About PPD Overview

Overview

On the forefront of getting cures to market, there is PPD. We bring the highest caliber of scientific and clinical expertise, and quality and speed to the development of the drugs that address the world’s most challenging health concerns.

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 47 countries and approximately 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.

GLOBAL IMPACT. EXTRAORDINARY TALENT.
WE ARE THE GAME CHANGERS OF PPD.

Global Reach

Acclaimed Training

At PPD, we empower you to own your career and reach your full potential. How? Through our above-and-beyond commitment to and investment in global learning and development — an all-in investment that has earned PPD the honor of being named to Training magazine’s Training Top 125. Our holistic approach to training incorporates job-specific modules and programs in personal career growth and manager development.

DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENT

Training and development opportunities include the latest learning methodology through various programs available to all employees.

LEADERSHIP PREPARATION

Courses tailored to all levels of management and leadership, incorporate e-learning, simulation activities and instructor-led training.

CONNECT FOR SUCCESS

Our approach to performance management encourages ongoing, future-focused developmental conversations.

ON-DEMAND PROGRAMMING

Never stop learning. We engage in continuous on-the-job learning and soft skills training through our on-demand platform. The PPD Knowledge Center contains more than 3,000 e-learning courses, over 14,000 books and audiobooks.

INTERNAL SOCIAL MEDIA

Connect with and learn from colleagues around the globe through Yammer, our internal social network. Join informal groups based on common interests and personal hobbies.

ROLE-SPECIFIC TRAINING

To prepare professionals to succeed in their given roles, PPD provides the CRA Academy, the best-in-class Clinical Foundation Program for clinical research associates and other programs.

CULTURE

Between invention and delivery, here we are. Making a difference by embracing new challenges — challenges that impact how we help our customers deliver life-changing therapies. Our principles guide us and, ultimately, define us.

  • We have a strong will to win.
  • We earn our customers' trust.
  • We are game changers.
  • We do the right thing.
  • We are one PPD.

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VETERANS EXCEL AT PPD

Helping. Delivering. Changing lives. Those who have served in the United States military understand and are driven by PPD’s mission to help deliver life-changing therapies. Working alongside innovation and action, here we are.

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CHANGING LIVES THROUGH PHILANTHROPY

Here we are, helping to deliver life-changing therapies through our work. Our employees also strive to change lives in our communities. At PPD, our philanthropic giving and community outreach philosophy is simple: We invest our volunteering and funding resources into organizations that lead the way in contributing to develop healthier and thriving communities.

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