Senior Systems - R Developer

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)

Multiple Locations


PPD’s mission is to improve health . It starts as an idea tofind acure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, it’s you! We know that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but also the right people.  We invite you to re-imagine health promoting protocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and energetic teams . 

Envision a workplace where you have a direct impact on improving health, work alongside expert scientists, use newest technologies and collaborate with industry thought leaders and therapeutic experts. Welcome to PPD® Laboratories, where science is our passion, quality is our commitment and people are the cornerstone of our success.

As a Senior Systems Specialist, you will engineer innovative technology solutions using your knowledge of programming languages (R, SQL). You will work in collaboration with lab personnel and IT to improve efficiencies in the lab.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, andrecognizethe power of being one team.Weoffer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.

Essential functions:

Acts as a subject matter expert, possessing advanced system knowledge related to the delivery of task completion (in-system configurations, system template development, reports, etc.). Ensures deliverables are accurate, qualified, registered, and comply with required formats and within established timelines. Provides high level support to the roll-out of all system changes. Evaluates revisions and updates in relation to system configurations. Interfaces with other departments for the completion of system configurations, qualifications, implementation, and training. Ensures compliance with PPD and Client policies and procedures. Provides project management for various departmental projects and initiatives. Serves as a subject matter expert in relation to systems.

PPD’s mission is to improve health . It starts as an idea tofind acure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, it’s you! We know that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but also the right people.  We invite you to re-imagine health promoting protocols with us, working alongside our talented, bright and energetic teams . 

Envision a workplace where you have a direct impact on improving health, work alongside expert scientists, use newest technologies and collaborate with industry thought leaders and therapeutic experts. Welcome to PPD® Laboratories, where science is our passion, quality is our commitment and people are the cornerstone of our success.

As a Senior Systems Specialist, you will engineer innovative technology solutions using your knowledge of programming languages (R, SQL). You will work in collaboration with lab personnel and IT to improve efficiencies in the lab.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, andrecognizethe power of being one team.Weoffer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.

Essential functions:

Acts as a subject matter expert, possessing advanced system knowledge related to the delivery of task completion (in-system configurations, system template development, reports, etc.). Ensures deliverables are accurate, qualified, registered, and comply with required formats and within established timelines. Provides high level support to the roll-out of all system changes. Evaluates revisions and updates in relation to system configurations. Interfaces with other departments for the completion of system configurations, qualifications, implementation, and training. Ensures compliance with PPD and Client policies and procedures. Provides project management for various departmental projects and initiatives. Serves as a subject matter expert in relation to systems.

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 5 years).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong knowledge of laboratory processes Expert knowledge in R programming language Proven experience designing databases using R, SQL Strong knowledge of SQL programming language Proven problem-solving skills Ability to train new and existing employees Detail oriented with excellent editorial/proofreading skills Strong computer skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to work in a collaborative team environment Ability to multitask Strong customer service skills Advanced knowledge of system template or report development Ability to coach and mentor junior team members Effective coaching and mentoring skills Effective presentation and public speaking skills Ability to act as subject matter expert Solid time management and organization skills

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

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 5 years).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong knowledge of laboratory processes Expert knowledge in R programming language Proven experience designing databases using R, SQL Strong knowledge of SQL programming language Proven problem-solving skills Ability to train new and existing employees Detail oriented with excellent editorial/proofreading skills Strong computer skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to work in a collaborative team environment Ability to multitask Strong customer service skills Advanced knowledge of system template or report development Ability to coach and mentor junior team members Effective coaching and mentoring skills Effective presentation and public speaking skills Ability to act as subject matter expert Solid time management and organization skills

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


2020-07-31 00:00:00


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