ROLE SUMMARY Supervise daily operations of employees in support of department functions/objectives Design quality systems to assure cGMP compliance of department objectives Coordinate activities for group and among plant/customer contacts to ensure timely completion of department objectives Maintenance of operating budget ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for the microbiology program for testing, training, documentation, and actions to deviations and excursions. Performs all aspects of the program with a working knowledge of company specifications and government regulations that govern the program. Insures that all testing is performed according to appropriate standards. Designs experiments and evaluates projects that are assigned. Performs necessary testing and analyzes data. Reports findings in a clear and concise manner conforming to company format. trends data to insure continued compliance. Provides support to the manufacturing operation in areas related to quality from a microbiological standpoint. Reviews data and assigns disposition to several testing procedures including but not limited to sterility, bioburden, environmental data, validations, etc. Maintains the process management system. Generates times for new tests added to the department and maintains daily and weekly trends. Schedules lab personnel to cover daily workload. QUALIFICATIONS Position requires technical knowledge related to sterilization methods, microbial physiology, biochemical characterization of microbial isolates, microscope analysis, micro chemistry, disinfection/sanitation methods, current good laboratory and manufacturing practices and an understanding of aseptic handling procedures. Must have minimally one course in Microbiology and possess one of the following: Experience in at least two microbiological testing labs Five years experience NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS 12 hour Shift. Lab/production environment with some disagreeable elements such as noise, dust, fumes, heat, safety hazards, etc. 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. 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. Last Date to Apply: November 23, 2017 This job is a Hospira Exempt US Grade: 13 RELOCATION WILL BE PROVIDED Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.