Technical Associate, Clinical Manufacturing
Why Patients Need You
Our breakthroughs would not make it to the hands of patients without our pharmaceutical manufacturing team. We rely on a team of dedicated and agile members, who understand the importance and impact of their role in Pfizer’s mission. Patients need colleagues like you who take pride in their work and always look to improve outcomes. You will help to ensure that patients and physicians have the medicines they need, when they need them.
What You Will Achieve
You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for cGMP production of phase I/II clinical drug substance supporting the Pfizer Biotherapeutics portfolio. You will be responsible for performing upstream and downstream GMP processing, training on, reviewing, and completion of GMP documentation, and strict adherence to safety practices and Quality compliance. You may also support commissioning and qualification of process equipment, or support new technologies at scale. You will be responsible for the execution of mammalian and microbial upstream and downstream processes.
As part of manufacturing operations, you will be a team member who is relied upon to have a good understanding of procedures, techniques, tools, materials and equipment. Your decision making will help you prioritize workflows based on the available resources. You will follow Standard Operating Procedures to complete tasks, some of which may vary in scope, sequence, complexity, and timing. You will contribute to the team’s success by sharing ownership and knowledge.
It is your hard work and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.
How You Will Achieve It
- Adhere to scheduled shift hours and own your own professional development, be accountable for own results and begin to prioritize own workflow.
- Cross-functional communication with Tech Transfer team, Quality and Engineering as necessary.
- Implement Good Manufacturing Practices and safe handling techniques.
- Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures and, when trained, work under minimal supervision/oversight.
- Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and root cause analysis tools.
- Execute documentation associated with clinical manufacture, such as, Working Batch Record documentation, logbooks, forms, etc...
- Complete activities with the maintenance and operation of manufacturing equipment.
- Actively participate in shift exchange activities and communication channels.
- Complete required compliance and safety trainings.
- Participate in safety inspections within the facility.
- Maintain the cleanliness and compliance of manufacturing suites.
- Understand and comply with the policies, procedures and working practices of Environment, Health & Safety and where necessary contribute to the review and implementation of the practices in the plant.
- High School Diploma or GED.
- Technical and/or mechanical aptitude.
- Interest in learning scientific theory and ability to apply concepts to manufacturing work.
- Operational knowledge of computerized systems.
- Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to thrive in a dynamic environment. Change agile.
- Unwavering commitment to maintaining a safe work environment.
- Demonstrated capability to work as a team member.
- Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office required, especially MS Word, MS Excel
- Bachelor's Degree
- Knowledge of biology, mammalian cell culture, fermentation cell culture, and or downstream / purification processing techniques such as chromatography and filtration techniques.
Ability to effectively gown into and operate in a clean room environment for extended periods of time. Gowning may include full coveralls, face mask, head cover, boots and gloves.
Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
Ability to operate forklift or Master Mover for heavy loads.
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EEO & Employment Eligibility
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