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Position:
Scientist-HPLC, GC          

Employer:
PPD, Inc.

Description:

PPD is a leading global contract research organization.  At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - to improve health. 

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 Scientist you will use state-of-the-art technologies to perform traditional and innovative analytical techniques and Quality-by-Design principles to develop and validate the analytical tools used to ensure the safety, efficacy and quality of the client pharmaceutical products while working onsite at a large pharmaceutical client site. You will support the drug development programs at the client site through laboratory techniques commonly used in the analysis of pharmaceuticals such as HPLC, GC, Dissolution and KF.   

Additional key responsibilities for the role on site at a major pharmaceutical company: 

  • Analysis of chemical development and formulation samples using HPLC, GC, dissolution and KF
  • Participating in the planning of experiments
  • Maintains accurate records of experiments and results in a laboratory notebook and authors reports as assigned.
  • Interpretation and communication of results. The ability to present results in both oral and written reports is required.
  • Maintains general lab equipment, including HPLC, GC, dissolution and KF
  • Troubleshooting of instruments and experiments
  • Demonstrates responsible follow-up
  • Demonstrates knowledge of scientific principles and basic understanding of applicable drug development regulations

Grow your career within the scientific ladder, pursue project management, or develop into a leader.  These are just a few career pathways available once you chose to Be with PPD. 

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. 

Join PPD in our relentless pursuit of excellence - apply now!



Qualifications/Experience:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in life or physical sciences with a preference in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, or Pharmaceutical Chemistry or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable 2+ years) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.) 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory authority, compendia and ICH guidelines
  • Knowledge in organic chemistry, analytical testing, HPLC, GC, KF, impurity analysis, residual solvent, water content testing
  • Ability to work successfully in both a team/matrix environment as well as independently is required
  • Ability to understand and independently apply GMPs and /or GLPs to everyday work with regard to documentation and instrument use
  • Ability to utilize ELN, Empower is a plus, and Microsoft Excel and Word to perform tasks
  • Ability to independently optimize analytical methods
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Time management and project management skills
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting abilities

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in a laboratory and/or a clinical environment with exposure to electrical office equipment. 
  • 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 extreme temperatures on rare occasions.

Physical Requirements

  • 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.

 



Location: Boston, MA

Contact: Nicki Woodsmall or apply to https://ppdi.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/scientist-analytical-development-gc-hplc-48 directly

Post Date: 4/23/2019 12:00:00 AM
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