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Principal Scientist

Company: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: May 11, 2022

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

Position Summary: Perform various tasks and analyses of Bio/pharmaceutical ingredients and products; reviewing or preparing standards and samples for analysis and running a variety of equipment or instrumentation independently; working efficiently; ensuring that client receives quality data by reviewing laboratory data for accuracy, clarity and adherence to GMP and/or GLP regulations; evaluate current systems and suggest process improvements when appropriate; initiate and assist completing investigations.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
Applies GMP/GLP in all areas of responsibility, as appropriate
Applies the highest quality standard in all areas of responsibility
Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
Demonstrates strong client service skills, teamwork, and collaboration
Proactively plans and multitasks to maximize productivity
Meets all quality and productivity metrics and demonstrates strong teamwork and collaboration
Regular attendance and punctuality
Performs laboratory operations with good dexterity, good laboratory technique, and high degree of accuracy and precision
Perform/review preparations of reagents, samples, and standards according to procedures.
Perform or review routine and non-routine analyses; instrumental analyses; including calibration and troubleshooting of instruments independently
Document testing, observations, deviations, and results clearly and completely, and in compliance with regulatory requirements - striving to minimize errors
Understand and perform calculations as required by test methods
Understand and utilize computers for information access, calculations, and report preparation/review
Read and understand analytical procedures (compendial and client supplied) and internal SOP's
Demonstrate technical writing skills
Process/review data, generate/review reports, and evaluate data
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Independently seek out work
Perform laboratory maintenance as required
Commitment to occasional overtime as workload requires
Support LEAN initiatives
Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner
Communicates effectively with client staff members
Ensures good housekeeping with a neat, clean and orderly workspace
Performs other duties as assigned


Ability and/or Skills:
Good dexterity; positive attitude; solution driven; good work habits
(organized, efficient, careful, safety-conscious, accurate)
Attention to detail
Sound scientific logic
Good oral and written communication skills; understanding of instrumentation; client service focused
Demonstration of organizational skills; ability to work with moderate
supervision upon training completion on assigned task
Ability to handle multitasking

Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, or related degree concentration and some laboratory experience

Additional Information

Position is FT Monday - Friday. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Lancaster, PA 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.

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

Keywords: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Lancaster , Principal Scientist, Other , Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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