Pfizer Chemist in Kalamazoo, Michigan

ROLE SUMMARYThis Chemist role represents the non-LC API lab unit or the entire lab organization on high complexity projects and project teams both within and outside of Quality Operations. This role provides leadership and expertise to assist the laboratory with troubleshooting, investigations, and instrument qualifications. The Chemist role leads medium to high complexity project teams within Quality Operations tasked with improving laboratory or other quality systems. This role may serve as the customer focus chemist, communicating priorities to the lab and following up with customers on the status of open testing. This role has the responsibility of serving as Management Designee during Manager absences. The Chemist may present and potentially defend QO Laboratory Quality Systems during audits and inspections.ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES* Leads and documents laboratory investigations for procedural deviations, atypical, OOS, questionable, and invalidated data occurrences.* Assures adherence to data integrity initiatives.* As a Subject Matter Expert (SME), represents the Non-LC API lab unit or the entire lab organization on high complexity projects and project teams both within and outside of QO. Leads medium or high complexity project teams within QO tasked with improving laboratory or other quality systems.* Assists QO Lab leadership in determining scheduling priorities and workload distribution to ensure customer needs are met.* Performs data quality inspection through Quality audits and 2nd check of laboratory data packets* Utilizes M1 tools and PHP principles during investigative processes* Supports and may lead implementation of various elements of IMEx. Performs analytical assays during times of need.BASIC QUALIFICATIONSEducation:BA/BS, or MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related science.Technical Experience:The successful candidate must have familiarity with complex technology (e.g. HPLC, GC, advanced spectroscopy, particle size, etc.).The successful candidate must also have demonstrated the ability to quickly learn new skills/techniques. High productivity and the ability to multi-task coupled with a low error rate and attention to detail are critical characteristics of this position. Must demonstrate flexibility/agility and engagement in a changing environment. Must be team oriented and due date focused. Must demonstrate good communication skills across all levels.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSThe preferred candidate has a minimum of 2 years related experience in a laboratory quality organization.PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTSLaboratory and office work requiring walking, standing, and sitting throughout a shift.NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTSThis position may require colleagues to work weekends and/or holidays to meet business or customer needs. All laboratory colleagues adhere to safe work practices such as wearing appropriate personal protective equipment including lab coat, safety glasses, and gloves. There is no routine travel associated with this position.Sunshine ActPfizer 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 l