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Scientist/Technical Director

Company: EUROFINS SCIENT.
Location: Wilson
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job 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 47,000 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 2019, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

The ECT Scientist/Technical Director performs and eventually directs testing activities as directed by the Business Manager in accordance with the current needs of the business (which can change from month-to-month and with anticipated rapid company growth) along with all applicable company and regulatory guidelines and designs experiments, operates instruments, interacts with chemists, lab technicians, collects and interprets data, writes but also peer reviews data and/or reports especially for challenging, non-routine investigations, custom method development, method validation, unknown peak investigations, failure analysis, and select product testing/development work. Legal and Insurance work will typically be performed under the guidance of the Scientist II at ESFA New Berlin with this role will interact with New Berlin Scientists in some cases. Once a successful training and probationary period is completed, this role will be a member of the ECT Leadership/Management Team (estimated 3-6 months) The ECT Scientist/Technical Director performs and eventually directs testing activities as directed by the Business Manager in accordance with the current needs of the business (which can change from month-to-month and with anticipated rapid company growth) along with all applicable company and regulatory guidelines and designs experiments, operates instruments, interacts with chemists, lab technicians, collects and interprets data, writes but also peer reviews data and/or reports especially for challenging, non-routine investigations, custom method development, method validation, unknown peak investigations, failure analysis, and select product testing/development work. Legal and Insurance work will typically be performed under the guidance of the Scientist II at ESFA New Berlin with this role will interact with New Berlin Scientists in some cases. Once a successful training and probationary period is completed, this role will be a member of the ECT Leadership/Management Team (estimated 3-6 months)

  • Perform testing activities as directed by Business Unit Manager in accordance with all applicable company and regulatory guidelines.
  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees.
  • Interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Promote Lean activities to improve lab efficiency.
  • Monitor backlog and plan testing schedule to ensure quoted turnaround times are met.
  • Perform wide range of analytical methodology utilizing sample preparative methods as needed for separation of water and fat soluble vitamins.
  • Preparation of mobile phases, calibrate pH meter, balance or scale validation, etc.
  • Utilizing a good working knowledge of Chromatography, Analytical Chemistry, Biology and/or Biochemistry, Immunology, Genetics and/or Molecular Biology in preparation analysis, quality control, data collection, data evaluation in a variety of complex matrices.
  • Knowledgeable in all routine and non-routine methodology, in simple and complex matrixes and compounds using turn-key SOP's and development of new approaches and preparative procedures.
  • Proficient and can demonstrate the ability to perform all routine analysis.
  • May train and assist lab technicians and other staff, informing and teaching technical data or applications through verbal or written presentations.
  • Prepare and submit written analytical reports of laboratory findings and recommend repetition of testing and corrective action in abnormal findings.
  • Handling and analytical testing of biological samples (blood, plasma, serum, tissue, etc.).
  • Prepares calibration standards and calibrates instrumentation and equipment.
  • Perform studies in support of quality control parameters for instruments utilized HPLC, UHPLC, GC and others as needed.
  • Works with colleagues to develop new and improve problematic analytical testing through literature findings and research.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and maintain some laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
  • Instrumentation utilized will include a wide array including but not limited to HPLC, UHPLC, GC, Spectrophotometer, ELISA and highly complex equipment (LC-MS/MS) interpretation and other instruments and techniques as needed to meet customer expectations (includes outsourcing selective testing when appropriate).
  • Perform and document method transfers, development work, validations/verifications.
  • Maintain neat and accurate records.
  • Interact with clients to assist in selection of test methods and interpretation of test data. Assist Sales and Business Team members on quote review if requested
  • Enter testing data into LIMS and monitor for QC failures.
  • Assist lab staff in determining corrective actions for QC failures.
  • Review and approve laboratory analytical data including peer review
  • Review and issue reports to clients.
  • Maintain chemical/reagent traceability.
  • Support the maintenance of controlled documents related to laboratory operations/testing through editing of documents and/or reviewing revisions.
  • Support quality system improvements through completion of Corrective and Preventive Action forms, documenting Non-Conformances and Client Complaints, and assisting with internal audit findings as assigned by Analytical Chemistry Operations Manager.
  • Support the completion of unknown and failure investigations through testing performance and/or imparting chemical knowledge.
  • Maintain regular attendance and punctuality
  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Assist with case studies, white papers if requested by Sr. Management for marketing purposes.
  • Attend industry-appropriate symposia, training, webinars, journals to remain current on analytical techniques, new developments.
  • Mentorship of scientists and chemists. Group Leadership of 2-4 chemists/scientists including client interaction and project quoting to generate revenue.

The Ideal Candidate would possess:

  • Use of highly complex equipment, such as LC-MS/MS and ELISA
  • Knowledge of ISO 17025, USDA, FDA and related guidance.

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD. in Chemistry or related field with at least 5 years' experience in a commercial laboratory.
  • Proficiency at GC, HPLC, UHPLC and knowledge of all other major analytical instrument capabilities

Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Wilson, NC 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.

Keywords: EUROFINS SCIENT., Wilson , Scientist/Technical Director, Other , Wilson, North Carolina

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