Senior Scientist - RNA transcription - High throughput

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

MD-Rockville-FSP Rockville MD


Submission for the position: Senior Scientist - RNA transcription - High throughput - (Job Number: 173254)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!  

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.

As a Senior Scientist you will performs complex laboratory analysis of pharmaceutical products and proficiently use analytical instrumentation, calculate and analyzes data and record data in adherence with PPD SOP's and the industry.

The Molecular Biology group is responsible for generating and characterizing all vaccine candidates utilizing our client's viral vector-based vaccine technology. They provide key molecular biology and cell biology support to all Client Vaccine projects and platforms. This group is also responsible for implementing new techniques and technology to improve high-throughput generation and screening of vaccine candidates, including high-throughput cloning and cell-based characterization.

For this position you should have a proven record in utilizing the most up to date molecular biology and cell biology techniques in a high-throughput environment, to take a role in generating and testing new vaccine candidates

Responsibilities:

•To provide expertise in the areas of DNA cloning, in-vitro RNA transcription and cell-based assay characterization of vaccine candidates

•Utilize high-throughput workflows for molecular biology and cell biology processes to generate and characterize vaccine candidates

•Work with other scientists to design and develop new assays and technologies to support RNA vaccine generation and evaluation

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

PPDFSPPPD 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!  

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.

As a Senior Scientist you will performs complex laboratory analysis of pharmaceutical products and proficiently use analytical instrumentation, calculate and analyzes data and record data in adherence with PPD SOP's and the industry.

The Molecular Biology group is responsible for generating and characterizing all vaccine candidates utilizing our client's viral vector-based vaccine technology. They provide key molecular biology and cell biology support to all Client Vaccine projects and platforms. This group is also responsible for implementing new techniques and technology to improve high-throughput generation and screening of vaccine candidates, including high-throughput cloning and cell-based characterization.

For this position you should have a proven record in utilizing the most up to date molecular biology and cell biology techniques in a high-throughput environment, to take a role in generating and testing new vaccine candidates

Responsibilities:

•To provide expertise in the areas of DNA cloning, in-vitro RNA transcription and cell-based assay characterization of vaccine candidates

•Utilize high-throughput workflows for molecular biology and cell biology processes to generate and characterize vaccine candidates

•Work with other scientists to design and develop new assays and technologies to support RNA vaccine generation and evaluation

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

PPDFSPEducation 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).

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 scienceExperience operating liquid-handling robotics systems (Tecan, Hamilton) is required.Experience in molecular biology and cloning, including gibson cloning, mutagenesis, RNA production and isolation is requiredFamiliar with common molecular biology software, e.g. Geneious

Experience in RNA in vitro transcription techniques and familiarity with RNA based vaccine technology is preferredComfortable with cell-based assays to evaluate viral vector-based vaccine candidates, for example FACS analysis or High-Content Imaging is preferred

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. 

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).

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 scienceExperience operating liquid-handling robotics systems (Tecan, Hamilton) is required.Experience in molecular biology and cloning, including gibson cloning, mutagenesis, RNA production and isolation is requiredFamiliar with common molecular biology software, e.g. Geneious

Experience in RNA in vitro transcription techniques and familiarity with RNA based vaccine technology is preferredComfortable with cell-based assays to evaluate viral vector-based vaccine candidates, for example FACS analysis or High-Content Imaging is preferred

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. 

Submission for the position: Senior Scientist - RNA transcription - High throughput - (Job Number: 173254)


2020-08-06 00:00:00


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