Oligonucleotide Manufacturing and DNA Sequencing Laboratory Technician I at Eurofins in Louisville, Kentucky

Posted in Other 7 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



Eurofins MWG Operon LLC, a Eurofins Genomics company, is an international provider of DNA sequencing services, oligonucleotide production, and bioinformatics services for academic and industrial research. We are searching for candidates that show a passion for high quality and fast service with a focus on customer satisfaction. This opportunity will support the oligonucleotide manufacturing and DNA sequencing labs. The Laboratory Technician 1 will receive sufficient authority from and is accountable to their Laboratory Manager or Team Lead for the successful completion of assigned responsibilities. While performing their duties, this individual must not deviate from established company guidelines, is consistent with sound technical and business judgment, and follows the practices of the laboratory. Technician 1's are to carry out the duties of this position and to identify the occurrence of departures from the quality system or from lab procedures and/or calibrations.


  • Works and communicates effectively with team members.

  • Maintains consistent quality and efficiency in all assigned work processes.

  • Keeps equipment and work environment clean and organized.

  • Understands and follows documents relevant to responsibilities, e.g., work instructions, checklists, batch records, logs.

  • Maintains accurate production records according to requirements and in compliance with established quality system standards.

  • Organizing, sorting and prioritizing DNA samples that come in daily.

  • Pipetting DNA sequencing reactions.

  • Performing DNA purification on sequencing reactions, loading and scheduling 3730xl ABI Sequencers.

  • Will work with and under the supervision of a Lab Team Lead.

  • Operating lab equipment: Thermocyclers, ABI 3730xl sequencers, centrifuges, automated liquid handlers.

  • Follows all company safety and regulatory policies, including handling hazardous materials and wearing of PPE that are relative to assigned work.




Qualifications



The ideal candidate would possess:


  • Experience with wet lab molecular biology techniques and using basic lab equipment.

  • Capacity to perform under pressure in a fast paced production environment

  • Experience in oligonucleotide manufacturing highly desirable.

  • Experience with DNA Sequencing using 3730xl highly desirable.

  • Previous experience working in an ISO-9000 or cGMP environment.

  • Microsoft Windows and Excel proficiency.

  • Previous experience working with Hazardous Chemicals.

  • 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

Basic Minimum Qualifications:



  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or other related degree concentration, or equivalent directly-related experience (two years of directly related industry experience is equivalent to one full-time year of college in related major)

  • Annual RCRA awareness training.

  • Ability to lift 35+ pounds.

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




Additional Information



Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 11:00pm - 7:30am. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Louisville, KY 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.