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


The Associate Scientist 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. This individual will be responsible for conducting routine area walk-throughs and identifying areas for potential microbial contamination, communicating findings, and driving appropriate corrective actions.

The individual will be expected to have knowledge of LIMS (or equivalent system) and be able to identify trends and aberrant sample results and assessing the impacted areas to determine root cause and assisting with ongoing investigations.


Strategically assesses statistical and report information from the LIMS database to determine if actions are necessary. Complete area walk-downs, identify areas for potential microbial contamination, communicate findings, and drive corrective actions. Assist with area investigations.


  • 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.


  • Use computer terminal. Aseptic gowning qualification.


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

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Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 1/21/2019

  • Additional Location Information: Rock Mount,NC

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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