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Scientist - Vaccines- Flu - 1st shift

Company: Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

In labs and health care facilities worldwide - HERE WE ARE Thermo Fisher's clinical research business is a leading global contract research organization and world leader in serving science. We are passionate, deliberate, and driven by our mission - to enable our customers to make the world healthier, safer, and cleaner. - Within our Analytical Services team, we have a functional service provider solution, which is a unique partnership that allows our customers to leverage the experience of our staff, while allowing you, the employee, to gain direct experience working onsite at a pharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical company, all while maintaining full-time benefits. As a Scientist/Senior Scientist, you will join the Cell and Genetic Therapy (CGT) department to support the Cell Analytical Development team. Essential Functions:

  • Execute sample testing to support analytical and process development teams using a variety of techniques, with emphasis on next generation sequencing (NGS), PCR, qPCR, and/or ddPCR
  • Culture and differentiate human hematopoietic stem cells
  • Develop and execute characterization assays and improve lot release assays as required
  • Reliably and consistently execute technical skills on relevant assay platforms
  • Independently interpret data from routinely performed experiments
  • Maintain excellent documentation of experiments and studies
  • Troubleshoot, optimize, and trend assay performance in conjunction with manager
  • Report on project progress and contribute to analytical development protocols and reports; present data effectively at internal Group or Project Team meetings
  • Perform basic statistical analysis of experimental data where appropriate
  • Assist with lab organization and compliance with lab safety protocols
  • Performs other duties as assigned At PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific 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. To learn how PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific can advance your career, apply now! ***This position requires long term eligibility to work in the US without sponsorship. Please note F-1 OPT Visas are not considered long term eligibility for this role.
    PPDFSP #LI-CM3 - Job Qualification Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics, or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
    • Scientist: Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2 years industry experience) OR MS with 1 years of industry experience
    • Senior Scientist: Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 4 years industry experience) OR MS with 2 years of industry experience OR PhD with 0-2 years of experience 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. Preferred Experience:
      • 1 year of relevant industry experience in the cell and gene therapy space or biologics
      • Relevant industrial laboratory experience in assay/analytical development of cell and/or gene therapies
      • Experience with preparation of libraries for NGS (Illumina MiSeq)
      • Familiarity with hematopoietic stem cell biology and/or gene editing techniques
      • Experience with assay development for assessment of cell-based products including identity, purity, and potency
      • Experience with sample management and ELN/LIMS systems Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
        • Hands-on experience with library preparation for NGS and mammalian cell culture
        • Hands-on experience with one or more of the following analytical techniques: NGS, PCR, qPCR, ddPCR, SDS-PAGE, ELISA, MSD
        • Excellent communicator with proven ability to build open and collaborative relationships and work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
        • Be self-motivated, focused, organized, and thorough
        • Demonstrate independent reasoning and problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
        • Ability to navigate a fast-paced work environment and multi-task effectively
        • Full understanding of laboratory requirements, PPD & client SOPs, ICH guidelines, USP requirements and FDA guidance
        • Ability to utilize Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word to perform tasks
        • Proficiency on technical operating systems
        • 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 PPD, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific values the health and well being 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.
          • 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. Our 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, submit your application - we'd love to hear from you! 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. --- 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.

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