Biochemist – Entry Level

at PPD
Location Middleton, Wisconsin
Date Posted October 2, 2020
Category Bioscience
Job Type Full-time
Address 8551 Research Way, Suite 90


Role Description

As a Biochemist, referred to as an Assistant Scientist, you will use state-of-the-art technologies to perform high-quality sample testing for key pharmaceutical clients across the industry. Your sample preparation and analysis serve as an integral piece in helping PPD accomplish our goal of helping bring life-changing therapies to market.

We offer flexible scheduling to encourage a healthy work-life balance for our employees. Enjoy a Monday through Friday work week with a full time schedule you create! Lastly, we also offer health benefits, a generous PTO plan, and tuition reimbursement for all full-time employees. Let’s not forget to mention monthly Donut Day and daily lunch options catered to campus from local vendors available for purchase.



Possesses an understanding of laboratory procedures and under general supervision can conduct complex analysis.

Performs a variety of routine 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.

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

Responsible for review and compilation of results and data comparison against SOP acceptance criteria, methodology, protocol and product specifications.

Job Qualification



Education and Experience

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


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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