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Scientist - LCMS

PPDis a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive,integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. AtPPD, we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose- to improvehealth!

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

As a Scientistyou will p erform a variety of complex sample preparation andanalysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical andbiopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and/or biologicalmatrices.

At PPD we hire the best, developourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offercontinued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefitsfocused on the health and well being of our employees.

Summarized Purpose:

Possesses a thorough understanding oflaboratory procedures and can reliably conduct complex analysis with increasedindependence. Performs a variety of complex sample preparation and analysis proceduresto quantitatively measure pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical compounds in avariety of formulations and/or biological matrices. Follows validated orexperimental analytical procedures with periodic direct supervision.Responsible for review and compilation of results and data comparison againstSOP acceptance criteria, methodology, protocol and product specifications.Enters data into databases and reports. Performs self-review forown data prior to QC submission.

Essential Functions:
  • Performs a variety of complex samplepreparation and analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceuticaland biopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and /or biologicalmatrices for stability and analytical testing.
  • Works with multiple functional groups tomeet business needs.
  • Plans and organizes work with periodicsupervision.
  • Sets up and maintains analyticalinstrumentation.
  • Trains on routine operation, maintenanceand theory of analytical instrumentation, SOPs and regulatory procedures andguidelines.
  • Ensures QA findings are addressedappropriately.
  • Aidsand training to other teammembers.
  • Problem solving, either independently orwith assistance pertaining to extraction and/or instrumentation problems.
  • Communicates project status to projectleader.
  • Performs work assignments accurately,and in a timely and safe manner.
  • Reviews, interprets, and analyzes datafor technical, quality and compliance to protocols, methods, SOPs, clientcriteria and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or Good Laboratory Practices(GLP).
  • Performs self and peer review of thedata for accuracy and compliance with reporting requirements prior tosubmission to QA and issuance to 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 2+ years).

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:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multiple applicable techniques such as: HPLC, GC, MS, Dissolution Testing, Inhalation Testing, Biopharmaceutical Testing, Karl Fischer, UV-Vis, FT-IR, TOC
  • 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 ideaswith diverse groups of peoplein a comprehensible and reasonable manner.

Ableto work upright and stationary and/or standingfor 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 technologywith


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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