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PPD Pharmaceutical Product Development

Senior Scientist - Small Molecules - Athlone

PPD Pharmaceutical Product Development

  • Westmeath / Galway / Dublin
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 04/03/2013
  • Matthew Wilson
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PPD is a leading global contract research organisation providing drug discovery, development and lifecycle management services.


About PPD

PPD is a leading global contract research organisation providing drug discovery, development and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organisations. Our Athlone cGMP laboratory offers fully integrated solutions for product development and analytical development, including analytical testing services in method development and secondary packaging, labelling and storage. Our highly qualified cGMP lab staff work with large and small molecules, including active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), drug products, inhaled products and other medical devices.

About the role
PPD provides laboratory services that are designed to increase speed and precision. Our lab employees are committed to quality results and strict compliance with regulatory standards.  Senior Scientists in our labs have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art laboratory technology, including instruments and equipment. Senior Scientist routinely act as the project leader on multiple projects and will interact with clients, review and evaluate data, write reports and protocols. Senior Scientists are expected to follow validated or experimental analytical procedures with occasional direct supervision from a group leader.
Key responsibilities 
  • Provide full analytical testing support in accordance with cGMP practices against strict timelines to successfully meet client program milestones.
  • Perform analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations for stability testing and other studies for analytical testing support
  • Coordinate method development and validation projects
  • Communicate effectively with internal and client stakeholders
  • The ability to plan, schedule and carry out work for successful project completion
  • Provides assistance and training to junior laboratory staff members 
Skills and experience 
  • Educated to a Higher Education Level in a relevant area, ie chemistry
  • 4 years' experience working within a cGMP Lab
  • 4 years' industry experience with chromatography techniques (HPLC, UPLC, GC, CE)
  • Experienced in method development and validation
  • General analytical chemistry knowledge
  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with others 
A distinct PPD culture
Founded upon principles of excellence and innovation, PPD shares our clients' passion for delivering life-changing therapies to help people live healthier lives. We are committed to bringing scientific and clinical expertise, quality and speed to every drug discovery and development program to help deliver safe, effective products to the market.

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