Senior Scientist, Gene and Cell Therapy at Eurofins in Columbia, Missouri

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Job Description:

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 labelingis 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 2020, Eurofins generatedtotal revenues of EUR € 5.4billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing-Columbia has delivered expert scientific support to companies working to improve human and animal health. As a member of the Eurofins BPT Columbia team, you'll work alongside respected technical experts dedicated to scientific excellence in a process driven regulatory compliant environment.

Job Description

Eurofins BPT-Columbiais looking for a Sr. Scientistto join our Gene and Cell Therapy team located in Columbia, Missouri. The Sr. Scientist is Involved in planning own work and supervising day-to-day activities in the laboratory working under prescribed procedures (protocols, standard operating procedures, methods, etc.). Completes complex work for research and development, CGMP and GLP studies and documents and reports data in a timely manner according to regulatory guidelines. Plans the conduct of a study; monitors study procedures to ensure data accuracy and report quality; conducts complex analysis and experimentation on substances, for purposes such as product and process development and application, quantitative and qualitative analysis and improvement of analytical methodologies. Typically serves as technical leader within group and may be the project leader/study director on complicated projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designs, carries out, and performs simple and complex experiments and procedures in accordance with all applicable regulatory (e.g. DEA, EPA, FDA, FIFRA, OECD, etc.) requirements as defined by protocol, method, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Designs and conducts cell-based assays (mammalian, iPSCs, etc.) for mRNA and protein expression.

  • Develops and performs quantitative PCR, RT-qPCR, etc.

  • Routinely develops procedures and methods for the solution of technical problems.

  • Performs progressively more complex procedures and experiments.

  • Is able to utilize equipment, facilities, and personnel to produce sound scientific results in a timely fashion for Eurofins clients.

  • Serves as an expert for technical issues for staff and external customers.

  • Adheres to schedule according to Eurofins or contracting organization's timetable and establishes daily or weekly routines necessary to ensure on-time delivery.

  • Designs and conducts most procedures independently using laboratory equipment, computer resources, and institutional libraries.

  • Prepares standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, and tests.

  • Conducts studies to determine and deliver results involving the composition, structure, properties, relationships, and all critical parameters of the material contracted for testing.

  • Performs complex data evaluations, reviews the work of others, and writes complex technical reports and standard operating procedures.

  • Responsible for the quality and accuracy of the data and reports sent to clients under assigned responsibility.

  • Depending on area of assignment, handles regulated materials (quarantined matrices, DEA-controlled and radiolabeled materials, etc.), potential biohazard materials, and toxic chemicals according to company procedures.

  • Depending on area of assignment, performs ELISA testing for protein expression.

  • Likely to work on several projects concurrently and may monitor and direct activities of other staff performing work in area of expertise.

  • Conducts training of staff on techniques necessary to perform laboratory assignments.

  • May serve as study director, principal investigator, or project leader for GLP and CGMP studies. May assist in planning the conduct of a study.

  • Confers with scientists and colleagues regarding research, and be required to prepare technical papers and reports.

  • Performs other related duties as required and directed.

The ideal candidate would possess

  • Superior knowledge of scientific discipline; in-depth experience in gene and cell therapy and a strong background in cell and molecular biology.

  • Experience in viral and immunological methods, including; viral replication and infectivity assays, mRNA expression assays, iPS cell based assays, and flow cytometry.

  • Compliance with, experience, and knowledge of, regulatory guidelines and company SOPs (CGMP, GLP) is required.

  • Ability to read and understand protocols, SOPs, and technical guidelines. Skill with laboratory equipment is necessary.

  • Knowledge, use, or calibration of a wide range of laboratory equipment.

  • Knowledge of LIMS preferred.

  • Ability to instruct and provide technical direction to others is required.

  • Ability to consult with clients and knowledge of date submission requirements for clients is necessary.

  • Excellent communication (oral and written), good organization skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivated, adaptability, and a positive attitude.


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field such as chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, biology, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, or other directly related field or degree with comparable coursework in the above areas and a minimum of eight years of experience in a directly relevant setting.

  • Master's degree in a relevant field and five years of directly relevant experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and experience.

  • PhD in a relevant field and two years of directly relevant experience may be substituted for bachelor's degree and experience.

  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship.

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Columbia, MO are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and PTO,and dental and vision options.

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Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

We are looking forward to receiving your application including your expected salary and possible start date via our career website.