ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST – MICROBIOLOGY

at PPD
Location Middleton, Wisconsin
Date Posted January 21, 2021
Category Bioscience
Job Type Full-time
Address 8551 Research Way, Suite 90

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Company Overview

 

PPD is a leading global Contract Research Organization - currently operating in nearly 50 countries!  At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - to improve health. Our organization works with a diverse group of pharmaceutical companies to help bend the cost and time curve of small molecule, biologic, and vaccine product development.

This position is located at our GMP lab in Middleton, WI - the largest GMP laboratory in North America. Check out this video for a brief introduction to our lab as told by our scientists: https://vimeo.com/284382895/ce7832f6d9.

We hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. You will receive extensive training to allow you to be successful at PPD, and it's not just talk - our award-winning training programs speak for themselves. In addition, our teams support career growth, allowing you to explore the numerous career pathways available once you become part of our PPD team.

PPD is a leading global Contract Research Organization - currently operating in nearly 50 countries!  At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - to improve health. Our organization works with a diverse group of pharmaceutical companies to help bend the cost and time curve of small molecule, biologic, and vaccine product development.

This position is located at our GMP lab in Middleton, WI - the largest GMP laboratory in North America. Check out this video for a brief introduction to our lab as told by our scientists: https://vimeo.com/284382895/ce7832f6d9.

 

Summarized Purpose:

Performs a variety of routine to complex sample preparation and analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations and/or biological matrices. Follows validated or experimental analytical procedures with periodic direct supervision. Responsible for review and compilation of results and data comparison against SOP acceptance criteria, methodology, protocol and product specifications.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Performs a variety of routine to 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.
  • Problem solves with assistance pertaining to extraction and/or instrumentation problems.
  • Trains on routine operation, maintenance and theory of analytical instrumentation, SOPs and regulatory procedures and guidelines.
  • Manages QC/QA responsibilities without supervisor or QA input.
  • 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.

 

Job Qualification

Qualifications

 

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree (Life Sciences degree preferred) or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable 1+ year) or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of routine operation, maintenance and theory of analytical instrumentation, SOPs and regulatory guidelines

Knowledge of applicable regulatory authority, compendia and ICH guidelines

Excellent manual dexterity skills

Good written and oral communication skills

Time management and project management skills

Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities

Ability to cross-train on sample preparation techniques with another laboratory group

Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team

Manual dexterity and can 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 laboratory documentation in clear and accurate language and according to SOP

 

Work Environment Requirements

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. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

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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