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Production Scientist- NMR

Company: EUROFINS SCIENT.
Location: Framingham
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

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 laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

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

In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer 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 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Please be advised: This position requires knowledge of NMR methods and instrumentation

The NMR Scientist is primarily responsible for the development, validation, and modification of analytical processes and procedures, in accordance with regulatory standards and laboratory policies and procedures. Ideal candidate should have experience/advanced knowledge of NMR methods and instrumentation, as well as with other traditional clinical laboratory methodologies/instrument, troubleshooting/maintenance, lab automation, and new method development.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

* Guide research projects through experimental design, conduction of experiments, data analysis, and formulation of conclusions.
* Execute accurate, timely, and thorough records of experiments and results.
* Maintain close communications with management team and other teams regarding project progress.
* Design, develop and execute validation protocols and support the reviews of the protocols to ensure the purpose, testing, and intended outcomes are defined and in compliance with Boston Heart's validation program and applicable regulatory requirements.
* Perform background research pertaining to disease state, current testing methodologies, and reasoning for the addition of the diagnostic test, and present this information to executive management.
* Supervise and mentor technicians/technologists and train colleagues on new procedures and/or technologies.
* Regularly perform literature and web searches related to new diagnostic technologies and present information during group meetings.
* Provide support for development of assay verification tools and sequence analysis as required by CAP.
* Participate in process troubleshooting based on requests of internal or external customers.
* Establish protocols and procedures for Research and Development, Quality Control, Production, and Clinical Laboratory teams and participate in the Quality Assurance plan as directed by Executive Management.
* Keep workstations clean according to established laboratory policies. Wear personal protective equipment, as necessary. Observe all safety guidelines and report any unsafe conditions to the laboratory supervisors. Perform and document instrument and procedural maintenance. Utilize inventory management system as required.
* Perform other duties and functions as directed by the Lab Manager and/or Director of Lab Operations.
* Participate in job specific training, competency assessment reviews and performance evaluations.
* Work with project manager(s) to complete responsibilities of validation projects within schedule, budget and quality constraints and function as project leadership when applicable.
* Guides the successful completion of major projects, generating internal and external reports and functions as project leader when applicable.
* Able to troubleshoot systemic validation issues and resolve deviations and develop technical solutions for complex problems.
* Independently provides and/or directs the technical validation support of process and/or equipment upgrades, replacements, and modifications in the laboratory.
* Work closely with department management providing support and technical advice for innovation, onboarding of new products, and process improvements.
* Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
* Complete complex or novel assignments requiring development of new and/or improved validation engineering techniques and procedures.
* Perform testing as necessary in accordance with the standard operating procedures and all regulatory requirements.
* Work with laboratory operations leader to ensure appropriate staffing of area of responsibility.
* Ensure laboratory associates have thorough understanding of assay theory, troubleshooting, and data analyses by serving as mentor and coach.
* Develops, implements, and monitors operational systems in accordance with state and federal guidelines (i.e. Quality Systems, Personnel training & competency, Proficiency Testing, Documentation Systems, Occurrence Management).
* Ensures compliance and inspection readiness at all times in accordance with federal regulations that apply to the testing facility.
* Resolve technical problems and ensure that appropriate corrective and preventive actions are taken when deficiencies or errors are found.
* Perform annual review of SOPs not requiring revision and relevant to those laboratory methods for which they have direct operational responsibility to determine if they continue to be accurate and applicable, as required.
* Identify inefficiencies in processes, workflow, and throughput and implement process improvements to minimize waste.
* Ensures that proficiency testing, alternative assessment, and QC are reviewed and investigated as necessary.
* Performs Instrument and equipment maintenance and function check record reviews and assessments with corrective action if problems are identified.
* Works with the Lab Director and Director of Operations on analyzing requests for new tests;
* Provide primary source of information and assistance to other departments as needed.
* Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, and maintaining records of test examinations.
* Maintain adequate inventory of supplies, reagents and material - escalate immediately when faced with shortage of supplies.
* Accept, complete and report on special assignments within the agreed upon timeframe.
* Demonstrate strong teamwork skills by effectively communicating, knowledge sharing and adequately prioritizing tasks to efficiently complete daily activities;
* Other duties as assigned by management.
* PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or equivalent
* 2-5 years of experience/advanced knowledge of NMR methods and instrumentation
* Direct experience with NUS 1H-13C HSQC experiments
* Knowledgeable/experience in the isolation of small molecules from biological fluids
* Demonstrated excellence in leading successful projects to completion
* Strong written and verbal communication; an ability to communicate technical material to non-technical audiences simply and clearly and collaborate well on a team
* Intense drive for problem solving, especially around analyzing and identifying key molecules in multi-component samples
* Will be working on automated and manual platforms
* Willing to work with potentially infectious human blood and body fluids
* Requires flexibility in schedule, working hours and days (potentially including weekends) outside of normal schedule when necessary
* 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
* Analytical judgment, problem solving skills, accuracy, and detail oriented
* High level of proficiency with PC based software programs

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience with various instrumentation and data analysis software packages
* Working knowledge of Document Control systems
* Thorough understanding of CLIA, CAP, NYS regulatory requirements
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Advanced knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word
* Strong understanding of Good Documentation/Laboratory Practices

Full-time, Monday- Friday 7am-9am start time. (Flexible Hours)

* 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

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Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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 laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

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

In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer 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 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: EUROFINS SCIENT., Framingham , Production Scientist- NMR, Other , Framingham, Massachusetts

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