Bacteriology / Biochemistry Analyst - Eurofins EmLabs

  • 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 laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

The Eurofins network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. It is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

The Analyst performs bacteriological and molecular/biochemical analysis on samples including but not limited to aerobiological, environmental and drinking water. The Analyst prepares and analyzes environmental samples according to scientific methodology in compliance with company Quality Assurance programs and SOP’s, and must be knowledgeable of both job-specific routine and complex analyses. The analyst validates and reviews data for accuracy, and uploads laboratory data into the LIMS that ultimately generates required reports to clients. Schedules sample workload according to due dates and sample hold times, and must be knowledgeable of the job-specific laboratory testing equipment, requiring the exercise of discretion and judgment in its operation.


1. Prepare and analyze aerobiological, environmental, and water samples for bacteria including coliforms, E. coli, and Legionella, or molecular targets including bacterial and fungal species

2. Analyze air, water and surface samples for identification of bacterial organisms via culture.

3. Analyze air, water and surface samples for identification of fungal and bacterial organisms via PCR or biochemical methods.

4. Accurately enters and reports analytical data using the LIMS

5. Performs independent data reviews for other analysts’ work

6. Performs analysis of reference materials, proficiency samples and other quality control samples as needed

7. Maintains client service and provides technical support as needed

8. Assists the QA manager in development, implementation and data collection of QA processes for the different analytical tests

9. Performs confirmation of lab results as needed by client services personnel

10. Performs and completes all analytical testing QA related tasks as needed

11. Assists in pursuing, receiving and maintaining necessary laboratory accreditations

12. Maintains and updates all necessary Training and QA documents onsite as necessary

13. Co-ordinates and manages projects according to their rush status and due time for timely delivery

14. Assists co-workers on analytical questions, as necessary

15. Participates in Lean initiatives and projects when called upon

16. Follows company policies and procedures and ensures that coworkers are doing the same

Secondary Duties - 

1. Manages and maintains the inventory of re-sale supply items and laboratory consumables and takes necessary steps to re-order supplies as needed

2. Manages and disposes of analyzed samples as needed

3. Assists in maintenance of laboratory stock cultures, reference samples, and DNA standards

4. Performs root cause analysis and determines and implements corrective actions for errors and issues as necessary

5. Maintains all equipment properly

6. Routinely communicates available capacity to Regional Manager

7. Supports other departments within the lab (mycology, asbestos, etc.) when appropriate and as needed

8. Other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Supervisor/Manager


  • 1-2 years of laboratory work experience involving bacterial analysis and/or molecular (PCR) analysis    PREFERRED
  • Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry or a closely related science. REQUIRED

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm, with the possibility of change and working on Saturdays. 

Candidates currently living in a commutable distance to Phoenix, AZ are encouraged to apply. Compensation commensurate with experience. Weekends and overtime may be required.

As a Eurofins 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, paid time off, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website

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.
Eurofins Environment Testing Businesses in the US are routinely engaged in Federal Contracts. Federal Government vaccination mandates may apply to staff working in these businesses. Successful applicants may be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment.  In addition, certain positions require travel for which vaccination is required in accordance with Eurofins policy.

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