Associate Scientist - Sample Management

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Huntley, IL
Closing date
Oct 27, 2021

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Job DescriptionPosition Summary:The Associate Scientist will support the Discovery Services in contract research services to advance new pharmaceutical candidate testing. This position is primarily responsible for handling and processing incoming and outgoing shipments of samples/compounds, laboratory work, and site equipment support.
  • 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
  • Contributes to scientific community, and site research and development objectives
  • Supports sample registration and preparation for testing assays
  • Supports and completes laboratory needs and compound requests for testing
  • Maintains the organization of short- and long-term storage of samples and disposition of samples
  • Receives shipments of compounds and samples for testing and completes required documentation with appropriate accountability, tracking, and compliancy
  • Prepares compounds for testing lab through weighing of compounds, calculating solvent volumes, accurately pipetting, dispensing, labeling of samples, and utilizing automation equipment
  • Maintains the sample management, sample equipment, sample temperature controlled equipment, and warehouse areas
  • Supports internal and external communication regarding handling and shipping of samples
  • Receives all deliveries, sorts and distributes supplies, as required. Completes associated receiving documentation
  • Applies and demonstrates proficiency in ERP and LIMS programs, to include sample management and compound management applications
  • Preparation, packaging, and shipping of outgoing samples, supplies and products in accordance with IATA and DOT regulations
  • Support shipping couriers and import/export requirements through provision of required documentation and communication
  • Support the site's equipment management program
  • Supports international shipping and compound requirement requests
  • 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 department equipment and assets
  • Conducts responsible use of confidential IT and business systems, as required
  • Adheres to department SOP's and documentation requirements, maintains accurate data management and reporting. Creates departmental DQs and SOP's as needed
  • Participates in departmental audits to comply with quality standards
  • Performs work in a laboratory and logistics setting, with physical job requirements of the role
  • Prepares and manages inventory of buffers, reagents, media, semi-finished and finished goods
  • Supports unit goals and demonstrates Eurofins' competencies, as defined in the job plan
  • Provides training to colleagues and external end users, when required
  • Works effectively in a team environment, under minimum direction, to achieve business key performance metrics of quality and delivery on time.
  • 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
QualificationsBasic Minimum Qualifications (BMQ):
  • Associate Degree with 12 months of relevant experience
  • B.A. or B.S. with 6 months of relevant experience
  • M.A. or M.S. with 3 months of relevant experience
  • Good organization and documentation skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and strong quality control acumen
  • May consider an equivalent of education and experience
  • Capacity to work independently, with minimal oversight upon completion of training program
Additional Preferences
  • Experience in a contract research laboratory or clinical setting
  • Experience in logistics / inventory management
  • Experience with Microsoft AX or comparable Business ERP application
  • Experience with pipetting controls and standards
  • Experience with using automated liquid handlers
  • Experience with good documentation practices
  • Experience with electronic barcoding tracking/inventory management
Ability / Skills (BMQ)
  • 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, dedication for quality, and exhibits a genuine interest in drug discovery in support of advancing human health
Additional InformationCandidates currently living within a commutable distance of Saint 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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