Associate Scientist I

  • St Charles, MO, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

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.

Job Description

The Associate Scientist I will support the Discovery Services and Products Team in contract research services. This role requires knowledge of scientific principles and experience in a general lab setting.

  • 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 protocol
  • Conducts production assays in ADMET, BioMAP®, Ion Channel, ImmunoSignal Services, OncoPanel™ Services, and manufacturing, lot release assays and inventory management for Cell Products
  • Understands and complies with requirements for work performed at a GxP site
  • Completes required training and supports 100% of Employee Health and Safety requirements
  • 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
  • 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
  • Works effectively in a team environment, under minimum direction, to achieve business production, project timelines, and quality 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 · Performs other duties, as assigned

Qualifications

The Ideal Candidate would possess:

  • Experience in a contract research organization
  • Experience with cell-based assays
  • Ability to read, write, and interpret documents, such as standard operating procedures 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 and office computer/software proficiency
  • Above average oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude, capacity for team environment, and exhibits a genuine interest in drug discovery in support of advancing human health

Basic Minimum Requirement:

  • Associate Degree with 1 year of relevant experience  or B.A./B.S. with 6 months of relevant experience
  • Work experience in laboratory setting · Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm.  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.

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

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