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Scientist - Technical Support

Company: Eurofins USA
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: August 7, 2022

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 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

  • Perform basic bacterial culturing, cell culturing or virology, with aseptic technique, and prepare media
  • Conduct tissue processing, cell based assays and / or immunoassays (ELISA, Western blot) with serum and other biological samples
  • Perform basic molecular biology tasks such as PCR, RT-PCR, DNA/RNA purification and protein analysis techniques
  • Prepare reagents, manage and process clinical samples
  • Data entry, verification and handling, record keeping, in accordance with scientific protocol and applicable Standard Operating Procedures
  • Self-starter, able to prioritize and work efficiently
  • Demonstrate ability to follow a written procedure
  • Perform laboratory housekeeping duties and other general laboratory related tasks when assistance is needed
  • Order, maintain and stock lab supplies such as common assay reagents, laboratory consumables, gloves, cleaning agents, etc.
  • Assisting with laboratory animal work in the vivarium space (with training)
  • Conducting larger scale Immunoassays and DNA purification using available automation
  • Assisting with GLP and non-GLP clinical studiesQualifications
    • Bachelor s or Master s degree in biological sciences, chemistry or related discipline
    • Experience with PCR
    • 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
    • Cell culture - basic skills: aseptic technique and understanding of cell-based assays
    • Microbiology - basic skills: aseptic technique, media prep, basic culturing
    • Molecular Biology and Immunology - basic understanding of ELISA, DNA, RNA and protein analysis techniques
    • General laboratory experience in microbiology and/or immunology
    • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorshipAdditional InformationMask use is required at this facility. Position is full-time, Mon-Fri 8:00am-5:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Kalamazoo, MI 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 holidaysEurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: Eurofins USA, Kalamazoo , Scientist - Technical Support, IT / Software / Systems , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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