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Senior Scientist

Title: Senior Scientist

Division / Dept.: Immunochemistry/Vaccine Sciences

Location: Richmond, VA (Office Based)

Note: Full time, Benefits, Relocation Assistance Available


***We have Multiple Senior Scientist positions available in Immunochemistry, Vaccines and Molecular***

***Please apply and we will reach out to discuss lab opportunities***


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. 

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.  


To learn how PPD can advance your career, apply now!


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Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in lab sciences such as biology, biochemistry, immunology, chemistry, molecular biology or similar
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.
  • OR Masters degree and previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable 2 years)
  • OR PhD


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Support testing and analysis in the immunochemistry and vaccine department (run assays, prepare samples, lab documentation)
  • Manual dexterity (pipetting, operate lab equipment, etc.)
  • Experience performing immunoassays, ELISA or similar testing
  • Follow lab safety guidelines and use appropriate aseptic techniques
  • Looking for someone who can be a Lab Leader, assist the Associate Group Leader, run samples and help organize projects.
  • 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 Standard Operating Procedures


PPD Benefits Overview:

PPD offers comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, employee assistance program, wellness program options and more.


Other benefits include:

  • 401k with matching contributions, life insurance, long term and short term disability insurance, flexible medical and dependent care spending accounts.
  • Work life balance programs including paid time off for vacation/sick time, paid holidays, floating holiday and vacation sell back program.
  • Wellness benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness facility access or discount, health coaching and more.
  • Education reimbursement and tuition assistance programs, professional development training, skills training, education loan repayment plan, dependent   scholarship program and more.
  • Employee appreciation events, service recognition awards, annual reviews, merit plans and bonus plans
  • Community connections and activities including philanthropic engagement, volunteer service projects and more
  • Other great options including pet insurance, legal and financial services plan, auto and home insurance discounts.


Below Is Listed The Working Environment/requirements For This Role

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.

  • 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

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