In this special episode, we’ll hear from two-time WVU alumnus Jamie Shirey about his role in helping to advance the coronavirus vaccine as the Vice President of Global Sterile Injectables Quality at Pfizer Global Supply.
Jamie Shirey has over 35 years of experience in pharmaceutical quality and microbiology. He has been with Pfizer since 1991 where he has led teams responsible for managing quality and compliance for biologics, vaccines, sterile injectables, APIs and medical devices. Jamie began his career at the manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, MI where he worked 10 years holding positions of increasing responsibility in quality control and quality assurance. In 2001, Jamie was appointed Director, Contract Operations Quality Assurance and spent the next 14 years holding positions of increasing responsibility leading global teams providing quality oversight for contract manufactures. In 2015 Jamie was appointed Vice President of Biotech Quality, leading a team responsible for the quality operations of 12 global Pfizer Biotech sites. In October 2019, Jamie was appointed to his current role as Vice President, Global Sterile Injectables Quality, and leads a team responsible for quality operations of 12 global Pfizer sterile injectables sites. Prior to joining Pfizer, Jamie worked as Research Microbiologist with ARCTECH, Inc., in Chantilly, Virginia, and at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, as a Research Technologist. Jamie holds a B.A. in Biology and an M.S. in Environmental Microbiology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.