North America Regulatory Affairs Residency Program

Learn and apply diverse regulatory science skills and principles in a variety of challenging roles through PPD's unique one-year specialty program. Qualified candidates must have completed a doctoral degree (i.e., Pharm.D., M.D., Ph.D.) in a clinical or scientific field by the beginning of the residency. This specialty program, which is for U.S. residents, is located in North Carolina's renowned Research Triangle Park vicinity.

Entering residents will be allocated to teams in PPD’s global regulatory affairs department and will quickly contribute to multiple regulatory functions and services in a unique, fast-paced contract research organization environment. During their time at PPD, residents will be trained in regulatory affairs activities, focusing on U.S. Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency requirements and guidance and gaining experience in dossier and submissions management. They will directly participate in the clinical development, regulatory intelligence, strategic and global planning of various products in a very short time. Residents will also learn the principles of effective communication and correspondence skills in a matrix management environment necessary to support 24/7 global operations typically required in today’s globalized environment.

Residency Program Stipend and Benefits

The program offers a stipend along with a benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, life insurance and optional programs, such as a 401(k) plan and flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care expenses. PPD also provides residents with paid time off and company holidays as well as pays for them to attend one to two professional meetings.

Residency Program Selection Process

After the submission of application materials and a screening interview, qualified candidates will be invited for an on-site interview that includes conducting a 20- to 30-minute presentation and face-to-face interviews with regulatory staff.

For more information and application materials for PPD's Regulatory Affairs Residency Program, contact:

Charity M. Schuller, Pharm.D., M.S., R.A.C.
Associate Director, Global Regulatory Affairs