Scientist I - Sample and Data Handler

  • Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Consider joining Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories where people are the most important element in our chemistry.  Celebrating 50 years of service, Lancaster Laboratories is a leading contract lab providing testing and research services in the environmental, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical sciences to clients worldwide.

Job Description

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, a nationally recognized laboratory, is searching for a Sample and Data Handler, to support our Professional Scientific Services group in Berkeley, CA.

Sample and Data Handler responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Back up to Sample Handling coordinator; receiving and dispensing testing samples, reagents, standards and controls via LIMS while maintaining GMP Compliance criteria including supporting, coordinating and maintaining samples for testing and long-term storage. Maintain and be accountable for Chain of Custody transactions
  • Assist with coordination of activities for accurately shipping samples or materials to approved contract labs
  • Coordinate instrument calibration, PMs, and service contracts
  • Maintain and ensure instruments and pipettes are in a valid and proper GMP state
  • Maintain and adhere to Sample Submission office hours
  • Responsible for maintaining the department ordering database, ordering supplies, and creating, maintaining and tracking POs for services and items via SAP and SRM
  • Provide support for Open Lab data reporting, data entry, and support tasks for data results management
  • Labeling and barcoding reagents/chemicals
  • Follow and adhere to specific documentation (e.g. Sampling Tables, Inspection Plans, Incident Report Investigations, Specifications, etc)
  • Assist and support the maintenance of an electronic database for clinical and development samples from entry through disposal status, as a business continuity plan
  • Initiate timely discrepancies following site rules and documentation for any sample integrity violations or sample suitability issues / notify Lab manager and / or supervisors

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Flexibility and adaptability to support cross functional asks from internal and external customers
  • A self-motivated eagerness to learn new technologies in a fast paced, GMP environment
  • Ability to learn quickly and a passion for quality science
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and a drive for customer service
  • Experience managing samples and data in regulated systems
  • Experience maintaining laboratory equipment, calibration and maintenance schedules, and chain of custody documentation
  • Experience in a regulated, GMP or GLP environment
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a positive attitude and showing initiative


Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, life sciences, or other related degree concentration
  • At least 1 years related laboratory experience
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed.  Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Berkeley, California are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins Lancaster Labs employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work.  We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and time-off, and dental and vision options.   To learn more about Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, please explore our website   .

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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