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Laboratory Scientist - Global Biologics Research at Eurofins in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Posted in Other 30+ 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 laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.


The Eurofins network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. It 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. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.


In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer 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 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.



Job Description



  • Performing molecular based assays such as real-time PCR, droplet digital PCR, standard PCR

  • Preparing DNA/RNA extractions, both kit-based low-throughput and instrument-based high- throughput procedures, on multiple specimen types (serum, nasal swabs, feces, etc.)

  • Development and optimization of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) and next-generation ELISA development (e.g. MSD platform)

  • Performing cell-based assays such as virus isolations, virus titrations, immunofluorescence assays, and plaque assays

  • Conducting general cell culture maintenance, including routine passaging of multiple cell lines, preparation of cell plates, and cryopreservation.

  • Performing experiments using flow cytometry and cell sorting.

  • Laboratory housekeeping duties and other general laboratory related tasks, as appropriate, including sample inventory maintenance.

  • Data entry, verification and handling, record keeping, in accordance with scientific protocols and applicable Standard Operating Procedures




Qualifications



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in scientific discipline with emphasis in virology/bacteriology/cell culture/molecular biology/medical technology, or related disciplines

  • Minimum 2 years laboratory experience and proven skills in aseptic techniques

  • Experience with:

    • rtPCR

    • Standard PCR

    • Preparing DNA/RNA extractions

    • Development and optimization of ELISA assays

    • Cell-based assays such as virus isolations and virus titrations

    • Cell culture maintenance

    • Routine passaging of multiple cell lines

    • Preparation of cell plates

    • Cryopreservation



  • Bench experience in basic molecular biology, virology or immunology

  • Experience with plaque assays and ddPCR


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

    • Self-starter, able to prioritize work and work efficiently with minimal supervision

    • Ability to develop and maintain effective, trusting work relationships

    • Computer skills required: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint




    Additional Information



    • Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, first shift 8AM-5PM. Candidates currently living in a commutable distance to Kalamazoo, MI 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

    • #LI-EB1




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


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