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Associate Scientist - small molecule , wet chemistry , Formulation

Company: PPD
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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 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 an Associate Scientist / Scientist, you will support the Small Molecule Pharmaceutical Science group. You will perform research activities in support of late stage and clinical development projects.

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

* Solubility measurement and Formulation screening in wet chemistry lab. * Use of Physical-chemical characterization techniques including XRPD, DSC, TGA, DVS, and microscopy. * Troubleshoot and run instrumentation * Good documentation practice by using electronic notebook. * Strong ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

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!

Education and Experience:

* Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, 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 * Scientist level : BS degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or equivalent and relevant formal academic/vocation qualification and previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable 2 years) or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

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:

* Knowledge of applicable regulatory authority, compendia and ICH guidelines * Ability to understand and independently apply GMPs and /or GLPs to everyday work about documentation and instrument use * Previous wet chemistry lab experience required * Experience working hand-on with HPLC a plus * Knowledge of visual basic a plus * Ability to utilize 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 * Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team

Working Environment:

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 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

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.

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Keywords: PPD, South San Francisco , Associate Scientist - small molecule , wet chemistry , Formulation, Other , South San Francisco, California

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