Supervisor of Laboratory Operations at Eurofins in Bothell, Washington

Posted in Other 5 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 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 47,000 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 2019, Eurofins generated
total revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

Blue Heron Biotech is searching for Director of Operationsto join our team. The Director of Operations will report to the President of Blue Heron Biotech and lead the day-to-day operations of the gene synthesis operations at the Blue Heron Biotech with P&L responsibility.

Number of Employees under Responsibility: 30


  • Oversees, directs, coordinates and prioritizes the daily activities related Blue GeneMaker® platform which includes Gene synthesis, Sanger sequencing and plasmid DNA production.

  • Analyze current equipment and processes, lead the lean projects to help improve the productivity.

  • Support the development, implementation and optimal use of equipment and systems and ensure its efficient usage at all levels of manufacturing to improve productivity and profitability.

  • Design and lead automation projects to streamline and improve the manufacturing process and make good use of IT to achieve high efficiency.

  • Works closely with R&D, Maintenance and IT departments for implementing new equipment, new manufacturing processes and new products

  • Implement process controls, validations and metrics for the production equipment to monitor the stability of the manufacturing process

  • Reviews analytical test results and process controls to ensure stability of process and product quality under proper documentation.

  • Hires, motivates, develops and retain excellent staff and manager under duty and make sure the essential training schedule is followed

  • Define and agree goals and milestones with the managers and staff and ensure goals are defined and communicated to their respective teams. Set up customer centric Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor progress. Follow up as appropriate and become hands on if required to ensure achievement of goals.

  • Analyze problems, identify solutions, and implement recommendations as well as manage the corrective actions.

  • Ensure Blue Heron manufacturing group is in compliance with all government regulations.


The Ideal Candidate would possess:

  • Hands-on, self-motivated, possesses outstanding organizational skills, and the demonstrated ability to perform as an effective team leader

  • Demonstration of strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven track record of implementing automation and process improvement in a production or manufacturing environment, scientific creativity and collaboration with others

  • Experience with manufacturing scale up

  • Experience with GMP certification and process

  • Some experiences in lean six sigma

Basic Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in a related scientific discipline is required. MS or PhD in Molecular biology preferred.

  • Experiencing working with LIMS and knowledge in molecular biology techniques is required.

  • 10 plus years of experience of direct operations experiences with increasing responsibility including P&L management.

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Bothell, WA 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.