***This position requires long term eligibility to work in the
US without sponsorship. Please note F-1 OPT Visas are not
considered long term eligibility for this role.
In labs and health care facilities worldwide - HERE WE ARE
PPD is a leading global contract research organization. At PPD
we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - to
PPD Laboratories offers the most comprehensive set of laboratory
services available in the industry and continues to deliver
innovative solutions to our clients through our collaborative
approach, including PPD Laboratories FSP. PPD Laboratories FSP is a
unique partnership that allows our clients to leverage the
experience of our PPD staff, while allowing you, the employee, to
gain direct experience working onsite at a pharmaceutical/
biopharmaceutical company, all while maintaining full-time
benefits/advantages of being a part of PPD.
As a Associate Scientist ,you will be responsible for supporting
analytical activities within Biologics Process Development (PD).
The role will involve supporting in-process analytical testing,
delivering results within customer and project timelines, assay
harmonization activities within the network groups, and evaluation
of new analytical technologies. You will have excellent
communication skills, is a team player, and have experience in
Bioanalytical techniques as they apply to Biologics and related
process impurities. Techniques of interest include Capillary
Electrophoresis, Liquid Chromatography, and ELISAs. A reasonable
appreciation of upstream and downstream process development
activities is highly desirable.
This role will be located in Devens, MA. The role will provide
Analytical support within PD. The candidate will work closely with
PDA team members and Process Development to deliver quality
analytical data in a timely manner.
Additional responsibilities for the role on site at a major
Assay support of Biologics Process Development activities using
LC, iCE, CE, and ELISA
Work closely with Process Development, Analytical development
and Testing to support analytical needs and engage in long-term
Authors and reviews technical documents and protocols; follows
written scientific methods and experimental protocols, documents
results, authors and reviews summary reports.
Run tests and trend assay performances across the Network
Review PD design of experiments.
Support manufacturing site investigations as required.
At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and
recognize the power of being one team. It's not just talk, our
award-winning training programs speak for themselves.
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Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Analytical
Chemistry, or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational
Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and
abilities to perform the job comparable to 0-2+ years (industry or
regulated laboratory preferred). OR
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:
Experience in the areas of analytical chemistry/biochemistry,
with the emphasis on experience and in-depth working knowledge of
LC, iCE, CE and Gel Electrophoresis
Working knowledge of design of experiments and factorial
Familiarity with upstream and downstream biologics
Knowledge of cGMPs as applied to process development and scale
Development experience for both early- and late-stage molecules
is highly desired
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
Proven ability to interpret data by performing trend
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
PPD values 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
Ableto work upright and stationary and/or standingfor typical
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
M ay have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including
infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory
Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing
and handling multiple projects or activities.
PPD Defining Principles :
We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We
are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD-
If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately
wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics
for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please
submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.
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
This employer is a corporate member of myGwork, the business
community for LGBTQ+ professionals, graduates, inclusive employers
& anyone who believes in workplace equality.