PPD Laboratory Internship

PPD is currently offering 10 internships at our Middleton, WI GMP laboratory. We are seeking Juniors and Seniors that are able to participate in a program that would encompass the Summer and Fall of 2018. The Summer offers full-time hours and the Fall semester will offer flexibility around the student’s schedule, but we would prefer at least 2 available days during the week.

Duration: Summer and Fall of 2018.
Pay: 12.00/hr.
Degree concentrations: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology
PPD is a leading global contract research organization. At PPD we are passionate, deliberate, and 
driven by our purpose - to improve health.
PPD Laboratories offer the most comprehensive set of laboratory services available in the
industry. Our services are designed to accelerate pharmaceutical development for small molecules, 
biologics, and vaccines, allowing our clients to make faster decisions about their compounds.
PPD is looking for Life Sciences students studying Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
for our internship program. The duration of the internship program will be Summer and the following 
Intern - Undergraduate level will report to a specific department where they will learn about a 
contract research laboratory and their role within the pharmaceutical research and development 
industry. They will also be assigned specific project activities under the direction of the PPD 
Intern supervisor. The student will benefit by applying what they have learned in the classroom to 
practical situations, and by having various opportunities to develop professionally. PPD will 
benefit by building positive relationships with local colleges and universities.
Responsibilities include:
• Assisting team members with assigned tasks in specific project areas, as well as completing 
tasks in "Student's Measurable Learning Objectives"
• Training within department (attend departmental specific training)
• Attending meetings and other learning opportunities
• Other tasks under the direction of the PPD supervisor
Education and Experience:
• Must be enrolled in a Life Science Undergraduate program
• Typically enrolled as a rising Junior or rising Senior
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Good organizational skills and strong attention to detail, with proven ability to handle 
multiple tasks efficiently and effectively
• Good English and grammar skills
• Good computer skills, proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Working Conditions:
• Work is performed in Regulated Laboratory environment
Physical Demands:
• Frequently stationary for 4-6 hours per day.
• Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated 
movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
• Occasional mobility required.
• Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.
• Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and 
laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.
• Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the- 
• Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to 
listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
• May interact with others, relating and gathering sensitive information.  Interaction includes 
diverse groups.
• Works with guidance or reliance on oral or written instructions from management.  May require 
periods of intense concentration.
• Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing 
conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence.  Ability to perform under stress.  
Ability to multi-task.
• Regular and consistent attendance.
PPD is an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an 
environment of mutual respect.  PPD provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, 
race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, 
disability, veteran status
or other status within any other protected group.
PPD, Inc.
Middleton, Wis.
Full time
Posted Date: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018
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