Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical 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, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA.
Group's key figures are approx. 5.4 billion Euros turnover, over 800 laboratories across 50 countries and about 50,000 staff.
With over 30 years of experience in the crop protection industry, Eurofins Agroscience Services offers outstanding technical knowledge and project management skills. By acquiring a carefully selected range of CRO's, Eurofins Agroscience Services has created a unique portfolio of expertise that provides analytical, regulatory, and field support to plant breeders, agrochemical, biopesticide, biocide, and fine chemical manufacturers.
Eurofins Agroscience Services is searching for a Staff Scientist I to work in Easton, MD.
Staff Scientist I responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Designs and supervises simple and complex experiments and procedures in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements (e.g. DEA, EPA, FDA, FIFRA, OECD, etc.).
Routinely develops procedures and methods for the solution of technical problems.
Serves as an expert for technical issues for staff and external customers.
Performs advance troubleshooting of instrumentation and equipment.
Conducts studies to determine the persistence and behavior of chemicals in the environment.
Performs complex data evaluations, reviews the work of others, and writes complex technical reports and standard operating procedures.
May serve as a primary business contact for clients.
Depending on need, may assist business development team assess potential clients and/or projects for upcoming projects or studies.
Likely to work on several projects concurrently and may monitor and direct activities of other staff performing work in area of expertise.
May be designated as Study Director of one or more projects responsible for monitoring GLP compliance of work performed on assigned project(s)
Confers with scientists and colleagues regarding research, required to prepare technical papers and reports
Conducts training of staff on techniques necessary to perform laboratory assignments.
The ideal candidate would possess:
Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
Basic Minimum Qualifications:
Experience in the application of LC-MS/MS for structure elucidation and accurate mass determination is essential.
Familiarity and/or experience in a laboratory setting is required.
GLP study director or project management experience preferred.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, or other directly related field or degree with comparable coursework in the above areas and a minimum of five years of experience in a directly relevant setting.
A Master's degree in a relevant field and three years of directly relevant experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and experience.
A PhD in a relevant field may be substituted for bachelor's degree and experience.
In rare cases, comparable demonstrated competence and experience in the relevant area may be used to substitute in whole or in part for the Bachelor's degree.
Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime and some weekend shifts required as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Easton, MD are encouraged to apply.
What Happens Next
Our people are the backbone of what we do, so it's incredibly important we find the right individuals to join us. As a potential new recruit you'll be invited to meet the team in the form of an assessment centre or a staged interview process dependent on the role and it's requirements, this will give you the opportunity to see what working for Eurofins is really like and enable us to get you know your key skills and strengths.
As part of any recruitment process, the company collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The company is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.
We reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as early as possible.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive please be aware that if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of the vacancy expiry date unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.
Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.