Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Scientist I - Electrophysiology in St Charles, Missouri

Eurofins Panlabs is committed to assisting clients achieve drug discovery success by providing comprehensive data. We are the most experienced pharmacology service company, in continuous operation for over 40 years, while setting the benchmarks for quality, convenience, and expertise. Our legacy includes: concurrent controls run with every experiment, a historical database on assay performance, industry experienced professionals that assist in study design and data interpretation, and eCTD compatible data reports.
Eurofins Panlabs is searching for a Scientist I - Electrophysiology in St. Charles, MO.
Scientist I - Electrophysiology responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following*:*

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  • Performs work in a laboratory setting, meeting the physical job requirements of a lab role.

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  • Conducts production assays in ADMET, BioMAP®, Immunosignaling, Ion Channel, and/or OncoPanelTM Services; manufacturing, lot release assays and inventory management for Cell Products.

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  • Performs optimization experiments for the culture of human primary cell types, primarily adherent cell types.

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  • Develops procedures for culture of new cell types and new assay development.

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  • Contributes to the maintenance of various human primary cell types, primarily adherent cell types.

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  • Contributes to running of complex primary human cell-based assays using automated liquid handlers.

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  • Prepares and manages inventory of buffers, reagents, media, semi-finished and finished goods.

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  • Maintains cell culture in a BSL2 laboratory, and adheres to cleanroom guidelines and aseptic technique, according to protocol.

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  • Provides solutions to more complex problems, identifies and initiates process improvements

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  • Maintains high data quality and reproducibility.

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  • Performs data and report QC review within the department.

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  • Takes ownership of mid-size laboratory or research and development projects with minimal supervision.

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  • Supports validation of new methods, and contributes to expansion of service/product line, equipment, and data management systems.

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  • Understands and complies with requirements for work performed at a GxP site.

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  • Completes required training and supports 100% of Employee Health and Safety requirements.

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  • Demonstrates proficiency with, care and maintenance of lab equipment and department assets.

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  • Conducts responsible use of confidential IT and business systems, as required.

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  • Adheres to department SOPs and documentation requirements, maintains accurate data management and reporting.

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  • Supports unit goals and demonstrates Eurofins’ competencies, as defined in the job plan.

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  • Provides training to colleagues and external end users, when required.

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  • Contributes to scientific community, and site research and development objectives.

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  • Works effectively in a team environment, under minimum direction, to achieve business production, project timelines, and quality objectives.

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  • Adjusts work hours and provides cross-functional support to other departments, as required, and maintains accountability in delivering to client needs/timelines.

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  • Routinely communicates project updates to internal and external clients.

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  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
The ideal candidate would possess*:*

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  • Direct experience with mammalian cell-based assays

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  • Demonstrated proficiency in contributing independently on a project team with time and quality metrics

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  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

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  • Experience in all aspects of ion channel electrophysiology including:
oHigh-throughput electrophysiology
oPlate-based pharmacology
oCell culture
oData analysis and meticulous record keeping
oReport writing and proofing
oMolecular pharmacology

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  • Ability to read, write, and interpret documents, such as standard operating procedures and technical reports Ability to perform mathematical calculations, statistical analyses, and data interpretation

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  • Ability to multitask with organization and manage time effectively

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  • Ability to solve practical problems and troubleshooting skills

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  • Ability to work in a laboratory setting, according to the physical requirements of a laboratory role

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  • Lab equipment and office computer/software proficiency

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  • Above average oral and written communication skills

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  • Demonstrates a positive attitude, capacity for team environment, and exhibits a genuine interest in drug discovery in support of advancing human health

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  • Ability to develop new methods, and lead research and development projects

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  • Ability to review and QC release data/reports

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  • Ability to lead small, informal sub-teams, train, and train new team members

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  • Ability to conduct mid-size projects with minimal supervision

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  • Ability to contribute to strategic vision, establishment of new service lines, equipment, and data management systems

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  • Ability to easily support cross-functional demands

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  • Scientific expertise with primary human cell types, including a record of publications is desired

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  • Experience in a contract research organization

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  • Experience with method development and optimization

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  • Experience with automation, HTS applications, and large-scale screening

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  • Experience in small team leadership and project management

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  • Experience in leading and delivering results in R&D;
Basic Minimum Qualifications*:*

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  • B.A. or B.S. with 5 years relevant experience

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  • M.A. or M.S. with 3 years relevant experience

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  • Ph.D. with 1 year relevant experience

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  • Or an equivalent of education and experience

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  • Direct experience with mammalian cell-based assays

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  • Demonstrated proficiency in contributing independently on a project team with time and quality metrics

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  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

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  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Fremont California are encouraged to apply.
As a Eurofins 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 comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.
To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website www.eurofinsus.com.
Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Organization: Eurofins Panlabs, Inc

Location: MO, St Charles

Job Code: 13603