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Scientist

Company: PPD
Location: Richmond
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

PPD clinical research services is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. At PPD clinical research services , 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 clinical research services, where science is our passion, quality is our commitment and people are the cornerstone of our success.
As a Scientist, you will perform 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.
At PPD clinical research services 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 well being of our employees.
Essential Functions:


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 for stability and analytical testing.


Works with multiple functional groups to meet business needs.


Plans and organizes work with periodic supervision.


Sets up and maintains analytical instrumentation.


Trains on routine operation, maintenance and theory of analytical instrumentation, SOPs and regulatory procedures and guidelines.


Ensures QA findings are addressed appropriately


Aids and training to other team members.


Problem solving, either independently or with assistance pertaining to extraction and/or instrumentation problems.


Communicates project status to project leader.


Performs work assignments accurately, and in a timely and safe manner.


Reviews, interprets, and analyzes data for technical, quality and compliance to protocols, methods, SOPs, client criteria and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).


Performs self and peer review of the data for accuracy and compliance with reporting requirements prior to submission to QA and issuance to customers.


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:

Support testing and analysis (run assays, prepare sample, lab documentation)
Experience performing one or more of the following: immunoassays, ELISA, cell-based assays, LC-MS

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 clinical research services value 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 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.

Our 4i Values:
Integrity - Innovation - Intensity - Involvement
If 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 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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Keywords: PPD, Richmond , Scientist, Other , Richmond, Virginia

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