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Associate Research Scientist - High Throughput , Automation , or Robotics

Company: MSCCN
Location: Collegeville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

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 and continues to deliver innovative solutions to our clients through our collaborative approach, including PPD Laboratories FSP. PPD Laboratories FSP is a unique partnership that allows our clients to leverage the experience of our PPD staff, while allowing you, the employee, to gain direct experience working onsite at a pharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical company, all while maintaining full-time benefits/advantages of being a part of PPD. Job Purpose Our client's R&D has committed to increase the use of automation in support of analytical science for small drug molecules. The ten year vision of automation is where implementation will: Free the hands of our scientists, releasing energy to make on better-informed decisions Drive the reduction of attrition, by maximising our knowledge and capabilities, deliver more robust workflows and increase quality As part of this strategy, a multi-million dollar core-testing facility has been built to support the development, evaluation, and optimization of drug products. This team will actively drive change in how automation is applied to daily decision making. The High Throughput Automation team member role will ensure that current and future automation is appropriately used to deliver value to client projects. Accordingly, this person will implement innovative automated platforms and workflows with the following purpose: Successfully utilize the automation assets for rapid screening and/or development in order to reduce design selection risks and enhance product design across all phases of development. Develop appropriate automation protocols to meet the needs of the analysts, chemists, engineers and formulation scientists. Key Responsibilities: Conduct automated experiments and apply the approriate analytical techniques such as Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, FT-Raman, Microscopy, and X-Ray Powder Diffraction to explore the physical properties of materials, excipients of pharmaceutical relevant, and chemical reactions of synthetic intermediates. Organize, evaluate, and present data in an effective and scientific manner. Contribute to the development of new automation approaches and knowledge within the global automation organization. Ensure the local capability to rapidly leverage existing laboratory automation in order to dramatically reduce the time to address design selection issues with drug development. Write protocols for new automation workflows using robotic-specific software for laboratory instruments such as Agilent HPLC, Unchained Labs, Mettler Toledo, Chemspeed, Andrew Alliance, and Hamilton. At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees. #LI-LM2 Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or Organic Chemistry or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2+ years). 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: Solid understanding and knowledge of general chemistry and separation science Demonstrated product development experience across multiple projects in pharmaceutical development environment, with evidence of achieving product deliverables within disciplinary expertise. Broad knowledge of analytical method development in support of new chemical entity (NCE) development Proficient in and demonstrates highly effective oral and written communication skills. Team player and ability to work in a matrix environment. Proven ability to troubleshoot and diagnosing problems in analytical platforms. Demonstrated ability to interface with multiple internal and external groups to successfully deliver projects. High learning agility - has the ability and willingness to deal effectively with first-time situations or changing conditions. Knowledge and experience with statistical design of experiments and analysis of results. Knowledge of solid state analytical methods - eg microscopy, Raman, XRD, etc. Demonstrated ability to integrate, test, and troubleshoot HPLC instrumentation. 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 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, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments. Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities. PPD Defining Principles: We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD - If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you Candidates need to show proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for this position. Diversity Statement PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group. COVID-19 Vaccination Update for U.S. Colleagues All U.S. colleagues are required to report vaccination status. New hires will be asked to report vaccination status within the first two weeks of employment. All U.S. new hires who are in the following job categories must be fully vaccinated before their first day of employment or request an accommodation: executive director level and above, client-facing commercial, clinical research associates (CRAs), remote site monitors-local (RSM-L) all CRA and RSM-L line managers, clinic-based staff in early development services and accelerated enrollment solutions, and FSP within analytical services division roles. New hires will be asked to disclose vaccination status upon first day of employment and are required to report vaccination status within first two weeks of employment. #LI-LM2 Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: MSCCN, Philadelphia , Associate Research Scientist - High Throughput , Automation , or Robotics, Other , Collegeville, Pennsylvania

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