Programmers at PPD in Manila
Debbieann Castillo started working at PPD in 2013 and is proud to work at the global company. Thea Velerio, who started at PPD in 2012, enjoys the opportunities and challenges PPD presents. Eduard Joseph Siquioco, who joined PPD in 2014, views his work with excitement. In 2015 PPD hired Mitchikou Pearl Tseng, who has enjoyed learning more about clinical trials and how they work.
Debbieann Castillo, Programmer Analyst II:
What I like best about working with PPD is that every day brings a promise. I feel both proud and thankful to be a part of an institution that helps to deliver not only safe and effective drugs to the market, but also brings hope to patients across the globe.
Work is a learning experience, and the company treats its employees well. The environment is relaxed while allowing me to focus on my personal and professional goals. Not everyone has the chance to take part in developing treatments for illnesses, and PPD gives me a chance to contribute, every day.
Thea Valerio, Senior Programmer Analyst:
The work environment, opportunities, challenges and impact are the reasons why I like working at PPD. The amount of learning, the pleasant office environment and the numerous opportunities offered to me make my stay with PPD a rewarding and favorable experience. On top of that, I know that my work contributes to helping deliver life-changing therapies.
Eduard Joseph Siquioco, Programmer Analyst:
Working with PPD is like an exciting journey. Since I started in 2014, no week has ever been the same. The daily challenges are always exciting and welcome. My colleagues are always ready to help and assist me.
When I hear that a medicine PPD has worked on has been accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or is available to patients, it makes me feel that I am making a positive difference in the world.
Mitchikou Pearl Tseng, Associate Programmer Analyst:
Being a SAS programmer at PPD exposes me to how clinical trials work in various therapeutic areas. While programming, I have also learned a lot about in the process of drug development and approval, different experimental designs, standards of the FDA and of different pharma companies and much more. I'm also having a great time being surrounded with talented and approachable individuals in our department. Everyone is eager to share their input and knowledge on project management, SAS programming, lessons learned and work etiquette. Undoubtedly, there’s much more to learn!
Most of all, the greatest satisfaction for me is that the work I do contributes to the development of treatments and therapies that will help improve the quality of life of the current and future generations.
If you are a recent graduate, please consider PPD and take a look at available positions at www.ppdi.com/careers.