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.
Consider joining Eurofins where people are the most important element in our business. Eurofins is a leading contract lab providing testing and research services in the environmental, pharmaceutical, and biopharmaceutical sciences to clients worldwide.
Eurofins is currently recruiting for a full time Laboratory Operations Scientist based at our PSS site in Wirral, UK.
This position is to join our innovative Professional Scientific Services (PSS) programme as an employee of Eurofins. The programme places full-time analysts, technicians, scientists and technical support personnel managed by Eurofins directly at the client facility to provide long term staffing needs while maintaining the same services, expertise and cGMP compliance available at the Eurofins facility. This award-winning programme offers excellent career opportunities for people who have a proven track record in combining excellent technical ability with first class interpersonal and communication skills.
The scope of this role is associated with assuring all equipment calibration and service documentation has been completed compliantly ensuring the equipment is fit for usage in a GMP environment.
Utilising the client’s automated systems to ensure the equipment maintenance, qualifications are completed.
Support implementation of new equipment introduction on site and life cycle management.
Support documentation compliance for GxP and non-GxP equipment breakdown.
Supporting an interface role with external service engineers from third party companies during repairs, maintenance and qualification steps.
Supporting ordering of consumables to maintain operational effectiveness of the area.
Interface with facilities to support logistics for equipment operation.
BSc degree in Life Sciences or related field or equivalent qualification. Significant relevant experience may be considered in lieu of educational qualifications.
2-3 years’ experience in metrology, as a user of GMP instrumentation (e.g. HPLC, GC, LC/MS, KF) and data review of calibration data and service reports.
Experience of supporting lab operations
Strong knowledge and understanding of GMP
Experience in the use of Chromatographic Data System – ideally Empower software for chromatography systems for HPLC, GC and data review
Experience of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks preferable
Knowledge/experience of quality technical report writing skills
Competent Use of Software systems in XL, Word, Powerpoint
Ideally experienced in utilising a Ariba purchasing system including troubleshooting skills
Previous experience of supporting compliance and integrity of quality systems to maintain GMP and any associated remedial activities.
Familiarity with supporting the introduction of new equipment / technology via documentation processes would be advantageous.
Ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and compliance whilst meeting deadlines in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Strong interpersonal skills to form strong working relationships with colleagues driving collaboration.
Exposure to continuous improvement.