Technical Operations Associate

Pfizer Groton , MA

Posted 2 months ago

Why Patients Need You

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.

What You Will Achieve


The key purpose of this position is to support experimental laboratory formulation development and preparation activities for early candidate small molecule substrate, which including performing standard, routine observational/analytical testing of prepared formulations and standard data documentation/data input. Additional support will be needed for laboratory and chemical supply maintenance, compound/formulation logistics and delivery.

Overall, the candidate will demonstrate team effectiveness and communication skills, seek input from others and work as a team member with groups across the US. They will be expected to complete tasks, some of which may vary in scope, sequence, complexity/timing. The candidate will troubleshoot process issues using technical judgement and propose any alternative strategies. The candidate will incorporate new and innovative work processes and ideas into daily tasks and contribute with any previously acquired knowledge and skills The candidate will solve moderately routine problems and conduct experiment execution with only moderate direct supervision. The candidate will know and be accountable for adhering to Pfizer standards, guidelines and values.


  • Following instructions and using own input, support the preparation and delivery of a variety of formulations supporting pharmacokinetic, efficacy and toxicology studies conducted on site in Groton CT laboratories.

  • Provide data, summary of findings and detailed observations for capture in reports and electronic notebooks

  • Conduct analytical experiments according to standard procedures and also utilizing independent input and troubleshooting skills

  • Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, highly detailed environment, supporting and tracking multiple projects simultaneously

  • Responsible for maintaining and monitoring excipient and vehicle supply and inventory

  • Support logistics of compound and formulation supply, management and delivery

  • Manage own time and be accountable for own results


  • Minimum associate's degree

  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a laboratory environment

  • Ability to communicate data and observations clearly and concisely

  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills

  • Good communication (oral and written) skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

  • Prior demonstrated laboratory and instrumentation experience is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Scientific Bachelor's degree preferred

  • Knowledge of chemical laboratory operations and safety protocols


Candidates must have the ability to perform laboratory work which may include bending, lifting, sitting & standing for extended periods of time


Occasional requirements to arrive on site early morning to support pre-study formulation activities.

Initial day travel to Cambridge, MA for lab training may be required.

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.

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