Technical Leader/Associate Reserach Scientist (HPLC, Dissolution, Physical testing)

Athlone, Ireland
Closing date
2 Oct 2020

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R & D , Laboratory
Full Time
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PPD's mission is to improve health. It starts as an idea to cure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, it's you! We know that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but also the right people. We invite you to re-imagine health promoting protocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and energetic teams.

Due to further expansion of our site in Athlone, Ireland across 20 20 , we have a new opening for a Technical Specialist/Leader (known locally as an Associate Research Scientist) in one of our laboratory groups who work with multiple pharmaceutical products and formulations including tablets and capsules.

About the Technical Leader/Associate Research Scientist position

This role is a senior level Technical Specialist role. The role of the ARS is to act as a Subject matter expert, lead scientific projects and provide full analytical testing support in accordance with GMP practices, including analytical method development, validation and transfer. This is an exciting opportunity to join a Lab that focuses on method development, validation, transfer, stability and quality control testing for all phases of drug development.

Key Responsibilities:
    Co-ordinate all aspects of managing method development and validation Supervise and assist senior technical staff in laboratory operations Interface with clients on scientific issues, study design and project technical requirements Plan, direct and implement improvements in systems and processes in order to enhance efficiency and quality Assist with strategic planning, business development and new technology implementation


Skills and experience:

The successful candidate will possess a Degree (or equivalent) in Chemistry. Significant industry experience within an analytical testing laboratory and GMP environment is essential, as well as solid scientific supervisory experience in the pharmaceutical or analytical contract laboratory industry (to include R&D project and program management, direct supervision of technical staff, and direction of laboratory operations).
This person should be an SME with HPLC, Dissolution, Physicals testing (Foreign Particulates, KF, Particle Size Distribution, etc).

Other requirements also include:
    6-8 years of solid experience in GMP regulated Laboratory environment. Expertise in GMP regulated environment in the areas of analytical method development, validation and transfer for a variety of dosage forms, using a variety of instrumentation which may include (but not limited to) the following: HPLC, Dissolution, HIAC, KF, Zetasizer, Mastersizer, and other applicable analytical instruments. Extensive knowledge with Foreign Particulate tests & Particle Size Distribution tests, as well as extensive knowledge of all the Physicals Testing techniques. Excellent analytical expertise in method development, validation and transfer Excellent communication and presentation skills Excellent technical writing skills Excellent ownership skills for Laboratory Investigations and Deviations Strong technical mentoring and training skills Ability to build and develop client relationships Understanding of budgeting and revenue projection Ability to plan, organize and work to deadlines

The successful candidate can look forward to job stability with a leading CRO that has experienced year-on-year growth. With future expansion plans, there is the opportunity to progress in your career with PPD at our Athlone labs. We offer a generous salary, medical insurance, pension, life insurance and relocation assistance to those qualified candidates based outside of the Republic of Ireland.

Please note that this role would not be suitable for a recent graduate.

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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.

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 48 countries and more than 21,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering life-changing therapies to improve health.

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