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Cell Biologist

Eurofins USA
Kalamazoo County, Michigan, US
Closing date
May 18, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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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 laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

The Eurofins network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. It 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. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer 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 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.
Job Description

The Bovine Virology team is seeking a contractor to assist in multiple virology projects. The candidate will be involved in projects utilizing a variety of wet-lab skills, particularly emphasizing cell-culture skills, molecular biology techniques and assays involving protein/DNA/RNA. Therefore, a strong background in eukaryotic cell culture and traditional nucleotide and protein assays is essential, as well as the interest and ability to learn new techniques that are key for various virology projects (i.e. viral passage, titration, plaque purification, etc).

Essential Requirements
  • Cell culture. Experienced in sterile techniques for maintaining, propagating, harvesting, etc eukaryotic cell cultures.
  • Nucleic Acid Experience. DNA and RNA extraction. PCR and/or qPCR.
  • Soft skills- Detail oriented, maintain excellent records and able to follow/understand protocols.

Additional Desired Qualifications (Candidate doesn't necessarily need ALL qualifications, but preferences for candidates to possess at least multiple from this category.)
  • Protein Experience- Westerns, ELISAs
  • Molecular Bio- Restriction digests, cloning, E.coli culturing and mini/midi preps
  • Soft-skills- Curious and interested in learning new techniques, particularly virology-related work. Critical thinking and trouble-shooting skills.
Additional Information

Mask use is required for employees at this facility.

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

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