Manager - Viral Clearance at Eurofins in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 6 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 is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. Eurofins is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.


In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 55,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 50 countries. 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.


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



Eurofins BPT is looking for a Manager to lead viral clearance testing of clinical and commercial biologic products. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, managing, and development the Viral Clearance Department at our Lancaster, PA site. Biopharmaceutical products are susceptible to contamination from viruses. Viral clearance studies are an important step performed to evaluate the capability of the manufacturing process to remove or inactivate virus. Since every product is different, each product has a different purification process and therefore each viral clearance study is unique.



Manager responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following
:



  • Client-facing role who will help to instill confidence in our clients that we are able to perform the process steps for them

  • Help define, communicate and execute on vision and strategy for the Viral Clearance department to grow the business

  • Manage department P&L

  • Responsible for departmental quality and business metrics

  • Lead team, evaluate staffing needs and make recommendations, and assure that all employees are trained

  • Ensure adherence to highest quality and efficiency standards in laboratory operations

  • Serve as mentor and work to actively develop all department staff

  • Foster morale and teamwork within and across departments




Qualifications




The ideal candidate would possess
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  • Strong leadership, initiative, and team building skills

  • Strong project and personnel management skills

  • Strong understanding of the importance of achieving turnaround time committed to clients

  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail

  • Experience with a variety of biopharmaceutical purification processes such as chromatographic separation, depth filtration, precipitation and flocculation, tangential flow filtration, adventitious viral clearance, ultracentrifugation, and/or impurity clearance.

  • 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
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  • BS, MS, or PhD in Biochemistry, Virology, Biology, Pharmaceutical sciences or related degree field

  • At least 5 years of related work experience in viral clearance or purification process development

  • At least 3 years Bio/Pharma Industry experience



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




Additional Information



Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Lancaster, Pennsylvania 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 aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
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