Scientist - Biopharm

Category: Pharmaceutical / Science

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At PPD, we help our client delivers life-changing therapies that address the world’s most challenging health concerns.

We’re on a journey, seeking greater levels of success.

We hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team!


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.


Athlone is one of PPD’s fastest-growing laboratory locations. Due to this continued expansion, we are recruiting Biopharma Analysts to join our and Biopharm group.

Scientist – Biopharm

The role of Biopharma 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.

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


    • 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.



Key Experience

    • Education to a Bachelors or higher level in Biochemistry or related subjects


    • 2+ years’ relevant industry experience within a GMP laboratory (experience must be with Lab techniques relevant to Biopharm: ELISA, SDS-Page, Western Blot, HPLC, Capillary electrophoresis)



    • 5 Years experience in Academia (MSc or PhD or similar) demonstrating relevant Biopharmaceutical techniques as per above



Additional Requirements

    • 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



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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