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QC Virology Development Scientist


This is a Full-time position in Rensselaer, NY posted January 8, 2022.

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 is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. Eurofins 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. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 55,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 50 countries. 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.

In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a client facing environment.
  • Self-motivated, adaptable, and a positive attitude
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Design and develop and test Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) assays targeting adventitious agents, as a more rapid and sensitive testing strategy to replace current in-process and cell bank testing.
    • Gather data and document test results
    • Review test results to ensure compliance with standards in cGMP environment
    • Comply with all pertinent regulatory agency requirements
  • Facilitate teamwork, planning, troubleshooting, and decision-making between wet-lab and bioinformatic portions of the team to advance developmental activities to completion.
  • Initiate effective, accurate, and timely project-related scientific and technical analyses, discussions, summary reports, and communications as part of the assay development process.
  • Accurately scope projects and associated timelines while identifying and communicating risk regarding potential obstacles and escalating as necessary.
  • Use the available scientific literature to develop scientific arguments regarding strategy for assay development.
  • Attend meetings to keep informed of priorities and business-related activities.
  • Interacts with outside customers or functional peer groups
  • Continuously drive to improve processes for improved performance using Lean & 5s
  • At lease a Bachelor’s degree in Virology, Cell or Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or related Science, PhD preferred
  • At least 1 year experience in molecular biology, aseptic technique, qPCR, and NGS, 2-3 years preferred
  • Experience with cell culture, DNA/RNA extraction techniques, automation, and downstream applications of NGS data
  • Demonstrated skill set in technical writing and communication skills.
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
  • Level will be determined based on relevant education and experience

Position is full-time, 1st shift, Monday-Friday. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Rensselaer, NY and the surrounding areas 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.