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Environmental Chemist/Metals Scientist - Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences

Employer
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location
Fife, Washington, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Forensics
Salary Type
Salary
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 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 chemist performs sample preparation as well as the analysis of environmental sample for trace metals determinations. The chemist interprets and manages data using LIMS, Access and Excel, ensuring that data meets all established QA/QC criteria and is made available to the department Leads and manager within specified time frames.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
  • Using established procedures, prepare, analyze and document sample analyses using CV-AFS, CV-GC-AFS, HG-AFS, HG-CT-GC-AAS, IC-HG-AFS, ICP-MS, UV-VIS, and other methodologies.
  • Familiarity with established procedures, for the preparation/analysis and documentation of samples using EPA 1630, 1631, 1632, 1638, 200.8, 3051, 3052, 1311, 3020, and other methodologies.
  • Perform and interpret required QA/QC procedures; recommend, perform and document corrective actions and possible impacts to data quality.
  • Perform all functions in support of and in compliance with all state and federal employee regulations.
  • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrate proactive commitment and adherence to industry and company safety regulations and procedures
  • Completes all training requirements and ensures they are fully documented and on file with Quality Assurance and Safety Officers.
  • Manages the completion of regular training and DOC (Demonstration of Capabilities) for staff per our quality policies under the direction of department Group Leaders and QA department.
  • Ensure investigation reports (IRs or however they may be called) and internal/external audit findings are completed on time.
  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Troubleshoot instrument problems, perform routine maintenance, and consult with vendor technicians (support engineers) when appropriate
  • Manage inventory needs, assist in ordering of supplies, and maintain stock of all necessary components, supplies, standards and reagents.
  • Utilize computer software to prioritize work, track samples, acquire data, perform calculations and statistical analysis, and store data to meet established deadlines.
  • Conduct review of analytical sample preparation data including: checks for completeness, calculation accuracy, data interpretation and data quality objective coherence. Provide all documentation for peer and scientific review of data in a timely manner
  • Train coworkers in sample preparation and analysis, instrument operation and maintenance, troubleshooting techniques and data quality objective adherence
  • Constructively problem-solve work issues with team members and other lab staff as well as
  • Provide feedback to Group Leader, Lab Manager, Quality Assurance Officer and/or Project Managers about analysis, data, or other issues
  • Ensure department specific Standard Operating Procedures are reviewed and/or updated on time.
  • Provide back-up assistance to other analysts and lab assistants when necessary
  • Ensure department is using established procedures to ship/receive client samples
  • Make recommendations and implement new methods, cost saving techniques or practices, efficiency improvements and policies for the department.
  • Coordinate with the department managers and group leaders, technicians and chemists on a daily basis.

Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Science or equivalent experience; experience in an environmental lab is a plus.
  • At least two year's analytical experience, or combination, at company or equivalent experience elsewhere.
  • Flexible and willing to help in other areas of laboratory as needed.
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Fife, WA are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

As a Eurofins 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

Eurofins Environment Testing Businesses in US are routinely engaged in Federal Contracts. Federal Government vaccination mandates may apply to staff working in these businesses. Successful applicants may be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment.

Evolution

In a fast growing group, successful leaders are frequently being offered increased areas of responsibility (subject to geographic mobility).

Eurofins offers international opportunities to strong performers.

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.

Eurofins Environment Testing Businesses in US are routinely engaged in Federal Contracts. Federal Government vaccination mandates apply to staff working in these businesses. Successful applicants will be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment.
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