Lab Analyst (Entry Level Environmental Lab) - Eurofins EMLab P&K - Marlton, NJ

Employer
Eurofins USA
Location
Evesham, New Jersey, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 12, 2021
Closes
Sep 16, 2021
Ref
2451061404
Discipline
Forensics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment, 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 for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the leading global emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing.

In 2020, Eurofins generated 4.2 billion Euro proforma turnover in 800 laboratories across 50 countries, employing about 50.000 staff.

Job Description

Position Summary

The Analyst prepares and analyzes environmental samples according to scientific methodology in compliance with company Quality Assurance programs and standard operating procedures, and must be knowledgeable of both job-specific routine and complex analyses. The analyst validates and reviews data for accuracy, and uploads laboratory data into the LIMS that ultimately generates required reports to clients. Schedules sample workload according to due dates and sample hold times, and must be knowledgeable of the job-specific laboratory testing equipment, requiring the exercise of discretion and judgment in its operation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare and analyze environmental samples
  • Accurately enters and reports analytical data using the LIMS
  • Performs independent data reviews for other analysts' work
  • Performs analysis of reference materials, proficiency samples and other quality control samples as needed
  • Maintains client service and provides technical support as needed
  • Assists the Quality Assurance Manager in development, implementation and data collection of QA processes for the different analytical tests
  • Performs confirmation of lab results as needed by client services personnel
  • Performs and completes all analytical testing QA related tasks as needed
  • Assists in pursuing, receiving and maintaining necessary laboratory accreditations
  • Maintains and updates all necessary Training and QA documents onsite as necessary
  • Co-ordinates and manages projects according to their rush status and due time for timely delivery
  • Assists co-workers on analytical questions, as necessary
  • Participates in Lean initiatives and projects when called upon
  • Follows company policies and procedures
  • Manages and maintains the inventory of re-sale supply items and laboratory consumables and takes necessary steps to re-order supplies as needed
  • Manages and disposes analyzed samples as needed
  • Trains new mycology or bacteriology or asbestos or other analytical testing Analysts as needed
  • Recommends and coordinates sample transfer as necessary
  • Establishes and maintains laboratory stock culture and reference samples
  • Performs root cause analysis and determines and implements corrective actions for errors and issues as necessary
  • Maintains all equipment properly and co-ordinates servicing of all equipment used in the laboratory, as needed
  • Routinely communicates available capacity to senior management
  • Supports other departments within the lab (mycology, asbestos, bacteriology, and other) when appropriate and as needed
  • Other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Supervisor/Manager
Position Specific Responsibilities

• Prepares media for daily use

• Water filtration

• Plating of samples on specified agar (water, bulk, swabs, etc) for bacterial/fungal analysis

• Incubation of samples

• Prioritization and organization of daily sample loads

• Performing required analyses within hold time requirements

• Maintaining QA documentation

• Managing and maintaining stock cultures for controls

• Preparing monthly unknowns for internal company proficiency testing

• Communication with other departments for assistance as needed

• Open communication with management and project management as needed

• Performing HPC analysis

• Performing TC/EC analysis

• Equipment maintenance (pipettes, balances, autoclaves, etc)

• Work as a team to complete daily workload

Qualifications

Basic Minimum Qualifications (BMQ):To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill or ability required. (List three to five key quantifiable skills or position requirements that the candidate must have to be considered for this position.)

Education/Experience (BMQ):BS or BA in a closely related science

Ability and/or Skills (BMQ):
  • Environmental methodologies
  • General regulatory requirements
  • Analytical laboratory techniques
  • Laboratory QA requirements
  • Knowledge of computers, spreadsheets, and databases

Additional Information

Work Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

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