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Tech Associate, Clinical Manufacturing, Upstream

Andover, MA 01810
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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 matter. 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.

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.

The clinical manufacturing Technical Associate is part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for cGMP production of phase I/II clinical drug substance supporting the Pfizer Biotherapeutics portfolio.

The successful candidate will be a part of the cell culture team responsible for the execution of mammalian and microbial processes. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with both Single-Use Technology (i.e Single Use Bioreactors) and Stainless-Steel Bioreactors to manufacture Phase I/II clinical drug substance.

This is a 1st Shift position (M-F, 7:00AM-3:30PM).


+ Execute upstream mammalian cell culture and microbial fermentation processes in a cGMP environment. Includes CIP and SIP operations.

+ Execute product change over activities with the guidance of process engineer and tech transfer team.

+ Execution of SOP's and batch record documentation of upstream unit operations.

+ Cross-functional communication with tech transfer team, quality and engineering as necessary.

+ Cross-shift communication with 2st shift. Actively participates in shift exchange activities and communication channels.

+ Active participant of the OWN IT culture. Identifies and supports continuous improvement initiatives. Utilizes continuous improvement and root cause analysis tools ( 5S and DMAIC)

+ Maintains a safe work environment.

+ Effectively uses process automation systems (i.e. Delta V and OSI/Pi Historian) and supporting business systems (i.e. Microsoft Dynamics/SAP/ERP Systems, Trackwise, Document Management Systems, Microsoft Sharepoint etc.)


+ HS diploma, Associates Degree, or BS/BA in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry or equivalent.

+ Requires a minimum 0-3 years of experience in a biotechnology manufacturing or laboratory environment.


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

+ Knowledge of mammalian cell culture and/or microbial fermentation processes.

+ Familiarity 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 follow Standard Operating Procedures and work under minimal supervision.

+ Fundamental mechanical aptitude and ability to interface with computerized systems required.

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

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills.


+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

+ **Last Date to Apply: April 15, 2020**

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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.

Posted: 2020-03-16 Expires: 2020-04-16

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