Assoc Scientist

Athlone, Ireland
11 Jul 2019
07 Aug 2019
R & D , Laboratory
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Between Spark and Innovation - HERE WE ARE

PPD is a leading global contract research organization.

PPD Laboratories offer the most comprehensive set of laboratory services available in the industry. Our GMP laboratory based in Athlone, Ireland offers fully integrated solutions for product development and analytical development.

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 an Associate Scientist role.

Associate Scientist - Molecular Biology

The Associate Scientist is a pivotal role within our Biopharm/ Cell Lab 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.


Key Requirements
  • 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 would be an advantage ( (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

Do you consider yourself at the cutting edge of gene therapy technologies?

Then we are keen to hear from you!

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.


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