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Assistant Scientist

PPD's mission is to improve health. It starts asan idea to find a cure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, it's you! We know that meaningful results not onlyrequire the right approach, but also the right people. We invite you to re-imagine health promotingprotocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and energetic teams.

Envision a workplace where you have a directimpact on improving health, work alongside expert scientists, use newesttechnologies and collaborate with industry thought leaders and therapeuticexperts. Welcome to PPD® Laboratories, where science is our passion, quality isour commitment and people are the cornerstone of our success.

As an Assistant Scientist, you will usestate-of-the-art technologies to perform high-quality sample testing for keypharmaceutical clients across the industry.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves andeach other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continuedcareer advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focusedon the health and well being of our employees.

Summarized Purpose:

Possesses an understanding of laboratoryprocedures and under general supervision can conduct complex analysis. Performsa variety of routine sample preparation and analysis procedures toquantitatively measure pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical compounds in avariety of formulations and/or biological matrices for stability and analyticaltesting.Trains on routine operation, maintenance and theory of analyticalinstrumentation, SOPs and regulatory guidelines. Responsible for review andcompilation of results and data comparison against SOP acceptance criteria,methodology, protocol and product specifications.

Essential Functions:
  • Performs a variety of routine sample preparationand analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical andbiopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and/or biologicalmatrices for stability and analytical testing.
  • Trains on routine operation, maintenance andtheory of analytical instrumentation, SOPs and regulatory guidelines.
  • Communicates project status to project leader.
  • Maintains a laboratory notebook and completesall laboratory documentation in clear and accurate language and according toSOP and GLPs.
  • Performs daily work assignments accurately, andin a timely and safe manner.
  • Reviews, interprets, and analyzes data fortechnical, quality and compliance to protocols, methods, SOPs, client criteriaand Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Performs self and peer review of the data foraccuracy and compliance with reporting requirements prior to submission to QAand issuance to customers.

Job Qualification:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 0 to 1 years).

In some cases, an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered enough for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of routine operation, maintenance and theory of analytical instrumentation, SOPs and regulatory guideline
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory authority, compendia and ICH guidelines
  • Excellent manual dexterity skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Time management and project management skills
  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to cross-train on sample preparation techniques with another laboratory group
  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team

Working Environment:

PPD values the health and well being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.

Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.

Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds.

Able to work in non-traditional work environments.

Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.

May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments.

Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

PPD Defining Principles:

We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are game changers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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