Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.
In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 50,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing.
In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.
The Associate Scientist II will support the laboratory team in providing contract research services for pharmaceutical and therapeutic discovery and development. This role requires knowledge of scientific principles and direct experience supporting a research or industry lab.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs work in a laboratory setting, meeting the physical job requirements of a lab role
Prepares and manages inventory of buffers, reagents, media, semi-finished and finished goods
Maintains cell culture in a BSL2 laboratory, and adheres to cleanroom guidelines and aseptic technique, according to protocols
Delivers data via production methods in ADME Toxicology, Ion Channel, Phenotypic Services
Performs data calculations and analysis, provides QC review of data and project reports
Supports mid-size laboratory research and development projects with minimal supervision
Demonstrates proficiency with, care and maintenance of lab equipment and department assets
Conducts responsible use of confidential IT and business systems, as required
Adheres to department SOPs and documentation requirements, maintains accurate data management and reporting
Works effectively in a team environment, under minimum direction, to achieve project timelines, delivery to customers and quality objectives
Supports unit goals and demonstrates Eurofins' competencies, as defined in the job plan
Provides training to colleagues and external end users, when required
Contributes to scientific community, and site research and development objectives
Adjusts work hours and provides cross-functional support to other departments, as required, and maintains accountability in delivering to client needs/timelines
Routinely communicates project updates to internal and external clients
Understands and complies with quality management requirements and GxP compliance
Completes required training and supports 100% of Employee Health and Safety requirements
Performs other duties, as assigned
Basic Minimum Qualifications (BMQ):
Demonstrated experience supporting cell-based and analytical methods in a dynamic service lab
Experience in good documentation practices and lab record-keeping
B.A. or B.S. with at least 2 years of relevant experience
M.A. or M.S. with at least 1 year of relevant experience
Or an equivalent of education and experience
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Experience with in vitro enzymatic assays, HPLC, GC coupled with Mass Spectrometry, ELISA, High Content Imaging, Electrophysiology or Flow Cytometry assays
Experience in a contract research organization
Experience supporting services in a GLP or cGMP laboratory
Experience with method development and optimization
Experience with automation, robotics or HTS applications
Experience in leading and delivering results in R&D lab setting
Experience in recombinant cell-line development
Ability and/or Skills (BMQ):
Demonstrates a positive attitude, capacity for team environment, and exhibits a genuine interest in drug discovery in support of advancing human health
Ability to read, write, and interpret documents, SOPs, and technical reports
Ability to perform mathematical calculations, statistical analyses, and data interpretation
Ability to multitask with organization and manage time effectively
Ability to solve practical problems and troubleshooting skills
Ability to work in a laboratory setting, according to the physical requirements of a laboratory role Lab equipment expertise and office computer/software proficiency
Above average oral and written communication skills
Ability to review and QC release data and scientific reports
Ability to independently complete projects with minimal supervision and communicate delays
Ability to contribute to strategic vision, and innovation projects
Ability to cross-train on new methods and support cross-functional demands.
Ability to mentor and train new team members
Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of St. Charles, MO are encouraged to apply.
Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
Life and disability insurance
401(k) with company match
Paid vacation and holidays
Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.