BE A GAME CHANGER AT PPD

Launch your career with a contract research organization driving the future of drug development.

PPD’s relentless pursuit of excellence starts with hiring the brightest minds across a diverse range of academic backgrounds. Whether you’re an intern, a fellow or starting your career in an entry-level role, there’s an opportunity for you to collaborate with the industry’s top talent.

EARLY-CAREER POSITIONS

Explore the many opportunities for you to learn.

Develop your skills and, most important, put your education and talent to use. PPD has entry-level opportunities across our laboratory, clinical, biostatistics and corporate areas. Whatever your passion, you will join a team united by PPD’s purpose to improve health.

Internships

Jump right into an educational experience with real-world impact.

Every role here impacts our mission to deliver life-changing medicines. Work in a global collaborative environment, interact with leaders, build a professional network and handle real-world business situations. Our interns come from many backgrounds — there is no single “right” major or degree. All are passionate, innovative and ready to get started.

“The atmosphere is very friendly. And thanks to my colleagues, I’ve really improved my skills. My team is proactive in offering advice to help enhance my performance. This is a place where I can reach my full potential.”

IVETA VELEVA, ACCOUNTS PAYABLE INTERN, EUROPE

Year-Round TRAINING

BASED ON BUSINESS NEED

VARY BY LOCATION

Undergraduate Internships

Contribute to projects with real impact. Use your scientific knowledge to support clinical trial teams or your design skills to bridge communication gaps. Whether you support employees alongside the human resources team, develop technical solutions with IT professionals or assist finance staff in project budget management, you will play an integral role in helping our clients bring life-changing therapies to patients who need them.

Morgan

“My supervisors gave me real work that allowed me to contribute while working toward a mission. Every day I was learning what my career might look like in the field. Beyond the work, I had networking opportunities with professionals across all levels of the business and built a community with my fellow PPD interns. Ultimately, the skills I learned are concrete and will make me stand out when I graduate.”

MORGAN HAJNOS, TALENT ACQUISITION INTERN, NORTH AMERICA

Advanced Degree Internships

Pursuing a graduate or postgraduate degree? Be part of innovation at PPD as you earn your master’s or doctorate. Collaborate on initiatives at the forefront of clinical research. Whether you’re an MBA student mapping a clinical trial of the future, or a Pharm.D. student supporting an ophthalmology study, your efforts will advance initiatives that impact the health and lives of others.

Already completed your Pharm.D., M.D. or Ph.D.?

Consider exploring our postdoctoral fellowship program through the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Jacob

“PPD offered many perks, which ranged from access to an onsite gym to fun events, like their annual field day. Best of all, my projects were not only interesting and engaging, but they also held a significant degree of importance to the company. I’m definitely glad I had the opportunity to spend my summer with PPD.”

JACOB PEKELIS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYST INTERN, NORTH AMERICA
Kalina

“Through my internship at PPD, I learned so many new and interesting things about finance. I found out what my role is, how my work reflects on the business and why the finance department is so important to the company.”

KALINA METODIEVA, ACCOUNTS PAYABLE INTERN, EUROPE

EXPLORE OUR CULTURE

Company culture is an important part of your professional experience. Explore the values that guide us and make PPD unique.

PPD Career Events

Join us at one of our upcoming recruitment events. These are great opportunities to speak directly with PPD recruiters to learn more about careers and paths at PPD.

01 Nov 2019, 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Experienced CRA Hiring Event - By Invitation

PPD will be hosting a hiring event for experienced clinical research associates (CRAs) with 2+ years of monitoring experience in the Morrisville, North Carolina, office location. Experience in the following therapeutic areas preferred: neurology, oncology and/or vaccines.

Meet with members of the North American clinical management executive team, and learn about the following benefits offered to the CRA role at PPD:

  • Membership in an airline comfort club
  • Travel reward program offering CRAs with additional days of paid time off or cash
  • Real-time access to study data and transparent reporting capabilities needed to make critical study decisions through Preclarus
  • Site management support via our remote site management group
  • Continued career advancement into home-based management positions in the future.

For more details regarding this invitation only event and next steps, email your resume to Nick White, talent acquisition coordinator, at Nicholas.White@ppdi.com!

Location: PPD
Address: 3900 Paramount Parkway Morrisville North Carolina
Region: North America

04 Nov 2019 - 06 Nov 2019

2019 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) PharmSci 360

Join PPD for the world's premier annual gathering of pharmaceutical scientists representing drug design, development and delivery. Jason Carr, senior corporate recruiter, will be available to meet with AAPS PharmSci 360 conference attendees to share various career opportunities and "life at PPD". You may locate us on the street level, exhibit hall three, booth #1811 of the clinical pharmacology area. https://www.aaps.org/home

Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Address: 900 East Market Street San Antonio Texas
Region: North America

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QUESTIONS?

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Contact the university recruitment team at internships@ppdi.com with any questions.