QC Microbiology Group Leader

Employer
Eurofins USA
Location
Andover, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
2456622625
Discipline
Biology, Forensics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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
  • Endotoxin and bioburden testing
  • General lab duties (cleaning, stocking, cold room 5S, etc.)
  • challenge recovery of drug substance and raw material
  • Preparation of microbial cultures used in for validation protocols, developmental studies, and growth promotion
  • Growth promotion testing
  • Mold spore suspensions
  • Water activity testing
  • Plate reading
  • Data verification and review
  • Leadership responsibilities are in addition to current technical roles both in and outside of the lab
  • Lead team, schedule, and train employees in client environment
  • Ensure adherence to highest quality and efficiency standards in laboratory operations
  • Ensure coverage and performance
  • Foster morale and teamwork
  • Provide process improvements and best practices to support productivity initiatives
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in science or other related degree concentration
  • 2-5 years related experience, preferable in a quality control microbiology laboratory
  • Standard microbiological methods and aseptic laboratory technique experience such as bioburden (membrane filtration) and endotoxin (LAL) testing
  • Previous Leadership experience supervising a team is a plus
  • Knowledge of cGMP preferred
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting
  • Experience with LIMS and Electronic laboratory notebooks
  • Proficiency with MS word and excel
  • Understanding of experimental design and scientific methodology in order to interpret results and draw conclusions
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented setting
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Ability to plan and prioritize concurrent assignments/activities
  • Highly motivated individual who receives minimal supervision on routine assignments
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Andover, MA 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.