Assoc Scientist

Athlone, Ireland
13 Apr 2021
13 May 2021
R & D , Laboratory
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Molecular Biology Assoc 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.

Gene Therapy is the latest development in Biologics. We are extending the range of services offered by our GMP Labs in Athlone to support Gene Therapy products and have an exciting opportunity for a Molecular Biologist in a Associate Scientist role.

The role of Assoc Scientist within our Molecular Biology & Cell lab is a pivotal role within Labs and will work alongside Senior members to perform a variety of complex sample preparation and analysis procedures using a wide range of analytical instrumentation.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform a variety of complex 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.


Education & Experience:
  • PhD in Molecular biology AND
  • qPCR, RNA analysis, DNA analysis experience
  • Cell culture and cell assay experience
  • Cloning, sequencing, and transfection skills
  • Strong GMP understanding or experience ( (ICH guidelines, USP/EP requirements and EMA/FDA regulations)
  • 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

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.


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