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Associate Scientist

PPD'smission is to improve health. It starts as an idea to find a cure. It becomes alife saved. All in-between, it's you! We know that meaningful results not only require 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.

PPD Laboratories offers the most comprehensiveset of laboratory services available in the industry and continues to deliverinnovative solutions to our clients through our collaborative approach,including PPD Laboratories FSP. PPD Laboratories FSP is a unique partnershipthat allows our clients to leverage the experience of our PPD staff, whileallowing you, the employee, to gain direct experience working onsite at apharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical company, all while maintaining full-timebenefits/advantages of being a part of PPD.

As an Associate Scientist , you will use state-of-the-art technologies to performhigh-quality sample testing for key pharmaceutical clients across the industry.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other,and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued careeradvancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on thehealth and well-being of our employees.

Summarized Purpose:

P erforms a variety of routine to complex sample preparation andanalysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical andbiopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and/or biologicalmatrices. Follows validated or experimental analytical procedures with periodicdirect supervision. Responsible for review and compilation of results and datacomparison against SOP acceptance criteria, methodology, protocol and productspecifications.

Essential Functions:
  • Performs a variety of routine to complex sample preparationand analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical andbiopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and/or biologicalmatrices for stability and analytical testing.
  • Problem solves with assistance pertaining to extractionand/or instrumentation problems.
  • Trains on routine operation, maintenance and theory ofanalytical instrumentation, SOPs and regulatory procedures and guidelines.
  • Manages QC/QA responsibilities without supervisor or QAinput.
  • Communicates project status to project leader.
  • Performs work assignments accurately, and in a timely andsafe manner.
  • Reviews, interprets, and analyzes data for technical,quality and compliance to protocols, methods, SOPs, client criteria and GoodManufacturing Practices (GMP) or Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Performs self and peer review of the data for accuracy andcompliance with reporting requirements prior to submission to QA and issuanceto 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 1+ year) or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory authority, compendia and ICH guidelines
  • Experience with separation science, SEC, CIF, CGE, HPLC
  • Ability to understand and independently apply GMPs and /or GLPs to everyday work about documentation and instrument use
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Excel and Word to perform tasks
  • Ability to independently optimize analytical methods
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Time management and project management skills
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • 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 gamechangers - 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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