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Associate Research 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, 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, andrecognizethe power of being one team.Weoffer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.Summarized PurposePerforms complex laboratory analysis of pharmaceutical products and proficiently uses analytical instrumentation, calculates and analyzes data and records data in adherence with PPD SOP's and the industry. Routinely acts as the project leader on multiple projects, interacts with clients, reviews and evaluates data, writes reports and protocols. Responsible for the scientific conduct of the project and communication of regulatory issues with senior level team members.Essential Functions:

Independently performs method validations, method transfers and analytical testing of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and/or delivery systems. Understands and conforms to methods and protocols applicable to assigned tasks. Designs and executes experiments with minimal supervision.
Prepares study protocols, project status reports, final study reports and other project-related technical documents.
Communicates data and technical issues to the client and responds to client needs and questions.
Mentors, trains and coordinates laboratory activities of other team members and assists in troubleshooting instrument and analytical problems.
Assists with quality systems and new equipment.
Assists in designing method validation or method transfer protocols and establish project timelines.
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 6+ year) 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+ year)
OR PhD and previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable 2+ year)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Independently performs analytical testing, method optimization/validation, and/or other specialty technologies studies OR method transfers for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and/or delivery systems.
Understands and conforms to methods, and protocols applicable to assigned tasks.
Experience performing immunoassays, ELISA or similar testing
Designs and executes experiments independently
Reviews and critiques study protocols, project status reports, final study reports and other project-related technical documents
Prepares and reviews study protocols, project status reports, final study reports and other project-related technical documents
Communicates data and technical issues to clients as needed
Leads analytical (procedural and instrumental) trouble shooting sessions
Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
Proven ability in technical writing skills
Time management and project management skills
Good written and oral communication skills
Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team
Ability to train junior staff

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 Role
PPD, 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 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 , Associate Research Scientist, Other , Richmond, Virginia

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