Associate Scientist - Immunochemistry

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Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree 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.).

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 with regard to documentation and instrument use

  • Training or experience with analyzing and preparing lab samples and materials

  • Support testing and analysis in the immunochemistry department (run assays, prepare samples, lab documentation)

  • Manual dexterity (experience with pipetting, ability operate lab equipment, use of microscope and plate reader etc.)

  • Training or experience with bacterial identification, cell culture, microbiology techniques, molecular techniques, sample preparation, aseptic technique  or similar

  • Experience performing assays, immunoassays, ELISA, cell based assays, functional assays or similar testing

  • Follow lab safety guidelines and use appropriate aseptic techniques

  • Communicate effectively with team and leaders and 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 documentation with clear and accurate language and according to the Standard Operating Procedures

  • 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

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in a laboratory and/or a clinical environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.

  • Occasional drives to site locations, occasional domestic travel. 

  • 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.

PPD Benefits Overview

PPD offers comprehensive a benefits offering including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, employee assistance program, wellness program options and more.

Other benefits include:

  • 401k with matching contributions, life insurance, long term and short term disability insurance, flexible medical and dependent care spending accounts.

  • Work life balance programs including paid time off for vacation/sick time, paid holidays, floating holiday and vacation sell back program.

  • Wellness benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness facility access or discounts, health coaching and more.

  • Education reimbursement and tuition assistance programs, professional development training, skills training, education loan repayment plan, dependent scholarship program and more.

  • Employee appreciation events, service recognition awards, annual reviews, merit plans and bonus plans

  • Community connections and activities including philanthropic engagement, volunteer service projects and more

  • Other great options including pet insurance, legal and financial services plan, auto and home insurance discounts.

  • Some positions may require a waiting period for some benefits.


Wellness Focus, Mission and Success

PPD strives to offer programs, campaigns and services that help employees improve their health and well-being. Our in-house program is growing as we offer more programs to employees globally.

There are many dimensions of wellness which are physical, social, intellectual, occupational, emotional and spiritual. Each dimension is interrelated and contributes to healthy living in some way. Some of them may be best managed by an individual in his or her own personal life outside of the workplace and others are easier to integrate into one's professional life and work environment.

Our Corporate Wellness program focuses primarily on those aspects that can be easily integrated into one's professional life and our work environment. This means that our primary focus is on the physical, occupational and intellectual aspects of our employees' health - which includes exercise, good nutrition, disease prevention and other aspects of healthy living. We also focus on the social and emotional aspects of healthy living as well, by helping employees manage their stress levels, encouraging participation in community activities and supporting the environment.