Technician, Summer Intern

  • Part-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 are approx. 6.7 billion Euros turnover, over 940 laboratories across 59 countries and about 61,000 staff.

Job Description

Eurofins BPT-Columbia is looking for a Technician to join our team located in Columbia, Missouri.  The Technician position is a temporary, summer only, entry-level position involved in day-to-day activities in a laboratory setting under prescribed procedures (protocols, standard operating procedures, methods, etc.) 

Responsibilities include:

  • Generates data from a variety of laboratory techniques and analytical instrumentation such as but not limited to, pH, analytical balance, sample preparation, etc.
  • Participates in studies as directed. Completes the necessary tasks associated with projects in designated areas.
  • Carries out routine experiments and procedures in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements as defined by protocol, method, and standard operating procedures.
  • Maintains clean laboratory conditions which include, but is not limited to, cleaning glassware, emptying trash, mopping floors, etc.
  • Adheres to schedule according to Eurofins or contracting organization’s timetable and follows daily or weekly routines necessary to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Performs work in accordance with CGMP and/or GLP principals and standard operating procedures.
  • Completes documentation legibly, timely, and accurately according to all regulatory requirements. Maintains and completes equipment log books. Appropriately documents all movement of materials during process of receipt, transfer, disposal, or archiving and distributes those documents as required.
  • Communicates effectively and regularly with supervisor regarding timelines, project completion, and any issues that may arise.
  • Depending on area of assignment, is likely to be responsible for calibration of analytical instruments, maintaining storage units, maintaining lab supplies, and ensuring that equipment is available and in good working order.
  • Depending on area of assignment, may be required to move/transfer materials from one department to another; check-in/out materials as requested by study personnel; and examine materials received/delivered for safety, accuracy of shipment, and viability of content.
  • May assist in quality check of spreadsheets and other data.
  • Performs other related duties as required and directed

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge of basic office equipment (computers, printers, faxes, copiers, etc.).
  • Solid organizational skills. Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written, oral, diagram, or scheduled instructions.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Excel is required. Knowledge of Word and PowerPoint is highly desirable
  • Regular and reliable attendance is a requirement of this position.


  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • College lab class experience is preferred
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

Additional Information

Position is a full time Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with overtime as needed.  

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work.  

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website 

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

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