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Scientist, Clinical Manufacturing

Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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At Pfizer, we innovate every day to make the world a healthier place. It was the vision of Charles Pfizer at the very beginning and it holds true today in everything we do. From scientific discovery to breakthrough products to our essential partnerships around the world, we're committed to quality healthcare for everyone. Because every individual matters. Our medicines and vaccines save or improve countless lives and our consumer products empower people to take care of themselves. Pfizer Corporate Responsibility believes that all individuals, everywhere, deserve access to quality healthcare and the opportunity to lead healthy lives.

The Scientist (process engineer) functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for delivery of cGMP phase I/II clinical gene therapy drug substance and drug product supporting the Pfizer Biotherapeutics R&D portfolio. The successful candidate will support and execute cGMP gene therapy bioprocess unit operations with a particular emphasis on downstream purification / separation processes. Support functions may include owning and leading deviation and investigations, CAPA implementation, operational and continuous improvement projects.

Diversity, equality and inclusion are an integral component of Pfizer's mission to build a vibrant culture. We maintain the highest standards of ethics and compliance in all of our business practices.


+ Execute and troubleshoot all unit operations associated with gene therapy processing including upstream / fermentation and purification / separation processes in a cGMP environment..

+ Lead tech transfer activities for new products and product changeover for operations team

+ Authorship of and execution against SOP's for downstream unit operations

+ Lead/support the creation of manufacturing batch records and other cGMP documentation

+ Data analysis and communication/collaboration with tech transfer team, development labs and quality

+ Training of operations colleagues

+ Lead/support implementation of new technologies and equipment

+ Lead/support investigations and audits as needed


+ Bachelor's Degree with 3-6 years of experience or Master's Degree with in 2-4 years of experience in a laboratory or manufacturing environment with degree in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering or Biochemistry.

+ Experience in a GMP environment with increasing responsibility is required.

+ Proven ability to troubleshoot complex processing issues and ability to make decisions with minimal guidance required.


+ Prior experience in a Biological Pilot Plant, cGMP Clinical or Commercial Manufacturing setting

+ Knowledge of harvest, chromatography and filtration processes

+ Experience with operation of flexible and single use systems

+ Experience with Production Control Systems (i.e. DeltaV), ERP Systems (i.e. Microsoft Dynamics and/or SAP) and other business systems (Document Management Systems, LIMS, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)

+ Ability to execute against SOP's and document entries in a compliant manner

+ Demonstrated capability to work as a team member in a matrix manufacturing team

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills

+ Ability to work under minimal supervision

**Other Job Details:**

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

+ \#LI-PFE

**Sunshine Act**

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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.

Research and Development
Posted: 2020-03-16 Expires: 2020-04-16

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