Job Description

PPD provides laboratory services that are designed to increase speed and precision. Our lab employees are committed to quality results and strict compliance with regulatory standards.


Our GMP laboratory based in Athlone, Ireland offers fully integrated solutions for product development and analytical development, including analytical testing services in method development, method validation, method transfer, release and stability studies. Our highly qualified GMP lab staff work across our 3 laboratory groups: Biopharm, Small Molecule, and Inhalation.

Assistant Scientist

The role of Assistant Scientist is to acquire the skills and training of sample preparation and analysis procedures and to perform simple sample preparation and analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formulations. The Intern is expected to follow analytical methods and SOP’s with frequent direct supervision.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of simple sample preparations
    Analysis procedures to quantitatively measure pharmaceutical compounds in a variety of formations for stability testing and other studies for analytical testing support
  • Performing work assignments accurately, timely and in a safe manner
  • Training on routine operation, maintenance and theory of analytical instrumentation, SOPs, and regulatory procedures and guidelines.

Key Requirements

  • Educated to a Bachelor’s Degree level in Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry/Science/Biochemistry or related subjects
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques and equipment
  • Knowledge of GMP
  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with others
  • Techniques deployed and used in PPD include:

HPLC, UPLC, GC, Karl Fisher, Uv-Vis, IR, Wet chemistry, FT-IR, Elisa, SDS Page, Capillary Electrophoresis, Western Blot.

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