceutical industry preferred.

  • Experience in aseptic processing

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with others to achieve team goals and expectations.

  • Must be familiar with laboratory systems such as LIMs, TrackWise.

  • Must be familiar with cGMP.

  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Prior trending experience preferred.

  • Must be able to effectively present and communicate findings from completed trending.


Use computer terminal and work within a Biological Safety Cabinet and/or Laminar Flow Hood for extended periods of time


Overtime and weekend work is required as needed. Occasional travel may be required.

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  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 26, 2018

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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