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PPD® Laboratories’ biopharmaceutical services include the analysis of small and large biomolecules (innovator and biosimilars), such as proteins, peptides, nucleotides/oligonucleotides, DNA, carbohydrates/polysaccharides and liposomes, using a wide range of analytical instrumentation.
As an Associate Research Scientist - Biopharmaceutical Services in our GMP Laboratory team, you are / will:
•Responsible for the regulatory and scientific conduct of development, validation, stability projects, and/or other specialty technologies such as extractable/leachable studies.
•Perform troubleshooting on multiple analytical instrumentation (HPLC, ELISA, CE, etc.) and multiple detection techniques (UV, FL, CAD, ELSD, IC etc.), calculates and interprets data, and records data in adherence with PPD SOPs and any additional requirements specific to the lab and / or client.
•Routinely act as the technical project leader for multiple projects, interacts with clients on a weekly basis (or as needed) to provide updates, reviews and evaluates data, writes reports and protocols.
Education and Experience:
•Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification and 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)
Previous hands-on ELISA experience, strongly preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Knowledge of general chemistry and separation science
•Ability to independently perform root cause analysis for method investigations
•Proficiency on technical operating systems
•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
PPD Benefits Overview:
PPD offers comprehensive a benefits offering 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, educationloan 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.
•Work is performed in a laboratory and/or a clinical environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.
•Occasional drives to site locations, occasional domestic travel.
•Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms.
•Rare exposure to skin and lung irritants, radiation, toxic materials and hazardous waste.
•Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves.
•Exposure to fluctuating and/or extremetemperatures on rare occasions.
•Ability to work in an upright and /or stationary position for 6-8 hours per day.
•Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists to operate lab equipment.
•Occasional mobility needed.
•Occasional crouching, stooping, with frequent bending and twisting of upper body and neck.
•Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.
•Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
•Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
•Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups.
•Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals. Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.
•Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.
•Regular and consistent attendance.