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.

Intern Mikki Taylor

“My internship experience exceeded my expectations and goals. My managers ensured my time was used efficiently and gave me hands on experience with real project tasks. I was able to network with other departments and roles during my time, which led to a thorough understanding how all roles are integrated within the company. It is from this networking experience that I was able to fill the role that I am in today.”

MIKKI TAYLOR, RESOURCE ASSOCIATE, SITE AND PATIENT ACCESS, AND FORMER CLINICAL RESEARCH 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.

28 Feb 2020, 08:30 AM - 02:30 PM

Experienced CRA Hiring Event - San Diego

PPD will be hosting a hiring event in San Diego for experienced clinical research associates (CRAs) with 1+ year(s) of monitoring experience!

Meet with members of the North American talent acquisition and clinical management teams, and learn about "Life at PPD" and 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
  • Given our scope and the complexity of our clients' trials, you will have many opportunities for career moves and growth across our organization and enjoy a breadth of experiences!

For additional details regarding this event and next steps, email your resume to Nick White, associate corporate recruiter, at Nicholas.White@ppdi.com!

Location: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Address: 1380 Harbor Island Drive San Diego California
Region: North America

06 Mar 2020, 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Open House & Career Fair - PPD® Laboratories GMP Lab

PPD® Laboratories GMP lab is hosting an open house and career fair at our lab in Middleton, Wisconsin. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with our team of talent acquisition professionals and scientific leaders about available openings and career movement across our campus. Facility tours will be provided. Please bring copies of your resume.

Find out more about our GMP lab in Middleton: https://www.ppdi.com/Careers/madison

Location: PPD
Address: 8551 Research Way Suite 100, Bldg 10 Middleton Wisconsin
Region: North America

01 May 2020 - 03 May 2020

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) 2020

ACRP 2020 brings the clinical research community together to learn, connect, and explore opportunities to drive excellence in clinical research. Corporate recruiters from our North American talent acquisition team will be available to speak with attendees about clinical research career opportunities, the benefits of joining our team and "life at PPD". 

The premier education and networking event for clinical research professionals, ACRP 2020 is the ideal venue for learning the practical strategies, best practices, and creative solutions needed to improve clinical trial quality.

https://2020.acrpnet.org/

Location: Washington State Convention Center
Address: 705 Pike Street Seattle WA
Region: North America

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QUESTIONS?

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