Pfizer QC Laboratroy Analyst II in Kalamazoo, Michigan

ROLE SUMMARY

Works effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, team laboratory environment to analyze final drug products in the Drug Product Laboratory. This is in support of the company's quality program in the chemistry laboratory. Performs, documents, record checks, and troubleshoots qualitative or quantitative assays on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard laboratory equipment to highly modern and automated instrumentation. Interprets and evaluates data in terms of accuracy, precision, trends, and potential GMP impact and recommends appropriate corrective action where necessary. Participates in laboratory investigations as required. Occasional overtime as required to meet supply and customer needs.

This position is part of a career path/progression. If you are already on the career path/progression and you are selected for the position, you will transfer laterally with no grade change if the position was posted at your current grade. However, if your grade is different than the posted grade and you are identified as the top candidate for the position, the posting will be re-opened for five days at your grade, with the candidate identified box checked. This will necessitate you to re-post your resume in order to be considered an applicant for the updated position.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Works effectively in a fast-paced, customer-oriented, team laboratory environment to analyze drug product samples via various analytical methods, such as Physical Testing, GC, LC and Spectroscopy in support of the company's quality program in the chemistry laboratory. Performs, documents, record checks, and troubleshoots qualitative or quantitative assays on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard laboratory equipment to highly modern and automated instrumentation. Interprets and evaluates data in terms of accuracy, precision, trends, and potential GMP impact and recommends appropriate corrective action where necessary. High productivity and the ability to multi-task coupled with a low error rate and attention to detail are critical characteristics of this position. Occasional overtime as required to meet supply and customer needs.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • AAS, BA/BS, or MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a Related Science.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have significant experience with at least one high complexity technology (e.g. HPLC, uHPLC, GC, etc.) or, with two or more low to medium complexity technologies (e.g. TLC, titrations, wet chemistry/physical testing, water testing, etc.). The successful candidate must also have demonstrated the ability to quickly learn new skills/techniques. High productivity and the ability to multi-task coupled with a low error rate and attention to detail are critical characteristics of this position. Must demonstrate flexibility/agility and engagement in a changing environment. The candidate needs good laboratory technique to avoid cross-contamination or misidentification of samples. Able to comprehend and perform both routine and non-routine analyses from compendia and internal sources.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

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 (manual pipettes, graduated cylinders, flasks, etc) from a standing position both on the bench and in a laboratory fume hood. Candidate must have the ability to lift items less than 25 kg. Candidate must have the ability to read, comprehend, and follow procedures. Candidate must have the ability to perform complex data analysis. Candidate must have the ability to apply logic and critical thinking to complex tasks.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

This position may require colleagues to work weekends and/or holidays to meet business or customer needs. All Laboratory colleagues adhere to safe work practices such as wearing appropriate personal protective equipment including lab coat, safety glasses, and gloves. There is no routine travel associated with this position.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Works and communicates with other QC laboratory analysts, Chemists, and Laboratory Management. Communicates with Quality Assurance, Production Operators and support staff in all areas as needed.

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.

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.

Last Date to Apply for Job: 12/19/18

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.