Analytical Scientist

Eurofins PSS Insourcing Solutions

Company 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 50,000 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 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

The analytical scientist position is a lab based position. The primary responsibilities of this position will include 1) initiation of analytical testing for characterization of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines 2) supporting senior analytical scientists in the development of analytical methods including ELISA and cell based bioassays 3) purification and characterization of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies. Other work may include aseptic technique, RNA/DNA extractions, PCR, immunofluorescence staining, flow cytometry, automated liquid handling equipment, SDS-Page and Western blot analysis. The Scientist will help conceive, design and execute study protocols as well as analyze and interpret scientific data. The Scientist must be able to demonstrate good laboratory safety awareness, rigid aseptic technique and notebook documentation. Self-motivation, a good work ethic, excellent problem solving skills, and an ability to work independently are essential.

  • ELISA assays and cell culture.
  • Knowledge of automated workstation equipment (i.e. Biomek 4000, Biomek NXp, plate washer etc.)
  • Possess sterile laboratory technique when performing cell culture
  • Working knowledge of antibody purification
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, organize, schedule and perform a variety of analytical assays
  • Assist others with project assignments
  • Prepares accurate detailed documents of experimental designs, protocols, procedures, presentations and reports
  • Provide cross functional sharing of data to aid in project development
  • Analyze and interpret scientific data

Qualifications

Minimum Background and Experience:

  • BS/BA in chemistry/biochemistry/biological sciences/veterinary science or related discipline with a minimum of 0-2 years of demonstrated work experience
  • Preferred: MS in chemistry/biochemistry/biological sciences/veterinary science and lab experience in analytical development
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Desirable Skills

  • A thorough understanding of biochemistry and immunology, proven ability to develop analytical assays, outstanding problem solving and excellent experimental design skills are highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in cell based assay and ELISA development
  • 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

Additional Information

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