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Communication Intern - Lab Informatics

PPD Contract & Proposal Development Internship
Company Overview

PPD is a leading global Contract Research Organization - currently operating in nearly 50 countries! At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - to improve health.Our organization works with a diverse group of pharmaceutical companies to help bend the cost and time curve of small molecule, biologic, and vaccine product development.

This position is supporting our Lab Informatics team in Middleton, WI, an extension of our GMP Laboratory - the largest GMP laboratory in North America. Check out this video for a brief introduction to our lab as told by our scientists: .

We hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. You will receive extensive training to allow you to be successful at PPD, and it's not just talk - our award-winning training programs speak for themselves.

Role Description

PPD is currently recruiting for a Lab Informatics Intern. We are looking for a minimum of 12-15 hours per week during the school year, full time hours during Summer 2021, and can start as soon as possible. This position has been made primarily remote capable due to COVID-19, but the intern must be within a reasonable driving distance of Middleton, WI to come to the Lab as needed.

This role will support our Laboratory Informatics team. Our Laboratory Informatics Department roles out all enterprise launches (like Microsoft Teams, WorkBook, RAM, Cispro, PARTner). They manage the training as well as change management processes for the launches. They also own the Sharepoint for the lab. This group is structured within the Lab Support team for the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Lab. They collaborate with several other groups including IT and the scientific labs.

Interns will learn about a contract research organization and its role within the pharmaceutical research and development industry. They will also be assigned specific project activities under the direction of their supervisor. The student will benefit by applying what they have learned in the classroom to practical situations and by having various opportunities to develop professionally.

Pay: $15.00/hr

Degree concentrations desired: communications, business, or other similar majors

Please note: Candidates requiring long-term sponsorship will not be considered.

  • Creating template emails for mass communication
  • Creating communication process to support change management
  • Sharepoint re-vamp
  • Microsoft Teams best practices
  • Data analytics
  • Completing tasks in "Student's Measurable Learning Objectives"
  • Training within department (attend departmental specific training)
  • Attending meetings and other learning opportunities
  • Assisting team members with assigned tasks
  • Other tasks under the direction of the PPD supervisor

What To Expect Next

We look forward to receiving your application. A member of our talent acquisition team will review your qualifications and if interested, will contact you for an interview.

About PPD

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 47 countries and approximately 22,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development to deliver life-changing therapies that improve health. Join the company that is driving the future of pharmaceutical development. We work with all of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies and 750+ biotechnology companies. Join the company that is driving the future of pharmaceutical development.

Job Qualification:

Education and Experience:
  • Must be enrolled in an Undergraduate program focused on the degree concentrations desired listed above as a rising Junior or rising Senior
  • Experience in a database such as Salesforce, M-files, or Sharepoint (or equivalent) required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good organizational skills and strong attention to detail, with proven ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Good English and grammar skills
  • Good computer skills, proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Work Environment Requirements

PPD values the health and wellbeing 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

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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