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 generatedtotal revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.Job DescriptionSince 1999, Eurofins Genomics Blue Heron(Blue Heron Biotech) has been a pioneer in the gene synthesis industry and has delivered tens of millions of base pairs of perfectly accurate genes to thousands of customers worldwide using its proprietary GeneMaker® multi-technology platform. We are 100% committed to serving our customers with high quality, strict confidentiality standards, and rapid delivery of synthesized genes. In March 2019 Blue Heron was acquired by Eurofins Scientific and became a partner of the Eurofins Genomics US division. Blue Heron Biotech is searching for molecular biology scientist to join our R&D team.
As a member of the R&D team, the Scientist will lead the development of DNA-based applications and assays for synthetic biology, including high-throughput gene synthesis and cloning, NGS-based QC, etc. The Scientist will work closely with production team for implementation of processes developed by the R&D team and to improve the efficiency and robustness of existing processes.Qualifications
The ideal candidate must be equally comfortable with wet lab experimentation and computation, and experience with laboratory automation and LIMS interfaces is preferred.
- Ph.D. in molecular biology or related field
- Must have strong background in molecular biology techniques including PCR/qPCR, enzymatic assays, and molecular cloning
- Synthetic biology technology and method development experience
- Experience manipulating large data sets
- Strong data analysis skills
- Excellent grasp of experimental design and data interpretation
- Excellent communication skills. Proficient in writing and communicating in English. Able to present data effectively.
- Strong collaboration skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment and to adapt to changing priorities
- Self-motivated and passionate about your work
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.