Molecular and Cell Techniques Trainer

Eurofins USA BioPharma Services Lancaster, Pennsylvania
molecular trainer training technical molecular biology molecular biology dna r&r analytical testing services laboratory compliance
Company 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 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.

In 2019, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.




Job Description



Primary Responsibilities:

  • To provide training, technical expertise and education to new and existing technical staff in the area of molecular biology techniques (PCR/qPCR/Sanger Sequencing) and associated molecular assay(s).
  • Responsible for site training coordination of new hires, ensure department personnel fully support compliance-based activities by maintaining current training requirements and deliver timely reports of training results to trainees, departmental assistants, and department manager, as needed.
  • Assist in the design, innovation, and update of technical training curriculum and resources to be utilized within the department and in cooperation with operational leads.
  • Collaborate and integrate with site/and or parenteral training teams to benchmark and share best practice.


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Perform a wide range of analyses (routine and non-routine) to support bio-pharmaceutical testing. Analyses are primarily, but not limited to, Molecular Biology techniques, including DNA cloning, DNA purification, PCR/qPCR, primer design, DNA sequencing and analysis, bacterial transformation and culture, and protein expression/purification.
  • Possess subject matter expert (SME) level of technical acumen suitable to troubleshoot and overcome common technical challenges associated with molecular biology techniques.
  • Meet TAT for assigned testing/projects and work independently.
  • Review and evaluate raw data for acceptability.
  • Assist other technical staff in evaluation of raw data for acceptability.
  • Contribute to the development and validation of methods used within the department.
  • Be able to plan and organize work week and communicate schedule to management when required.
  • Attend client facing meetings as needed.
  • Document work as required for GMP compliance.
  • Work with quality departments to ensure all documentation meets GMP requirements for each assay developed.
  • Troubleshoot method and instrumentation problems; be proactive in solving technical problems.




Qualifications



The Ideal Candidate would possess:

  • Experience in managing and/or teaching people.
  • Expertise in molecular biology techniques (PCR/qPCR/Sanger Sequencing/DNA/RNA extraction/ Cloning/Gel electrophoresis, bacterial transformation and culture/aseptic techniques). Experience with cell culture (suspension and adherent) is preferred, but not required.
  • Familiarity with and/or hands-on experience with digital droplet PCR (ddPCR) and/or qPCR method development, qualification and/or validation.
  • Ability to work with individuals one-on-one or teach as a group. Ability to follow a training curriculum schedule for multiple individuals at differing levels.
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills; previous experience with any LIMS.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), attention to detail and the ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.


Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree in molecular/cellular biology or other related degree concentration, or equivalent directly-related experience; Master’s or Doctorate preferred but not required.


Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship


Additional information


Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, PR 12:00pm - 8:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Lancaster, PA are encouraged to apply.




Additional Information



  • 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.


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