PPD Development

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Their clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations.


Since 1985, PPD has grown from a one-person consulting firm in Maryland, USA to one of the leading contract research organisations in the world.

With offices in 46 countries and more than 15,000 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 to deliver life-changing therapies that improve health. For more information, visit www.ppdi.com.

Working in Scotland

Scotland’s intellectual and technical resources make it an important hub for PPD’s global clinical research operations.

Our decision to expand operations in Lanarkshire is a reflection of Scotland’s importance as a centre of operations for biopharmaceutical research and development globally.

What it’s like to work for us

We provide a quality working environment for staff and exciting opportunities to develop their career. Teamwork and enthusiasm is highly valued at PPD. We encourage our employees to be creative, innovative and use solution-focused approaches. And we believe in rewarding our employees’ excellence.

As biopharmaceutical companies respond to a changing industry landscape, more need to outsource a larger percentage of their research and development port¬folios. PPD is now a development partner of choice.

Our clinical development and laboratory services are the cornerstones of our business. We’re dedicated to enhancing and expanding these core strengths. And we’re equally committed to providing robust services that support our clients in delivering new medicines and therapies to market as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.