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PPD Scientist / Senior Scientist - Solid State Characterization , XRPD , Raman in Boston, Massachusetts

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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 customers through our collaborative approach, including PPD® Laboratories FSP. PPD® Laboratories FSP is a unique partnership that allows our customers to leverage the experience of our PPD staff, while allowing you, the employee, to gain direct experience working onsite at a pharmaceutical company, all while maintaining full-time benefits/advantages of being a part of PPD.

As anScientist/Senior Scientist,you will join the Analytical Development team to support solid state characterization and method development, validation and execution for pharmaceutical materials across the discovery and development pipeline. You will use state-of-the-art technologies to support early and late stage pharmaceutical development with a variety of solid state and physicochemical techniques including X-ray powder diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis, dynamic light scattering, surface area measurement and SEM among others while onsite at a pharmaceutical client site. The importance of specific experience with any particular technique is secondary to the importance of the your ability to generate consistently high quality characterization data and maintain associated written records. You will be asked to contribute to a variety of projects across the development pipeline, and to do so in a timely manner while working onsite at a major pharmaceutical customer site.

Additional key responsibilities for the role on site at a major pharmaceutical company: * Generate physicochemical characterization data to support chemical and pharmaceutical process development as well as release and stability of drug substance and drug product. * Generate physical form and physical characterization data for release and stability under GMP * Manage sample receipt and document results according to the customer's procedures. 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 a scientific field or equivalent and relevant formal academic/vocational qualification * Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable 4 years) or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience Preferred Experience: * Previous experience with material property characterization related analytical techniques in the pharmaceutical or related industry * Experience with analytical instrumentation used in the pharmaceutical industry – specifically for solid state characterization such as XRPD, ssNMR, IR, Raman, SEM, DSC, TGA, surface area by BET, particle size by laser diffraction and IGC Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Solid understanding and knowledge of general chemistry and separation science * Ability to keep abreast of current literature and implement state of the art pharmaceutical methodology and technology as deemed appropriate * Strong training and experience in physical and chemical sciences and its application to medicinal product development. * Knowledgeable with analytical instrumentation used in the pharmaceutical industry – specifically for solid state characterization such as XRPD, ssNMR, IR, Raman, SEM, DSC, TGA, surface area by BET, particle size by laser diffraction and IGC * Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate written documentation of all lab work; including detailed observations and conclusions according to established SOPs and department guidelines. * Experience with controlled document and GMP procedures. * Full understanding of laboratory requirements, PPD & client SOPs, ICH guidelines, USP requirements and FDA guidance * Ability to utilize Microsoft Excel and Word to perform tasks * Proficiency on technical operating systems * Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities * Time management and project management skills * Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team * Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities

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 * As a condition of employment with PPD, in this role, you must have received your Covid-19 vaccine and you must disclose proof of your vaccination status upon employment.

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.


Job: *Labs

Organization: *US BU

Title: Scientist / Senior Scientist - Solid State Characterization , XRPD , Raman

Location: MA-Boston-FSP Boston MA

Requisition ID: 205802

PPD is an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength fosters and environment of mutual respect. PPD provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other status within any other protected group