Due to continued success and growth in 2016, PPD are looking for experienced Scientists/Stability Analysts to be based in our Biopharm department of our GMP Lab in Athlone, Ireland. The role of Scientist is to perform a variety of complex sample preparation and analysis procedures to quantitatively measure small and large biomolecules such as proteins, peptides, nucleotides/oligonucleotides, DNA, carbohydrates/polysaccharides and liposomes using a wide range of analytical instrumentation. This role will work with minimal supervision, interpret analytical data in regards to acceptability and consistency and set up and maintain analytical instrumentation.
Duties & 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
Review and compilation of results
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 and experience:
Education to a Bachelors or higher level in Biochemistry or related subjects
4+ years’ work experience within a GMP laboratory
4+ years industry experience with Lab techniques relevant to Biopharm: ELISA, SDS-Page, Western Blot, HPLC. Capillary electrophoresis would be an advantage.
Detailed knowledge of method validation; method development would be an advantage.
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
Please note that this role is not suitable for a new graduate (for graduate entry level please see our website at www.ppdi.com for Assistant Scientist level positions)