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PPD Sr. Scientist / Associate Group Leader - Small Molecule , Method Development , HPLC , GMP 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 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.

The Associate Group Leader will act as the point person, provide direction, and technical expertise to PPD employees working onsite at the client lab facility. You will provide administrative resources for employee activities and needs. Work closely with the client contacts to monitor the technical performance of staff and their project timeliness. You will spend most of your time in the lab providing technical support for client projects within the Analytical Development team, as well as assisting with some administrative duties.

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

  • Provides technical support in the lab performing HPLC, KF, dissolution, troubleshooting, and method development

  • Provides leadership and direction to laboratory staff and resources for project activities and needs, oversee daily operations to monitor quality and project timelines, and assist in preparation and implementation of company policies, quality systems and training programs.

  • Ensures responsiveness to the customer and overall, client satisfaction.

  • Performs administrative duties for PPD staff such as, Time cards/PTO request approvals, Performance reviews, 1:1 meetings with PPD staff, handle performance issues, welcome point of contact for all new hires, and checking compliance of PPD LMS.

  • 80% of duties will be technical in the lab and 10-20% will be leadership

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:

  • BS degree in a scientific related field (Chemistry, Biology, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry) and previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to minimum 6 years) or equivalent and relevant combination of education, training, & experience.

  • 1-2 years of management/leadership responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong ability with analytical techniques such as HPLC, KF, method development, dissolution, GC

  • Proven leadership skills

  • Ability to cultivate a collaborative work environment with a team

  • Effective negotiating skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of QA metrics of program base; ability to write and recommend changes to PPD SOPs

  • Ability to troubleshoot multiple systems/methodologies

  • Ability to independently optimize analytical methods

  • Understanding of basic financial terms and definitions as it applies to the business

  • Understanding of proposal and project scope as it relates to pricing, resource management and the impact on business

  • Project and time management skills

  • Effective written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills

*Working Environment:  *

/PPD values the health and wellbeing 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.

keywords: chemistry, "analytical chemistry" , HPLC , KF , leadership , management , GMP, supervisor, "method development" , "team lead" , "team leader"



Job: *Labs

Organization: *US BU

Title: Sr. Scientist / Associate Group Leader - Small Molecule , Method Development , HPLC , GMP

Location: MA-Boston-FSP Boston MA

Requisition ID: 185122

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