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Scientist - GMP , SEC , Method Validation

Location: Worcester, MA

In labs and health care facilities worldwide- HERE WE ARE

PPD is a leading global contract research organization. At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - to improve health.

PPD Laboratories offers the most comprehensive set of laboratory services available in the industry and continues to deliver innovative solutions to our clients through our collaborative approach, including PPD® Laboratories FSP. PPD® Laboratories FSP is a unique partnership that allows our clients to leverage the experience of our PPD staff, while allowing you, the employee, to gain direct experience working onsite at a pharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical company, all while maintaining full-time benefits/advantages of being a part of PPD.

As aScientist,you will join the Quality Control Department to perform laboratory testing within a fast-paced GMP environment in support one or more of the following areas: raw materials, in-process product, final Bulk product, stability, and/or validation while working onsite at a major pharmaceutical customer site.

Additional key responsibilities for the role on site at a major pharmaceutical company:
  • Performs test methods as written to support product/material release
  • Perform batch release and stability testing
  • Analyze test data and evaluate results
  • Write procedures with minimal guidance
  • Understands and maintains a safe work environment for themselves and others in accordance with procedural requirements.
  • Understands, implements and maintains GMP with respect to laboratory records, procedures and systems in accordance with procedural requirements
  • Will train and perform on a multitude of laboratory techniques such as protein content (UV-VIS), SEC, and CEX, and other techniques as required
  • Accepts responsibility to complete assigned tasks as committed.
  • Works under the guidance of a supervisor but can manage time efficiently in achieving timely completion of assigned duties
  • Works with others to maintain a positive atmosphere to accomplish business objectives
  • Revises procedures as necessary and provides support for department
  • Assists in lab investigation reports

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. It's not just talk, our award-winning training programs speak for themselves.

Join PPD in our relentless pursuit of excellence - apply now!

What To Expect Next

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

Job Qualification:


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medical Technology, Biology, or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2+ years') or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience. OR Masters degree with preferred 1+ years of experience
  • Empower and LIMS experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • GMP experience required
  • Raw material experience desired
  • Ability to run analytical laboratory equipment such as HPLC, ELISA, etc.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • Empower and LIMS experience is desired
  • Communicate effectively and follow detailed written and verbal instruction.
  • Cooperate with coworkers within an organized team environment or work alone with supervision.
  • Manage time effectively to complete assignments in expected time frame.
  • Maintain a laboratory notebook and complete all documentation with clear and accurate language and according to the SOP.
  • Proficient in the use of analytical instrumentation, skills in separation science techniques (HPLC, protein content (UV-VIS), SEC, CEX) and other techniques are desired.
  • Ability to plan, schedule and carry out work for successful project completion.
  • Proficient in the operation of the computer and data acquisition programs.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to write protocols and reports with minimum supervision

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

GMP, QC, "quality control" , "method validation" , Empower , LIMS , proteins , "raw materials" , "analytical chemistry"



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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