Pfizer Diagnostics Operations Lead in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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  • Provide vendor oversight support to Companion Diagnostics (CDx) programs across the R&D Organization, from Research to Development and Commercialization.

  • Provide oversight of CDx assay programs contracted to Clinical Laboratories/Contract Research Organizations (CROs) to ensure they meet all regulatory requirements.

  • Provide Operational support to CDx programs, Diagnostics Group members and members of other Pfizer groups collaborating on CDx development and delivery.

  • Qualification of contract labs and Diagnostics partners for CDx assays.

  • Provide direction to and oversight of CDx assay work performed at external CROs.

  • Assist in the transfer of diagnostics assays developed internally at Pfizer to external CROs or Diagnostics companies.

  • Coordinate operational aspects of CDx implementation in clinical trials (all phases). Manage to established timeframes and communicate progress to study teams, as appropriate.

  • In conjunction with internal groups (e.g. Precision Medicine and Translational groups), ensure that appropriate information on CDx sample collection/processing/handling is incorporated into lab manuals.

  • Responsible for assay validation reports (except when internal Pfizer groups have developed such assays), to ensure laboratories are performing analysis in compliance with appropriate regulatory and industry standards.

  • Stay abreast of literature, government guidelines, and internal guidance on clinical trial conduct including Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), GCLP, CAP and CLIA.

  • Maintain and abide by internal SOPs and regulations, as appropriate, for diagnostics assay development and testing.

  • Periodically audit external CROs performing CDx assays that support Pfizer programs.

  • Maintain required paperwork from such audits in relevant Pfizer electronic databases.

  • Working with Procurement, coordinate critical orders required to keep CDx programs on track Contribute to the operational effectiveness of the Diagnostics Group.


  • Advanced science degree (e.g. MS, PhD, PharmD) and/or a degree in regulatory compliance/oversight related field.

  • Demonstrated understanding of regulatory requirements and application of quality systems (GLP, GCP, GCLP, CLIA, CAP).

  • In depth knowledge and experience in diagnostics, particularly companion diagnostics

  • 3+ years of relevant regulatory compliance/oversight experience in a setting relevant to drug development.

  • Demonstrated excellent writing and communication skills.

  • In depth and hands-on experience in one or more technology platforms relevant to CDx assay development, such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, next generation sequencing, immunochemistry.

  • Extensive hands-on experience with compliance/oversight of diagnostics assays.

  • Experience in biomarker development or diagnostics industry preferred.

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  • Last Date to Apply for Job: June 28, 2018

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