Research Lab Tech

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

Austin, Texas, United States of America

Job Description

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services.  At PPD, we are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our purpose- to improve health! Phase I and IB trials represent the first practical tests of a compound’s clinical relevance and commercial viability. They are the culmination of years or even decades of research. Moreover, they set the stage for subsequent studies that will ultimately determine your compound’s efficacy, safety and positive impact on patient’s lives. As Research Lab Tech at PPD you perform nontechnical lab procedures per protocol and ensure the orderly flow of procedures within the Lab. 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. Summarized Purpose: Performs laboratory procedures such as blood harvesting and urine monitoring according to protocol as assigned. Works with coordinators in assuring the smooth and orderly flow of procedures in the Clinics, Lab and Urine Monitoring areas. Essential Functions: - Collects and harvest plasma, serum, and all other required laboratory specimens according to protocol specifications. - Monitors the collection of urine and/or fecal specimens from subjects participating in studies. - Completes all required study documents and might need to be trained on special equipment per protocol. - Assures that all procedures and processing areas are maintained in a neat, clean, and organized manner. - Performs other duties as assigned. Education and Experience: High / Secondary school diploma or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification Technical positions may require a certificate Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 0 to 1 year). 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: - Detail oriented - Good time management skills - Ability to multi-task - General computer skills including Microsoft Office - Written and verbal communication skills - Ability to work under constant exposure to high pressure, intense concentration - Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment 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 the working nvironment/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. As a condition of employment with PPD, in this role, you must have received your Covid-19 vaccine and you must disclose proof of your vaccination status upon employment. PPD's 4i Values: Integrity - Innovation - Intensity - Involvement If you resonate with our 4i values 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!


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