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Associate Scientist II

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Saint Charles County, MO
Closing date
Jan 17, 2022

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Job DescriptionEssential Duties and Responsibilities:This role will be collaborative and influential in a broad network of business functions in support of delivering high quality services to our valued customers, and driving business growth, brand recognition, and alignment with Eurofins core competencies.
  • Provides manual and automated electrophysiology services
  • Supports department cell culture and assay production services
  • Supports R&D activities, develops new methods, custom cell line development
  • Leads new technology integration, automation of methods and instrumentation support
  • Manages client projects in all phases of study life cycle from study design to reporting
  • Provides guidance and scientific integrity to ensure compliance
  • Directs investigations, root cause analysis, troubleshooting, corrective action reports, etc.
  • Drafts and approves SOPs to assure consistency with regulatory standards and requirements.
  • Responsible for data review, analysis review and ensuring accuracy and integrity of reporting
  • Completes required training and supports 100% of Employee Health and Safety requirements
  • Manages responsible use of confidential IT and business systems, as required
  • Ensures accurate data management and reporting, with the highest integrity
  • Manages quality control on project data and reports
  • Accountable for delivering to unit and site key performance metrics (quality, delivery on time)
  • Supports site goals and demonstrates Eurofins' competencies, as defined in the job plan
  • Provides training to colleagues and external end users, when required
  • Performs other duties, as assigned
QualificationsBasic Minimum Qualifications (BMQ)
  • Demonstrated experience in vitro pharmacology and/or automated patch clamp electrophysiology
  • Expertise in Cell Biology, Ion Channel Biology, or Cellular Physiology applications and methods to support safety pre-clinical studies
  • Demonstrated experience in cell-based assay development and screening
  • Experience in supporting lab quality management programs and process optimization
Education/Experience (BMQ)
  • B.A. or B.S. with 5 years relevant experience
  • M.A. or M.S. with 3 years relevant experience
  • Ph.D. with 2 years relevant experience
  • Combination of Education and Relevant Experience
Ability / Skills (BMQ)
  • Demonstrated R&D experience in cell line development, in vitro method development and validation
  • Demonstrated experience supporting instrumentation, fluidics, and robotics and protocol development.
  • Experience supporting technical correspondence, drafting and presenting scientific proposals to clients.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude, capacity for team environment, and exhibits a genuine interest in drug discovery in support of advancing human health.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills, including ability to prepare detailed scientific reports and group presentations.
  • Demonstrates a working understanding of quality management requirements and aptitude to stay relevant on topical scientific publications.
  • Ability to support project management, plan and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, with appropriate allocation of available resources.
  • Good communication skills and collaboration in a dynamic team
  • For all Eurofins Discovery Services Businesses in US; Successful applicants will be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment.
Additional InformationCandidates currently living within a commutable distance of St. 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.
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