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Clinical Research Coordinator - Microbiologist

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Austin County, Texas, US
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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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 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 generated total revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

Clinical Research Coordinator (GCP Role) Job Duties:
  • Maintain a safe, fast-paced, and positive work environment.
  • Draft study protocols, Informed Consent Forms, and other trial-supporting documents for IRB submissions of GCP-compliant studies.
  • Obtain informed consent from human test subjects in a GCP setting.
  • Involves sitting down with a subject for up to 1 hour and walking them through the Informed Consent documentation and answering any questions they may have regarding their participation in a Clinical Study.
  • Obtain background health information from prospective study subjects to evaluate their eligibility to participate in Eurofins CRL, Inc. clinical trials.
  • Obtain HIPAA Authorization from prospective study subjects.
  • Interview prospective study subjects.
  • Coordinate with Principal Investigator to ensure adequate subject recruitment has been met for each study.
  • Interact directly with clients on an as-needed basis.
  • Assist in training of other personnel as requested.
  • Ensure safety and compliance with governmental regulations.
  • Interact with FDA and clients as needed in the event of an inspection/audit.
  • Follow all applicable Good Clinical Practice Regulations.
  • Perform delegated duties assigned by Principal Investigator.
  • Responsible for the technical conduct of assigned tasks.
  • Make certain that all experimental data, including observations of unanticipated responses of the test microorganism are accurately recorded and verified.
  • Follow all protocol and SOPs, reporting any deviations promptly to Principal Investigator.
  • Note and inform Principal Investigator of any unforeseen circumstances that may affect the quality and integrity of the study when they occur.
  • Prepare microbiological media and supplies.
  • Assist with basic laboratory needs, such as cleaning, organization, or equipment validation.
  • Maintain and regularly update resume and training records.
  • Transfer all raw data, documentation, protocols, and final reports to the Archivist at the close of the study.
  • Other duties as needed.


The ideal candidate would possess:
  • Good time management skills.
  • Clear communicators, able to give and receive direction clearly and efficiently.
  • Adaptable, open to performing lab work when needed but also being restricted to clinical subject testing.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work cooperatively with others in a small-company environment.
  • Ability to treat clinical study participants with respect and courtesy.
  • Skill and familiarity with basic microbiology techniques (bacterial, fungal, and/or viral) in a BSL II environment
  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software (e.g. Word, Excel)
  • Experience in a clinical research environment and/or previous microbiology work experience

Basic Minimum Qualifications
  • Reliable transportation and safe driving history.
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Other Physical Job Requirements
  • Performing microbial serial dilutions, utilizing a pipette, requires hand dexterity and use of your thumb, with your dominant hand, repeatedly. Duration for this task is approximately 1-3 hours.
  • Preparation of microbial media, specifically pouring molten agar into petri dishes, requires holding a 1L bottle full of molten agar and repeatedly pouring approximately 15-20 mL of molten media into petri dishes. Pouring is performed with one hand and lifting of stacked petri dishes, stacked on top of the petri dish cover of the plate being poured, with the other hand. Duration for this task is approximately 1-3 hours.
  • Working in a Biological Safety Cabinet requires working within the cabinet, with your arms folded at 90 degrees at the elbows, elevated so as to not rest them on the biological safety cabinet, for extended periods of time. Duration for this task is approximately 1-3 hours.
  • Testing with clinical subjects requires being able to stand for durations of up to 2 hours, guiding subjects through testing methodologies while also performing the testing procedure on either the hands or other parts of the body of the subjects. Depending on the testing methodology, this can sometimes be performed while sitting in a chair, opposite to the subject but note that some testing methodologies require you to be standing and ambulatory at certain times during the testing procedure. Because this is a test procedure, this work must be done without interruption in order to remain compliant per the testing methodology.
  • When performing data entry, sitting at a desk for long periods of time in front of a computer monitor is required. Duration for this task is approximately 1-3 hours.

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of company / lab facility in Austin, TX 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.
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