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Pfizer: One of the World's Premier Biopharmaceutical Companies

QC Analytical Scientist I



Full Time

On Site


Andover, Massachusetts, United States

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 an Associate scientist, your strong foundation in general scientific practice and in the principles and concepts of the discipline will help us achieve our goals. You will be relied on as a technical contributor to assess the assigned tasks and make decisions that involve direct application of your knowledge.

It is your dedication and focus that will make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

Job Description


The Quality Control Analytical (QCA) group is seeking a highly motivated candidate to support analytical testing activities for multiple products at the Andover site. The work includes various HPLC, UV spectrophotometry, and cGE methods. The candidate will also be responsible for supporting troubleshooting, method improvements, and other QC analytical business activities at the site. This position requires collaboration with the QCA team and actively participating in scheduling, visual management, metrics, and continuous improvement activities.


  • Perform analytical testing of in-process, release and stability samples.

  • Identify basic technical issues, atypical or out-of-specifications test results, instrument malfunctions and methodology problems, and participate in investigations for resolution and correction.

  • Participate in continuous improvement culture within laboratories. Utilize continuous improvement tools.

  • Participate and use 5S, standard work, and visual management tools and processes.

  • Record and maintain all related data and records in compliance with cGMP and quality procedures.

  • Perform laboratory support functions and maintain work area in a neat and orderly manner.

  • Perform work in a manner consistent with company safety policies and procedures.

  • Participate in company culture based programs.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related scientific discipline with 1+ years of experience working in a QC testing laboratory within the pharmaceutical industry in a GMP environment OR MS in Biology, Chemistry or related scientific discipline with 0 years of related laboratory experience.

  • Knowledge and understanding of cGMP and industry standards.

  • Proficiency with computer systems (Microsoft Office applications, LIMS, etc.).

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.


  • Preferred laboratory experience includes testing of articles using HPLC, iCE, cGE pH, titrations, and UV.

  • Technical writing skills preferred


  • Normal lifting, sitting, standing, and walking requirements to facilitate testing in a laboratory environment.


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

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

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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.

Quality Assurance and Control