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Pfizer: One of the World's Premier Biopharmaceutical Companies

Digital Controls Specialist, Clinical Manufacturing



Full Time

On Site


Andover, Massachusetts, United States


Pfizer’s purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer’s purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best-in -class medicines to patients around the world.


The Digital Controls Specialist (R5) will be joining the Pfizer Andover Clinical Manufacturing Facility (ACMF) team.

The ACMF is a facility located on the Pfizer Andover, MA campus and isresponsible for cGMP production of phase I/II clinical drug substance supporting the Pfizer Biotherapeutics portfolio. The ACMF resides within the Research and Development organization.

The Principal Digital Specialist will join the ACMF as a subject matter expert in automation controls, data management, electronic systems and digital solutions. The role will initially focus on electronic batch record implementation in the ACMF. This EBR rollout is expected in mid-2022. After EBR implementation, the Principal Digital Specialist will support the ACMF as an EBR, Delta-V automation expert as well as contribute to any other digital / automation projects that arise.


  • Create and modify Delta-V automation recipes for in-bound ACMF manufacturing campaigns (with support from the ACMF Tech Transfer team)
  • Serve as the ACMF conduit to the Pfizer Digital Team for local implementation / execution of Digital projects
  • Lead implementation of Electronic Batch Records (EBRs) in the ACMF
  • After EBR deployment in ACMF, serve as a primary point of contact for EBR troubleshooting assistance (during normal working hours only)
  • Continuously modify and improve EBR templates in partnership with the ACMF Tech Transfer team
  • Collaborate with other BTx Manufacturing facilities to harmonize best practices for manufacturing controls and digital solutions
  • Serve as subject matter expert on data management to drive best practices in ACMF sharing of manufacturing and analytical data with key partner lines


  • BS/BA in Computer Sciences, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, or equivalent discipline + 7 years of experience.
  • Previous experience in manufacturing control systems (ideally Delta-V)
  • Previous experience in cGMP Biologics manufacturing
  • Fundamental understanding of Biologics Drug Substance manufacturing unit operations
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot complex processing issues and ability to make decisions with minimal guidance required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experienced with electronic systems including QTS (i.e. Trackwise), Documentation, LIMS, ERP (i.e. SAP/Axis 360), MMS/Maintenance, Process Automation systems (i.e. Delta V, Unicorn, Finesse), and other business systems (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Proven ability to make risk-based decisions in a complex/dynamic environment in a timely manner.
  • Experienced in authoring cGMP documentation including SOPs and Batch records.
  • Strong collaboration and partnership skills-able to work across functional areas such as development, maintenance, quality and regulatory functions in matrix environment.
  • Ability to flex and quickly adapt to changing environment and priorities.


  • Ability to lead complex projects and tasks with limited oversight and supervision
  • Advanced understanding of bioprocessing techniques and equipment
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvements independently
  • Advanced experience with Tech Transfer, Facility Fit assessments and engineering design
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Ability to work off shift (Nights and Weekends) as needed; non-routine
  • Ability to work in a clean room environment

Other Job Details:

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
  • Eligible for Relocation


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.

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