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Pfizer Technical Expert, ACMF, Downstream in Andover, Massachusetts


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

Initial focus is on the start-up of a new facility in support of facility/equipment commissioning and qualification, creation of necessary cGMP documentation, and training within the production support area.

Post facility start up, the successful candidate will be a part of a team responsible for the execution of Downstream mammalian and microbial processes


  • Execute downstream mammalian and microbial TFF and chromatography processes in a cGMP environment. Includes SIP and CIP operations.

  • Leads troubleshooting activities and elevate issues to process engineer as necessary.

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

  • Execution of SOP's and batch record documentation of downstream unit operations.

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

  • Cross-shift communication with 1st shift. Actively participates in shift changeover activities and communication channels.

  • Active participant of the OWN IT culture. Identifies and supports continues improvement needs. Utilizes continues 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.)

Basic Qualifications

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

  • Requires a minimum 5+ years of experience in a biotechnology manufacturing or laboratory environment.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Prior experience of mammalian and/or microbial chromatography and TFF processes.

  • Experience 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.)

  • Experience with Quality Management and Change Management Systems (i.e. Trackwise)

  • Ability to follow Standard Operating Procedures and work under minimal supervision.

  • Strong 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


  • Must be able to climb flights of stairs, and be standing for 1-2 hours at a time.

  • Must be able to lift up to 25lb

  • Practical knowledge of the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to handle hazardous materials throughout site


  • Ability to work day shift (Occasional Weekends) as needed; non-routine

  • Ability to work in a clean room environment


  • Job requires working in a cleanroom environment


  • Some weekend, off shift, and overtime work required

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: January 26, 2021

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES


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.