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(Archived) Chemist or Microbiologist – QC Project Management Specialist

Last Updated: 2/18/21

Job Description


  • Project Management Specialist will be responsible for managing a portfolio of QC projects related to new product development, site to site method transfers, method validations, and material evaluations.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and reporting project metrics to keep project stakeholders aware of the QC project status.
  • The Specialist will also support:
  • Laboratory investigations
  • QC analyst training
  • Improvement projects
  • Special interdepartmental and regulatory requests


  • The successful candidate should be familiar with electronic systems used within the QC laboratories, e.g., Trackwise, SAP, and Empower.
  • Minitab and Microsoft Project/Gantt chart
  • 5S and Six Sigma training is highly desired
  • Prior project management experience with a proven record of success is preferred.
  • This position requires an excellent working knowledge of chemical and microbiological techniques used in the pharmaceutical testing laboratory; experience related to testing sterile injectables and oral solid dose formulations is highly desirable.
  • Prior experience training laboratory analysts and authoring test method validation protocols/reports are pluses.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Microbiology or relevant science discipline with 6-10 years, or MS degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience in an analytical laboratory.
  • Six Sigma Green/Black belt certification and/or PMP certification desired.
  • Working across departments and with colleagues at globally located sites is required.
  • The successful candidate must possess the ability to work with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced cGMP environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, as well as strong technical and analytical problem-solving skills are critical. This position requires leadership/project management ability and a dedication to meeting timelines.
  • Job duties involve occasional lifting (less than 35 lbs), reaching, and sitting while working at computer terminal.
  • Candidate must not be Cephalosporin/Penicillin sensitive.

Full time



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Company Details


Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.