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Senior Lab Technician/Scientific Affairs Specialist

PPD's mission is to improve health. It starts as an idea to cure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, it's you! We know that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but also the right people. We invite you to re-imagine health promoting protocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and energetic teams.

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.

We are hiring a Senior Scientific Affairs Specialist to join our team in EMEA.

Summarized Purpose:

Leads scientific, technical and business development aspects relating to Third Party Laboratories within Global Central Labs. Consults extensively with Business Development and Clients as well as other internal departments on new business timelines, technical and compliance issues, and project-related matters. Works closely with the directors in strategic planning, business development, and expansion initiatives.

Essential Functions:

• Review Protocols and identify the tests needed, calculate the cost/test, prepare the budgets.

• Serves as a liaison to 3rd party lab vendors handling and brokering outsourced lab services

• Interacts extensively with business development directors, and prepares and determines quotation, pricing, project initiation and scheduling as it relates to scientific and technical capabilities of the 3rd party laboratory operations.

• Participates in strategic planning, capabilities development, prepares projections, revenue tracking, and other financial-related issues.

• With management, initiates and implements plans to develop and improve areas for greater efficiency, productivity, and quality.

• Participates in client, QA, facility, and project audits and prepares responses to audits as needed.

• Completes technical and scientific related special projects.

Job Qualification:

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree in a science-related discipline or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

• Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5+ years') or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience. Preference given for candidates with Anatomic Pathology, Flow cytometry and Molecular pathology areas.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Strong attention to detail

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Critical thinking skills to support quality decision making

• Time management and organization skills

• Ability to multi-task

• Ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities and expectations

• Ability to work in a collaborative team environment

• Knowledge of preparation of SOP's, protocols and other technical documents

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 for typical working hours.

• Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.

• Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.

• May require travel.

- 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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