Lead Scientist - Infant Formula - #135217


Date: 4 days ago
City: Horsham, PA
Contract type: Full time

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment, 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 for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the leading global emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing.

In 2018, Eurofins generated 4.2 billion Euro proforma turnover in 800 laboratories across 47 countries, employing about 45.000 staff.

Eurofins Technologies is a new International Business Line (IBL) within the Eurofins Group focused on the development, manufacturing and marketing of bioanalytical technologies and diagnostic test kits in particular. The business if primarily focused on solutions in Food Safety and Environmental Safety but has recently expanded into Animal Health and Clinical Diagnostics. Eurofins Technologies serves both external customers (industrial laboratories, governmental laboratories, service laboratories) as well as customers within the Eurofins Group.

The Lead Scientist is primarily responsible for coordinating all activities surrounding the sampling, preparation, and testing in the Infant Formula Microbiology lab. The lead scientist will also be involved in the development and execution of analytical methods within the assigned area of responsibility. Additionally, the lead scientist is responsible for the qualification and maintenance of the equipment and instruments associated with those methods.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate all testing activities within the Infant Formula laboratory to ensure samples are tested on time and according to procedures to meet client expectations.
  • Perform sample preparation and analysis on samples as received in the Infant Formula lab.
  • Record test data accurately in associated logbooks or bench records.
  • Review and evaluate test data generated within assigned area of responsibility for technical accuracy and compliance with SOPs and regulatory requirements.
  • Handle technical communication with clients as related to the analytical methods being performed within the area of responsibility.
  • Assist in development of analytical methods that are scientifically sound to be used in the area of responsibility.
  • Ensure assigned equipment is properly qualified, calibrated, cleaned, and adequate for the testing performed.
  • Communicate and discuss methods, results and questions with client service personnel to ensure that clients receive accurate results, and fast turnaround time consistent with superior analytical testing.
  • Assist in media production needed for the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Adhere to appropriate quality measures, which meet or exceed the standards set by ISO 17025, FDA GMPs, and company requirements.
  • Remain current on technical, industry and business advancements.
  • Adhere to, and ensure that staff adheres to, pertinent health, safety, and environmental regulations relative to department; maintain and assist others in maintaining a clean, safe work environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by company management.

  • A Bachelor of Science degree with 3-5 years’ experience working in a Microbiology laboratory. Must have experience and strong understanding of PCR.

  • 3-5 years of expanded laboratory experience to include development of new testing protocols.
  • Goal oriented, with excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in an organization
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively solve problems and make sound independent decisions
  • High level of proficiency with PC based software programs

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Some weekends and holidays required.

 As a Eurofins at Lancaster Laboratories 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:

  • 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

To learn more about Eurofins at Lancaster Laboratories, please explore our website www.eurofins.com.

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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