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Scientist - Immunoassay (ELISA)

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 a Scientist you will use state-of-the-art technologies to perform GMP sample testing for a key pharmaceutical client using Biopharmaceutical Immunoassay techniques such as Mycoplasma, ELISA, qPCR, and Potency/Bioassay in a Quality Control lab. Your sample preparation and sample analysis serves as an integral piece in helping PPD accomplish our goal of helping bring life-changing therapies to market. 

Grow your career within the scientific ladder, pursue project management, or develop into a leader.  These are just a few career pathways available once you chose to Be with PPD.

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! 


Possesses a thorough understanding of laboratory procedures and can reliably conduct complex analysis with increased independence.

Performs a variety of complex sample preparation and analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and/or biological matrices.

Follows validated or experimental analytical procedures with periodic direct supervision.

Responsible for review and compilation of results and data comparison against SOP acceptance criteria, methodology, protocol and product specifications.

Enters data into databases and reports.

Performs self review for own data prior to QC submission.

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 2 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience. OR Masters degree and one year

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated knowledge of multiple applicable techniques such as: Immunoassay, Biopharmaceutical Testing, Mycoplasma, ELISA, qPCR, Potency/Bioassay

At least 1 year of cGMP experience is required

Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

Proven ability to interpret data by performing trend analysis

Proven ability in technical writing skills

Ability to independently optimize analytical methods

Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities

Good written and oral communication skills

Time management and project management skills

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 


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. 



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