QC Supervisor- Senior Scientist Group Leader

  • Fremont, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

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 (as of March 2019) are approx. 3.8 billion Euros turnover, over 800 laboratories across 47 countries and about 45,000 staff.

Job Description

The successful candidate for the Senior Scientist position will join the Cell Services team with a multifaceted approach for providing high value services based on the Eurofins DiscoverX platform and other proprietary technologies.

Provide supervision of Quality Control (QC) associates and oversees the day-to-day activities include review and approve QC data

Perform QC for reagent formulation and other QC resting as required

Assist the Manager to lead daily Performance Management meeting with QC, Cell Production and PD teams

Implementation operating plans and strategies to improve TAT, high quality cell-based product and on-time delivery

Develop strategies for streamlining work flow, reducing costs, increasing capacity and efficiency

Develop and implement strategies to improve assay reproducibility

Provide career coaching, growth and personal development for QC associates

Identifies and mitigates risks in QC labs that could negatively impact the safety or quality of the product

Provide leadership support during trouble shooting

Responsible for maintenance of the cell bank stability programs

Support CAPA, ECN, SOP, method transfer in a complaint manner

Generation CoA and work closely with QA to release production lot for Bioassay and Cell Bank

Working closely with R&D to ensure smooth, efficient and the successful execution of new cell-based assay method transfer of new Bioassay and cell lines to QC team

Optimization of process improvement to increase pass rate, efficiency, throughout, and implementing process changes

Culturing and expansion of clonal cell line, assay ready, and bioassay cells following detailed SOPs

Prepare protocols or reports for prospective new process/equipment for validation and qualification activities

Prepare reagents and cell culture media using aseptic technique

Maintain laboratory equipment, reagent inventories, electronic laboratory notebook and Product Database

Provide cross-functional support to other departments as required

Participation in and presentation at weekly group meeting

Generate new or revise QC SOPs


B.S or Masters in a relevant life sciences with at least 5 years of cell-based assay experience.

Expertise in GPCR, cAMP, Checkpoint, and Ca2+ assays strongly desired.

At least 2 years of supervisory experience.

Experience with various aspects of cell-based assay trouble shooting.

Strong demonstrated experience building or leading team.

Ability to apply Lean concepts is preferred. 

 Hands on experience with cell culture and aseptic technique is required.

Must be able to utilize basic math and chemistry concepts for preparing solutions and cell suspensions.

A solid understanding of basic biochemistry and cell biology is required.  Must be detailed orientated and consistent in experimental approach.

Excellent communication, collaboration, and organizational skills


Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday- Friday a.m.-5 p.m. with additional hours as needed.  Candidates currently living in a commutable distance to Fremont, CA  are encouraged to apply.

What we Offer:

  • 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.

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