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Laboratory Support Specialist

Groton, Connecticut
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
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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

As part of technical operations, you will be a team member who is relied to have a good understanding of procedures, techniques, tools, materials and equipment. Your decision making will help you prioritize workflows based on the available resources. You will follow standard procedures to complete tasks, some of which may vary in scope, sequence, complexity and timing. You will contribute to the team's success by sharing your previously acquired knowledge.

It is your hard work and focus that will help in making Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

Role Summary

We are seeking a laboratory support specialist (LSS) in Chemical Research and Development in Groton, CT. The role of laboratory support specialist is to provide lab support to the Chemical Research and Development laboratories and staff. A successful candidate in this role can expect to interact with the department's 100+ scientists and technicians. We are looking for a candidate who is organized, change-agile and a fast learner. This role's day to day functions can be divided into administrative and lab-based responsibilities, examples are listed below.


Include, but are not limited to:

  • Ordering and stocking of lab consumables from onsite and external sources
  • Organizing the shipment of pharmaceutical samples or equipment including completing required paperwork and related documentation such as safety data sheet generation, valuation of material, etc.
  • Organizing the submission of samples to the compound storage bank (Neat stores) including registration of samples
  • Coordinating service technician visits for preventative maintenance and/or repair of lab equipment
  • Raising purchase orders for non-catalogue items and glassware/equipment repairs
  • Decommissioning and decontamination of lab and computer equipment prior to disposal
  • Maintain capital equipment lists for lab spaces
  • Manage surplus lab equipment for the department including the chiller swap program

  • Preparing and distributing mobile phases for analytical equipment (hands-on lab work)
  • Removing samples from analytical equipment at scheduled times
  • Periodic cleaning of analytical equipment
  • Transferring compounds to bar-coded vials for submission of samples to the compound storage bank



H.S. Diploma or equivalent with additional field related education preferably (see nice-to-have qualifications) and 0-2 years experience OR 1-3 years of experience in chemistry laboratory roles or API Manufacturing operations with some experience in a laboratory setting.


Field related education such as Chemical or Process Technology Certificate, or an A.S. in Chemistry or related scientific field

Microsoft Excel, inventory management, customer service, chemistry lab familiarity


This position will support the entire department's lab operations, so there will be a broad range of interactions with colleagues from various lines within CRD. This position will interact with GWS staff and external vendors to resolve equipment related issues.


Role requires the ability to lift approximately 20 pounds and involves substantial walking around the site. Additional administrative and lab-based tasks for this role will be evaluated on a rolling basis.


Limited overtime may be needed for this role. No travel expected for this role.

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.

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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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