Pfizer Technical Associate, Culture Process Development in United States

The St. Louis Culture Process Development technician will provide laboratory support work for a diverse team of scientists focused on development and optimization of mammalian recombinant protein production cell lines in support of Pfizer's Biotherapeutics portfolio . The ideal candidate may support scientists in routine cell culture and/or bioreactor work and an understanding of mammalian cell culture is highly desirable.


  • Plan and prioritize daily activities according to scheduled bioreactor runs

  • Perform bioreactor set-up including calibrations and sterilization

  • Deactivation/cleaning and general maintenance of bioreactors

  • Routine maintenance, calibrations, and quality audits of various analytical instruments

  • Troubleshooting equipment, coordinating and/or performing repairs

  • Solution preparation, managing laboratory consumables

  • Maintaining various electronic databases, maintains equipment/maintenance files

  • Interact with external vendors to solve instrument issues and internal Site Operations on facility issues that can affect operations utilities


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

  • Requires 1 to 3 years experience in a laboratory or manufacturing environment, experience in a biological laboratory is desired

  • Demonstrated capability to work as a team member in a matrix development team

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and ability to interface with automated systems

  • Ability to work independently and adapt to rapidly changing priorities

  • Ability to be thorough and show great attention to detail

  • Demonstrate quality decision making and effective communication

  • Must be capable of generating documents utilizing Microsoft Word and Excel


Occasional overtime may be required.

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Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 31, 2018

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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