PPD Laboratories

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.

Why join our PPD Laboratories team?

Global leadership, stability and growth

Our substantial year-over-year growth and global presence create real and diverse development opportunities and career progression, while working in a regulated laboratory environment with an international client base.

Collaborative, flexible, team-spirited environment

We care for our employees and act on our commitment to work-life balance. We stay connected across functions and locations, offer excellent benefits and flexible schedules, and work together extensively to deliver high-quality results toward our purpose to improve health.

Performance-driven, focused on applied science

As an analytical laboratory within a contract research organization (CRO), our product is our service and our largest asset is our people. Access the sophisticated technologies, innovations and equipment you’d expect from the premier organization in this market.

Top-notch mentorship and advancement

Among our award-winning training and development opportunities are our global project management boot camp, rotating benches for medical technicians and many avenues for growth. We offer real career development, learning opportunities and growth for our employees.


PPD Laboratories GMP Lab

More than 1,000 employees strong, connected to patients by helping to improve health across hundreds of products, dosage forms and therapeutic areas. Our scientists perform analytical testing on investigational and licensed drugs to support chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) pharmaceutical development through industry-leading method development, validation and stability, release and quality control testing. In the past three years, we have contributed to more than 30 drug therapies that have gained regulatory approval and are available on the commercial market. A market leader in providing GMP analytical services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, our business has state-of-the-art labs in Middleton, a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, and Athlone, Ireland.

Find out more about our GMP lab in Middleton, WI.

PPD Laboratories Central Lab

What we do can help change the outcome of people’s lives. Our 375+ team members help clients understand the safety and efficacy of drugs in patients by conducting inclusion testing, safety and efficacy testing, and exploratory biomarker studies. We provide high-quality data across a wide range of technologies and applications for all phases of pharmaceutical development. Our single global database enables PPD Labs to test regionally and combine data globally. With our innovative enterprise and information management systems, we provide integrated-lab and clinical-management data in real time, so that project teams can make more informed decisions sooner.

PPD Laboratories Bioanalytical Lab

Our bioanalytical team members bring extensive technical and scientific expertise — including small molecules and biologics — to the variety of projects we collaborate on each day. We measure the drug and its metabolites to understand the drug with the body by conducting healthy volunteer safety studies, patient efficacy studies, drug testing and immunogenicity testing for large molecules. We deliver precise and timely analysis of samples across a range of platforms, with an unmatched history of accurate, high-quality results. Over the last five years alone, our lab has helped develop more than 1,500 compounds.

Labs On-site Staffing

With our functional service partnership (FSP) model, within a client’s organization we create a sustained group of talent working at the same level as the client’s own employees and providing long-term support. As a full-time, on-site face of PPD, we show our positive attitudes. We are exposed to a variety of industry-leading roles and emerging pharmaceutical and analytical technologies. We enjoy PPD’s generous benefits, incredible training and advancement opportunities.

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