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Scientist IV - Molecular Biology, Biotherapeutics

Company: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

The Scientist IV is a scientific leadership position, responsible for providing guidance and alignment between our customer base, the industry at large, commercial teams and service operations. This role will be collaborative and influential in a broad network of business functions in support of delivering high quality services to our valued customers, and driving business growth, brand recognition, and alignment with Eurofins core competencies.

  • Develops client and stakeholder relationships through technical leadership and collaboration
  • Ensures accurate data management and reporting, with the highest integrity, and manages quality control on project data and reports
  • Manages client projects in all phases of study life cycle from study design to reporting
  • Takes ownership of mid-size laboratory or research projects with minimal supervision
  • Conducts production assays in CGT Biotherapeutic Services
  • Adheres to department SOPs and documentation requirements
  • Provides training to colleagues and external end users, when required
  • Contributes to scientific community, and site research and development objectives
  • Accountable for delivering to unit and site key performance metrics (quality, delivery on time)
  • Routinely communicates to external and internal stakeholders and presents data/results
  • Supports client services team in generating proposals, RFPs, study plans and scope of work preparation. Assists pricing team in completing custom pricing and cost analysis
  • Supports site goals and demonstrates Eurofins' competencies, as defined in the job plan
  • Performs other duties, as assigned


    Basic Minimum Qualifications (BMQ)
    • Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology techniques, equipment and assays and processes employed in discovery processes for Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) (e.g. PCR, ddPCR, Stunner, Uncle)
    • Scientific expertise in techniques and assays to express, isolate and characterize viral vectors used in CGT
    • Experience in appropriate biophysical techniques to assess viral vectors for quality and stability
    • Experience in mammalian cell culture
    • Experience in construct design to generate stably transfected cell lines, and screening to ensure outcome
    • Ability to trouble-shoot processes and conditions to deliver high-quality product and data for a variety of CGT processes
    • Experience in maintaining and trouble-shooting equipment used in the processes to provide CRO services from concept to IND-enabling data packages for CGT (e.g. ddPCR)
    • Maintaining a clean work environment to enable molecular biology processes without contamination
    • Experience in drafting and executing equipment and method validation in a non-GLP environment
    • Experience developing client relationships, supporting technical correspondence, drafting and presenting scientific proposals to clients.
    • Demonstrated expertise in project management, preparing reports and presenting data to stakeholders

      Education/Experience (BMQ)
      • B.S., B.A. with 10 years relevant experience
      • M.A. or M.S. with 8 years relevant experience
      • Ph.D. with 6 years relevant experience
      • Combination of Education and Relevant Experience

        Ability / Skills (BMQ)
        • Demonstrates a positive attitude, capacity for team environment, and exhibits a genuine interest in drug discovery in support of advancing human health.
        • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills, including ability to prepare detailed scientific reports and group presentations.
        • Demonstrates a working understanding of international regulatory requirements and aptitude to stay relevant on topical scientific publications.
        • Ability to support project management, plan and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, with appropriate allocation of available resources.
        • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with lab operations, business development, marketing, and outsourcing stakeholders.
        • Experience with leading and influencing cross-functional teams effectively

          • For all Eurofins Discovery Services Businesses in US; Successful applicants will be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment.

            Additional Information

            Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of St. Charles, MO 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.

Keywords: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Saint Charles , Scientist IV - Molecular Biology, Biotherapeutics, Other , Saint Charles, Missouri

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