Research Associate - Microbiology (1st and 2nd Shift)

  • Oceanside, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Consider joining Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories where people are the most important element in our chemistry.  Celebrating 55 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  Microbiology Research Associates (1st and 2nd Shift) to support our Professional Scientific Services group in Oceanside, CA.

Research Associate responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Aseptically collect Environmental Monitoring (EM), cleaning validation, and ICP testing samples at biologics facility using sampling protocols and associated documents
  • Ensure compliance with GMP policies and SOPs in a production environment
  • Aseptically gown and work in sterile manufacturing areas
  • Perform QC testing such as Biourden, Endotoxin,Total Organic Carbon, Concentration, and Conductivity
  • Maintain and Ensure sample chain of custody using a LIMS system and perform all aspects of Sample management including aliquotting, storage, receipt, and shipping
  • Review manufacturing schedule for dynamic environmental monitoring to ensure all samples are collected appropriately, and address problems where necessary
  • Review and reconcile all environmental monitoring samples at the end of the production run to ensure all samples were appropriately taken, processed, and were within required limits
  • Weekend, holiday, and overtime work may be required as needed to meet production schedules
  • Perform Laboratory and Equipment maintanence
  • Participate in lean lab operation, 6S laboratory layout, preventive action, and continuous improvement programs to reduce operating costs
  • Calculate, evaluate, review, and properly communicate data verbally and in written format

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Experience with microbiology, sterile technique, Empower software, and working in a GMP biologics production environment
  • 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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in microbiology, life sciences, or other related degree concentration
  • 1 - 2 years related laboratory experience (microbiology and environmental monitoring in a GMP biologics facility preferred)
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

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

Position is full-time, 4 days a week on either First Shift (7:00am – 5:30pm) or Second Shift (10:30a.m - 9:00p.m.), with overtime as needed.  Shifts will be Sunday through Wednesday or Wednesday through Saturday. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Oceanside, California are encouraged to apply.

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Professional Scientific Services® (PSS) is a global, award-winning insourcing solution that places our people at our clients’ site dedicated to running and managing laboratory services while eliminating headcount, co-employment and project-management worries.

We infuse our 55-year track record of scientific and laboratory operations expertise, as well as HR and great place to work best practices, to recruit, hire, train and manage highly qualified scientists to perform laboratory services using our client’s quality systems and equipment.

We are looking forward to receiving your application including your expected salary and possible start date via our career website.

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

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