Houston, MO 65483, USA
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 The successful candidate performs analysis of environmental samples to detect bacteria, fungi and non-viable particles of interest. The responsibilities include receiving, preparation and analysis of samples according to scientific methodology in compliance with company Quality Assurance programs and SOP’s. The analyst validates and reviews data for accuracy, and uploads laboratory data into the LIMS that ultimately generates required reports to clients. We expect exercise of discretion and good judgment to schedule workload according to due dates and sample hold times. Experience in the field of environmental testing is preferred but not required. Prepare and analyze aerobiological, environmental, asbestos and water samples for fungi, bacteria, asbestos, etc. Accurately enters and reports analytical data using the LIMS Performs independent data reviews for other analysts’ work Performs analysis of reference materials, proficiency samples and other quality control samples as needed Maintains client service and provides technical support as needed Assists the QA manager in development, implementation and data collection of QA processes for the different analytical tests Performs confirmation of lab results as needed by client services personnel Performs and completes all analytical testing QA related tasks as needed Assists in pursuing, receiving and maintaining necessary laboratory accreditations Maintains and updates all necessary Training and QA documents onsite as necessary Co-ordinates and manages projects according to their rush status and due time for timely delivery Assists co-workers on analytical questions, as necessary Participates in Lean initiatives and projects when called upon Follows company policies and procedures and ensures that coworkers are doing the same Secondary Duties: Manages and maintains the inventory of re-sale supply items and laboratory consumables and takes necessary steps to re-order supplies as needed Manages and disposes analyzed samples as needed Trains new mycology or bacteriology or asbestos or other analytical testing Analysts as needed Recommends and coordinates sample transfer as necessary Establishes and maintains laboratory stock culture and reference samples Performs root cause analysis and determines and implements corrective actions for errors and issues as necessary Maintains all equipment properly and co-ordinates servicing of all equipment used in the laboratory, as needed Routinely communicates available capacity to Regional Manager Supports other departments within the lab (mycology, asbestos, bacteriology, and other) when appropriate and as needed Other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Supervisor/Manager Qualifications Preferred: 8 units of Microbiology courses 1-2 years of work laboratory experience involving both spore trap and direct exam analysis experience 1 – 2 years experience performing asbestos microcopy Required: Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, biology or a closely related science Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship Additional Information Position is full-time, Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Houston, 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.