Associate Scientist (Pharma)

Athlone, Ireland
07 Jan 2021
06 Feb 2021
R & D , Laboratory
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
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.

Envision a workplace where you have a direct impact on improving health, work alongside expert scientists, use newest technologies and collaborate with industry thought leaders and therapeutic experts. Welcome to PPD® Laboratories, where science is our passion, quality is our commitment and people are the cornerstone of our success.

Due to further expansion of our site in Athlone, Ireland in 2020, we will have openings for Associate Scientist in our Small Molecule team. This laboratory group works with multiple pharmaceutical products and formulations including tablets and capsules.

Duties and responsibilities are:

  • Perform a variety of sample preparations
  • Analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formations for stability testing and other studies for analytical testing support
  • Performing work assignments accurately, timely and in a safe manner
  • Training on routine operation, maintenance and theory of analytical instrumentation, SOPs, and regulatory procedures and guidelines.


    Qualifications & Experience:

    • Educated to a Bachelor's Degree level in Science/Chemistry
    • 1-2 years experience within a GMP laboratory
    • Industry experience with lab techniques including dissolution, UV-Vis, FT-IR, HPLC, or GC, etc
    • The ability to plan, schedule and carry out work for successful project completion
    • A positive attitude and ability to work well with others
    • The ability to write protocols and reports with minimum supervision
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Be able to communicate effectively and follow detailed written and verbal instruction

    What we offer:

    At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

    As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We've grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.

    - 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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