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Lab Support - Entry Level

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services.  At PPD, we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose- to improve health! 

Envision a workplace where you have a direct impact on improving health, work alongside expert scientists, use newest technologies and collaborate with industry thought leaders and therapeutic experts. Welcome to PPD® Laboratories, where science is our passion, quality is our commitment and people are the cornerstone of our success.

As an Entry Level Lab Support team member, you will be part of a laboratory support team, performing a variety of sample and standard handling tasks.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.  

Summarized Purpose:   As an Entry Level Lab Support team member you will perform duties and training to acquire the skills required for sample and standard handling in support of the laboratory. You will provide support to Sample Coordinators and perform administrative tasks in the Sample Management department. This position is responsible for following SOPs, applicable client procedures, and also fulfills laboratory requests with modest direct supervision. Additional job functions include:

Essential Functions:  


Performs a variety of simple inventory tracking procedures (receipt, check-in, login, labeling, inventory, transport, check-out, etc.) and administrative tasks in support of laboratory operations. 

Communicates status of tasks to supervisor and/or appropriate laboratory staff. 

Trains on SOPs, regulatory guidelines, and storage requirements. 

Supports response to environmental unit alarms and may participate in on-call responsibilities. 

Performs daily work assignments accurately, timely and in a safe manner. 

inventory, stocking, customer service, shipping, receiving

Education and Experience:  

High / Secondary school diploma or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification  

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 0-1 years) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Familiarity with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel 

Time management skills 

Ability to maintain detailed tracking and documentation clearly and accurately according to SOP 

Written and oral communication skills 

Ability to work in a collaborative team environment 



Working Environment:

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.  

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 




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