PPD is a leading global contract research organization. At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose - to improve health!
PPD Laboratories offers the most comprehensive set of laboratory services available in the industry. Our scientists work together to accelerate pharmaceutical development for small molecules, biologics, and vaccines -allowing our clients to make faster decisions about their compounds.
Supervises laboratory unit. Assists in overseeing and supervising daily work activities within the laboratory unit to ensure efficient and effective scientific and administrative operations. Operates, maintains, and repairs clinical laboratory equipment within the scope of training including routine preventive maintenance, calibrations, and safety checks. Oversees and reviews area weekly and monthly Quality Control and maintaining QC database. Set up and validate new assays as assigned by the manager.
“At PPD, we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. It's not just talk - our award winning training programs speak for themselves”
Performs and reports routine and complex laboratory analyses that require advanced evaluation and judgment skills. Uses set protocols and guidelines to evaluate credibility and accuracy of test results and provides data for validation to supervisors and managers. Performs work in an efficient manner by coordinating personnel and testing steps to achieve maximum productivity.
Ensures that quality control procedures are carried out. Monitors and resolves instrument problems. Implements new technology and instruments for unit according to established protocols.
Gathers data for quality improvement activities within section and participates in comparison studies of precision, accuracy, and linearity for new or existing assays according to established protocols.
In conjunction with laboratory senior management, develops new policies and procedures for the unit and writes Standard Operating Procedures.
Serves in a mentor to team members providing guidance and reviewing and checking work. Trains and assesses the competency of staff in the unit and issues formal evaluations. Recruits, interviews, and hires new staff.
Regularly interacts with non-laboratory departments to organize work flow, trouble shoot problems, and find resolution in order to meet client expectations.
Interacts internally primarily with subordinates and other supervisors. External interaction is typically with suppliers, vendors, and / or primary customers. Primary purpose of liaison is information sharing and basic problem resolution.
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 0 to 5 years). 1+ year of leadership responsibility
In some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent critical thinking skills
Exceptional time management and organizational skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task
Proven problem solving/troubleshooting abilities
Demonstrated leadership abilities
Ability to provide guidance on analytical issues and regulatory requirements
Ability to adapt to changes in workflow, unusual circumstances, and high pressure and time sensitive environments
Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment
PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:
Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.
Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds
Able to work in non-traditional work environments.
Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments.
Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on years of experience in Flow Cytometry, Leadership, and Medical Technology.
Internal Number: 164727
About PPD - Pharmaceutical Product Development
PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development, lifecycle management and laboratory services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 46 countries and approximately 13,000 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
Within our Central Laboratory our standardized, global platforms and Web-based database ensure superior service, quality data, speed and flexibility in central lab services. Our clients partner with PPD's central labs for efficiencies to complete projects on time and on budget. We offer the ideal integrated solution – clinical trial expertise and central lab services – supported by innovative technology.