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PPD Overview

Wilmington, NC
10000+ employees
1985
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
We are vital links. Between a pharmaceutical and biotechnological innovation and a drug delivered. Between an idea for a cure and a population that needs it. We are the people of PPD—thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for ... Read more

PPD – Why Work For Us?


On the forefront of getting cures to market, there is PPD.

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug developmentlaboratory  and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceuticalbiotechnologymedical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 48 countries and more than 20,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners bend the cost and time curve of drug development and optimize value in delivering life-changing therapies to improve health.


Here we are. Making a difference through what we do, each and every day, in the lives of countless people. As a global community of colleagues, our 5 Defining Principles guide us and, ultimately, define us.

WE HAVE A STRONG WILL TO WIN.
We are committed to industry leadership and the relentless pursuit of excellence. We are tenacious, resilient and never satisfied with mediocrity. We are passionate, deliberate and driven by our purpose — to improve health.

WE EARN OUR CUSTOMERS’ TRUST.
We take ownership, honor our commitments and hold ourselves accountable. We are service oriented and have a sense of urgency aligned with that of our customers. We anticipate problems, find solutions and deliver results.

WE ARE GAME CHANGERS.
We do this by bending the time and cost curve of drug development through innovation and continuous improvement. We constantly challenge the status quo, seek deeper understanding and implement bold strategies.

WE DO THE RIGHT THING.
Our integrity defines who we are. Ethical research and business conduct are the foundation of our business. We never compromise quality or patient safety.

WE ARE ONE PPD.
We work together to achieve our purpose, mission and strategy. We hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team.

Every employee has a story to tell and we use that diversity to enhance each other.

Between your education and the future of health care, here we are.

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—all passionate, innovative and ready to get started. Whatever your academic focus and level, 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 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 AND FELLOWSHIPS
Embark on 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.



“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 -

Where there is a health care challenge, PPD is there.
Where might your career journey take you?

In our team-focused environment, we bring creativity, innovation and fresh insights to what we do each day: help our clients accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs. As a Trainingmagazine’s Training Top 125 company, PPD will empower you to own your career and reach your full potential.


“I’m surrounded by people who want to change lives for the better; people who recognize that if a study moves on to the next level, we’ve made a difference and we’ve had a hand in advancing science.”

- Christine Hines, Principal CTM, Clinical Management -

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    Professional group of colleagues that encourage each other

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    Not really any except that average salary seems low.

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PPD Photos

PPD photo of: PPD employees serve along side the Food Bank of Central
PPD photo of: PPD employees in Wilmington, N.C., partner with Surfers Healing to help enhance the lives of kids with special needs, specifically those with autism.
PPD photo of: PPD goes #PINK for #breastcancer awareness month!
PPD photo of: Our San Diego office is staying heart healthy - wearing red for American Heart Month.
PPD photo of: Our #SouthAfrica office provided food, blankets and books for orphans in honor of #MandelaDay. #Time2Serve
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PPD Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at PPD (Wilmington, NC) in May 2017.

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    Went on for almost 2 months...nothing unusual except the amount of time it took and then they gave me a different job then the one I interviewed for . It was a panel and the did not seem very prepared and let me lead

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PPD Awards & Accolades

  • U.S. Clinical Researcher of the Year, PharmaTimes, 2013
  • Recognition for excellence in clinical research, Life Science Leader magazine’s CRO Leadership Awards, 2017
  • Recognition as one of the most innovative organizations using information technology, IDG's CIO 100 Awards, 2016
  • Best Contract Research Organization, Triangle Business Journal’s Life Sciences Awards, 2016
  • Honored for employee development and business process programs, Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2017
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