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Senior Scientist - Flow Cytometry - FACS - Bioanalytical Team

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Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC.

Richmond, VA

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Senior Scientist - Flow Cytometry - FACS - Bioanalytical Team','146569','!*!Flow Cytometry - Sr Scientist Location: Richmond, VAPPD is a leading global contract research organization.  At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - to improve health.

PPD Laboratories offer the most comprehensive set of laboratory services available in the industry.  Our services are designed to accelerate pharmaceutical development for small molecules, biologics, and vaccines, allowing our clients to make faster decisions about their compounds.

As a Senior Scientist, you are committed to excellence and high quality results in your complex laboratory analysis of key pharmaceutical products. Beyond the bench, you work as a project leader with a strong sense of urgency aligned to our customers, and you are committed to delivering results.

Grow your career within the scientific ladder, pursue project management, or develop into a leader.  These are just a few career pathways available once you chose to Be with PPD.

Join PPD in our relentless pursuit of excellence - apply now!


Performs complex laboratory analysis of pharmaceutical products and proficiently uses analytical instrumentation, calculates and analyzes 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, writes reports and protocols.

Responsible for the scientific conduct of the project and communication of regulatory issues with senior level team members.','!*!Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 4 years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience. OR Masters degree and previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable 2 year) OR


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Solid understanding and knowledge of Flow Cytometry, FACS, Flow, cell analysisExperience with molecular techniquesExperience with cell counting and cell sorting

Full understanding of laboratory requirements, PPD & client SOPs, ICH guidelines, USP requirements and FDA guidance

Ability to utilize Microsoft Excel and Word to perform tasks

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

Proven problem solving and troubleshooting abilities

Ability to train junior staff

Working Conditions

Work is performed in a laboratory and/or a clinical environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.

Occasional drives to site locations, occasional domestic travel. 

Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms.

Rare exposure to skin and lung irritants, radiation, toxic materials and hazardous waste.

Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. 

Exposure to fluctuating and/or extreme temperatures on rare occasions.

Physical Requirements

 Ability to work in an upright and /or stationary position for 6-8 hours per day.  

Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists to operate lab equipment.  

Occasional mobility needed.

Occasional crouching, stooping, with frequent bending and twisting of upper body and neck.    

Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.

Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.

Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Frequently interacts with others to obtain or relate information to diverse groups.  

Works independently with little guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions and plans work schedules to meet goals.  Requires multiple periods of intense concentration.

Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence.  Ability to perform under stress.  Ability to multi-task.  

Regular and consistent attendance.

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, disability or protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and/or local law.','Lab Operations','North America-United States-Virginia-Richmond','','','false','','false','Senior Scientist - Flow Cytometry - FACS - Bioanalytical Team

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Company Profile
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 46 countries and more than 12,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a commitment to quality to help clients and partners accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics and maximize the returns on their R&D investments.

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