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Pfizer Chemist / Microbiologist in Rochester, Michigan

Why Patients Need You

Everything we do, every day, is in line with an unwavering commitment to the quality and the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. Our science and risk-based compliant quality culture is flexible, innovative, and customer oriented. Whether you are involved in development, maintenance, compliance or analysis through research programs, your contribution will directly impact patients.

What You Will Achieve

You will be a member of Pfizer's dedicated and highly effective quality assurance and control team. You will be responsible for analyzing chemical, biological or microbiological products to support our quality programs. Your contribution to environmental testing, utility monitoring, analytical testing, microbial identification and sterility testing will help Pfizer provide safe drugs to patients.

Your understanding of Quality Control instruments will help us meet their accuracy specifications against established standards. You will also be relied on for setting requirements for the transfer of methodology from R&D.

As a Senior Associate, your knowledge and skills will contribute towards the goals and objectives of the team. Your focus and ability to meet team targets will help in completing critical deliverables. Your innovative use of communication tools and techniques will facilitate in explaining difficult issues and establishing consensus between teams.

It is your hard work and commitment that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

  • Contribute to the completion of complex projects, manage own time to meet agreed targets and develop plans for work activities on own projects within a team.

  • Lead efforts to improve process performance, procedures and reporting to meet changing quality and regulatory compliance.

  • Able to create, review, and approve compliant test method transfer and validation protocols and reports and equipment qualification/computer validation records.

  • Perform tasks associated with maintaining Current Good Manufacturing Practices {part of GxP} compliant Quality Control and Stability laboratories.

  • Support preparation of media, receipt, storage and handling of Bio ball cultures, and investigations related to microbiology.

  • Perform testing including, but not limited to clinical and/or commercial product, raw materials, validation, stability, and Environment Monitoring samples.

  • Support detailing requirements for Laboratory Information Management System builds, building, testing and managing its Master Data changes.

  • Review and authorize all laboratory data and have an extensive overall knowledge of all laboratory operations.

  • Serve on cross functional teams to represent Quality Control and facilitate communications and activities/projects

  • Perform safety inspection of laboratories and surrounding office area as assigned and prepare a report.

  • Participate in out-of-specification and failure investigations and recommend corrective actions and demonstrate problem solving abilities.

  • Train junior colleagues and may develop training plans and/or oversee training activities for groups.



  • Applicant must have a High School Diploma (or Equivalent) and 8 years of relevant experience OR an associates degree with 6 years of experience OR a bachelors with at least 3 years of experience OR Masters with more than 1 year of experience.

  • Technical Skills Experience in method validation and testing

  • Experience in microbiological testing of water

  • Understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing, packaging, and quality assurance operations

  • Detail oriented with Quality systems knowledge

  • Knowledge of research unit clinical and analytical Laboratory environment

  • Excellent effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment


  • Education: Science degree, chemistry, microbiology, biochemistry, biology (degreed candidates)

  • Relevant pharmaceutical experience

  • Knowledge of computer system hardware, infrastructure and networks


Laboratory and office work requiring walking, standing, and sitting throughout a shift. Lifting of items less than 25 kg. Must have the ability to maintain mental focus on multiple complex challenges throughout a shift.


There is no routine travel.Normal work hours are Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm. Work outside of core work hours will occasionally be required to support projects, investigations, etc. as defined by business need.

Work Location Assignment:on premise.

Other Job Details:

• Last Date to Apply for Job: August 19,2022

• Eligible for Relocation Package: No

• Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes.


Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

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.

Quality Assurance and Control