Molecular Biology Sr. Scientist - Athlone, Ireland (Joining bonus €3000)

Ireland, Ireland
07 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
R & D , Laboratory
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Molecular Biology Sr. Scientist - Athlone, Ireland (Joining bonus ₠3000)

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health . You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

Our GMP laboratory based in Athlone, Ireland offers fully integrated solutions for product development and analytical development, including analytical testing services in method development, method validation, method transfer, release and stability studies. Our highly qualified GMP lab staff work across our 3 laboratory groups: Biopharm, Small Molecule, and Inhalation.

The role of Senior Scientist within our Molecular Biology & Cell lab team will be one of a subject matter expert to support the development of this technology on site and interact confidently with our client base.

You will work under minimal supervision and be responsible for the scientific conduct of the project and communicate issues with senior level team members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs complex laboratory analysis of pharmaceutical products and proficiently uses analytical instrumentation
  • Calculates and analyses data and records data in adherence with PPD SOP's and the industry.
  • Routinely acts as the project leader on multiple projects, interacts with clients
  • Reviews and evaluates data and writes reports and protocols
  • Independently performs method validations, method transfers and analytical testing
  • Prepares study protocols, project status reports, final study reports and other project-related technical documents.
  • Communicates data and technical issues to the client and responds to client needs and questions.
  • Mentors, trains and coordinates laboratory activities of other team members and assists in troubleshooting instrument and analytical problems.
  • Assists with quality systems and new equipment.
  • Assists in designing method validation or method transfer protocols and establish project timelines.
  • Reviews, interprets, and analyses data for technical, quality and compliance to protocols, methods, SOPs, client criteria and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Performs self and peer review of the data for accuracy and compliance with reporting requirements prior to submission to QA and issuance to customers.


Education & Experience:

  • PhD in Molecular Biology AND
  • Post-Doctoral experience AND
  • qPCR, RNA analysis, DNA analysis experience
  • Cell culture and cell assay experience
  • Cloning, sequencing, and transfection skills

Knowledge, skills and attributes:
  • Proficiency on technical operating systems
  • Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability in technical writing skills
  • Time management and project management skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative work environment with a team
  • Ability to train junior staff
  • GMP experience would be an advantage (ICH guidelines, USP/EP requirements and EMA/FDA regulations)

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.
  • Joining Bonus
  • Pension scheme
  • Annual Leave 25 days
  • Medical Health care cover
  • Life Insurance

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.

As we are likely to receive many applications, sometimes we are unable to provide feedback to everyone.