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Pfizer Quality Control Scientist III, Laboratory Support in Andover, Massachusetts


Pfizer is seeking a talented individual to join our Quality Control Analytical (QCA) or Quality Control Raw Material (QC RM) team in Andover, MA. As an experienced member of the Quality organization, you will work outside the lab providing technical and documentation support, oversight of testing and scheduling and troubleshooting support. You will also serve as a backup to the lab manager. You will be assigned a primary lab/product of focus, but may flex to support other areas, as needed. Products include: plasmid DNA, vaccines, mAbs, proteins and raw materials.

If you have experience working in a Quality Control laboratory, have strong technical writing and troubleshooting skills, and want to support a lab from a non-testing perspective, then this position may be for you.


As a Quality Control Scientist III, Laboratory Support, you will provide non-testing support for your assigned lab/product. You will:

  • Support lab testing including assisting with assay troubleshooting, tracking testing and timelines, and reviewing data and documents for compliance and accuracy.

  • Maintain cGMP compliance and laboratory inspection readiness.

  • Provide audit support for board of health inspections and regulatory responses.

  • Drive and provide technical expertise for investigations, technical documents, test methods and Annual Product Quality Reviews (APQRs).

  • Support change controls, audits and commitments.

  • Provide back up support for the lab manager.

  • Identify, drive and participate in continuous improvement activities.

  • Participate in cross-functional teams.

The successful candidate will be a proven QC Scientist with deep laboratory experience, strong technical writing skills, ability to convey technical concepts to others, have a passion for continuous improvement, and enjoy providing subject matter expertise and support to fellow colleagues.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related discipline required.

  • 3-5 years of applicable laboratory experience required.

  • Knowledge of analytical techniques include HPLC, Capillary Gel Electrophoresis, Peptide mapping and UV Spectrophotometry.

  • Extensive knowledge and practical application of relevant analytical testing and troubleshooting.

  • Strong technical writing skills, including investigations.

  • Experience with cGMPs, regulatory guidance and audits.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in decision making, planning, and prioritization with a focus on team success in meeting defined metrics and timelines.

  • Strong troubleshooting skills.

  • Self-motivated and able to adapt to rapidly changing project priorities.


  • Knowledge in ELISA and Bioanalytical method preferred.

  • Project management skills.

  • Experience with continuous improvement tools including standard work, visual management, and DMAIC.


  • Normal lifting, sitting, standing and walking requirements to facilitate support of staff in the office and on the floor (laboratory, suites, etc.).


  • Position is first shift Monday through Friday. Some off hour (night/weekend/holiday) support may be required to support staff and operations.

Other Job Details:

  • Eligible for Relocation Package

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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