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ASSOCIATE GROUP LEADER - QPCR - 2ND SHIFT

Company: PPD
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONTitle: Associate Group LeaderDivision / Dept.: PCR/MolecularLocation: Richmond, VA (Office Based)Note: Full time, Benefits, Relocation Assistance Available
PPD clinical research services 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, a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, 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.
Essential Functions:

  • *** 2nd Shift *** 15% Shift Differential
  • Provides line-level management coordination of resources and work schedules for laboratory activities.
  • Oversees daily operations and assists in preparation and implementation of company policies, quality systems and training programs.
  • Ensures that projects are completed in a timely manner so that company revenues are met and clients are satisfied with the quality and turnaround time of work being performed.
  • Ensures that laboratory staff continues to be developed to keep pace with department goals and growth.
    Video links:Richmond BioA Labs Overview:https://www.ppd.com/our-solutions/ppd-laboratories/bioanalytical-lab/PPD LinkedIn Video Landing Page:https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/ppd-laboratories/?feedView=videos
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    Job QualificationEducation 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 6+ 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 4+ years)
    • OR PhD (comparable to 2+ years)
      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • qPCR/RT-PCR/PCR, sequencing, Molecular Genomics.
      • Broad knowledge of Molecular Biology.
      • Ability to train and mentor junior staff
      • Demonstrated ability to be project solution driven
      • Good written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills
      • Can independently perform root cause analysis for method investigations
      • Technical writing skills; ability to write quality documents (SOPs, investigation forms, etc.)
      • Demonstrated knowledge of QA metrics of program base; ability to write and recommend changes to PPD SOPs
      • Ability to independently optimize analytical methods
      • Project and time management skills
        Benefits Overview:PPD, a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, 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 RolePPD, a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, 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 activitiesOur 4i Values:Integrity - Innovation - Intensity - InvolvementIf you resonate with our 4i values above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, submit your application - we'd love to hear from you!Diversity StatementPPD 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.COVID-19 Vaccination Update for U.S. Colleagues
            • All U.S. colleagues are required to report vaccination status. New hires will be asked to report vaccination status within the first two weeks of employment.
              • All U.S. new hires who are in the following job categories must be fully vaccinated before their first day of employment or request an accommodation: executive director level and above, client-facing commercial, clinical research associates (CRAs), remote site monitors-local (RSM-L) all CRA and RSM-L line managers, clinic-based staff in early development services and accelerated enrollment solutions, and FSP within analytical services division roles. New hires will be asked to disclose vaccination status upon first day of employment and are required to report vaccination status within first two weeks of employment.

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