Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Andover



Bioassay and Impurity Testing Group:  We are seeking candidates to join us in building capabilities to lead the industry in the advancement of novel products to the market through innovation and execution of analytical testing.   Working within a team setting, the qualified candidate will be responsible for the development, maintenance and testing of critical reagents and assays to evaluate process-related impurities in biological candidates in clinical development.  The qualified candidate will have experience with immunoassays and/or PCR assays, which may be used for release testing and product characterization to ensure residual host impurities are controlled.  These data are required to confirm suitable quality of clinical supplies in a broad biologics portfolio, including vaccines, gene therapy, antibody-drug conjugates, therapeutic proteins and monoclonal antibodies.  Prior experience in assay validation is highly desirable, as well as any experience working in cGMP environment. Excellent writing skills and the ability to document and communicate results to a wide array of scientists and management will be critical. Ability to multitask while working with multiple people in a team-based environment is a requirement.


- The candidate is responsible for qualification and testing of qPCR-based assays and immunoassays and their associated critical reagents in a GMP environment.
- The candidate is expected to document and report lab work according to GMP practices.
- The candidate must be able to interact effectively with multi-disciplinary project teams.
- The candidate is expected to tabulate data, provide data interpretation to their teams and to their customers.
- The candidate is expected to revise/review/author test methods and technical reports.


- Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, immunology, biotechnology or related field with 1-2 years of experience performing qPCR-based assays and immunoassays (e.g. ELISA)
- Proven record of delivering results in a fast paced environment and effective communication to project teams
- Demonstrated technical writing skills and good interpersonal skills


- Experience with automation platforms (e.g. Hamilton, TECAN, Caliper, etc.)
- Previous experience developing assays
- Experience in GxP (GLP, GMP) environment and implementation of continuous improvement practices
- Method validation experience

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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.

Other Job Details:

- Last Date to Apply for Job: June 28, 2019
- Eligible for Relocation Package: no
- Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: yes

N (Other) (United States of America)

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

About the company

Pfizer, is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, New York, with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut. It is among the world's largest pharmaceutical companies by revenues.

Pfizer develops and produces medicines and vaccines for a wide range of medical disciplines, including immunology, oncology, cardiology, diabetology/endocrinology, and neurology. Pfizer's products include the blockbuster drug Lipitor (atorvastatin), used to lower LDL blood cholesterol; Lyrica (pregabalin for neuropathic pain/fibromyalgia); Diflucan (fluconazole), an oral antifungal medication; Zithromax (azithromycin), an antibiotic; Viagra (sildenafil, for erectile dysfunction); and Celebrex/Celebra (celecoxib), an anti-inflammatory drug.

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