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QC Microbiology Group Leader

Eurofins PSS Insourcing Solutions
Rensselaer County, New York, US
Closing date
Jan 29, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Forensics, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
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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 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

Laboratory Responsibilities
  • Performs environmental monitoring and compressed gas collection of controlled environments
  • Performs collection of water and clean steam samples from manufacturing systems
  • Performs bioburden and endotoxin testing of products and raw materials.
  • May perform microbiological testing of in-process and final product materials.
  • Performs microbial identification procedures.
  • Performs biological and endotoxin indicator testing used in the validation of manufacturing equipment.
  • Performs all duties relevant to the Quality Control Microbiology Analyst position as required.
  • Maintains laboratory supplies, media, and reagents inventory.
  • Updates microbiological environmental monitoring results database and prepares monthly report.
  • Performs laboratory investigation reports.
  • Uses Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for sample and sample test result tracking.
Leadership Responsibilities
  • Supports and monitors team of analysts
  • May participate in new hire interviews
  • Supports the on-boarding process of new employees
  • Participates in training of other employees.
  • Performs peer review of data.
  • Assists in coordinating equipment maintenance and calibration.
  • Participates in the overtime and weekend schedule as required.

The Ideal Candidate Would Possess
  • Laboratory experience (microbiology preferred)
  • 0-2 Years of cGMP experience
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
  • Experience with LIMS preferred
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Life Sciences, Engineering, or other science related degree concentration, or equivalent directly-related experience
  • 0-1 year previous leadership experience
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
Additional Information

Position is full-time, with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Rensselaer, NY are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins Lancaster Labs employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. 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.

To learn more about Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, please explore our website

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.
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