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, from 800 laboratories across 47 countries and employs about 45.000 staff.
To work within a busy laboratory environment dealing with internal/external customers ensuring our excellent customer service is upheld. Contribute to the success of the casework team in various key areas including casework administration, submissions function and laboratory technician.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
To include but not limited to:
Archiving and retrieval of hard copy and electronic files as required
To actively manage and carry out the process of returns, transfers, retention and destruction of exhibits submitted for forensic examination. To ensure that full continuity and chain of custody is maintained at all times.
To be responsible for general office duties. To include filing, meeting visitors and handling incoming and outgoing post
Maintaining key databases and assisting with data entry task
Order, store and distribute reagents and consumables
Scheduling and supervision of maintenance engineers in line with business requirements
Booking travel arrangements and accommodation
To maintain and clean lab, submissions and exhibit storage areas.
To monitor storage conditions including taking fridge and freezer temperatures
Assist with the booking in of exhibits upon submission, general administration including estimating/invoicing and overseeing defence scientists
Support with the booking and organisation of occupational health visits
Required Knowledge, Experience and Technical Skills
Understanding and abiding by the confidential nature of the business
A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above to include English, Maths, Science and ICT
Full commitment to and demonstration of the values on which Eurofins Forensic Services is founded. These are; Customer Focus, Quality, Competence & Team Spirit and Integrity
Attention to detail
A good telephone manner
Strong interpersonal skills
Highly motivated and pro-active attitude
High levels of concentration
Good organisational skills
Due to the highly sensitive nature of the work, applicants should note that security clearance is required for this role. To gain security clearance you must have three years continuous residency in the UK. Criminal convictions may prevent you from gaining security clearance. In addition, this role will in require alcohol/drug screening.
The role may be required to participate in any requirement for shift working and/or weekend rota cover (in office or on call) as business needs dictate, either on the basis of hours which are additional to the standard week or by rostering. Where this is required, appropriate rota payments will be made.
Due to the nature of the work we undertake on-site, you must inform us if you come into contact with any firearms or ammunition through work or any other reason as there will be precautions you will need to take in order to enter the premises. This also applies to persons involved in clay pigeon shooting, and those who regularly use any cartridge based tools such as nail/stud guns. Please provide details on your application.
Vacancy Reference: EURO333
Contract: 12-18 Month FTC