Quality Control Microbiology Scientist II- Group Leader

Job title: Quality Control Microbiology Scientist II- Group Leader

Company: Eurofins

Job description: Company Description

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 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.

Job Description

Laboratory Responsibilities

  • Performs all duties relevant to the Quality Control Microbiology Analyst position as required.
  • Performs environmental monitoring and compressed gas collection of controlled environments
  • Performs collection of water and clean steam samples from manufacturing systems
  • Performs lab support functions and inventory management
  • Maintains laboratory supplies, media, and reagents inventory
  • Performs laboratory investigation reports.
  • Uses Laboratory Information Management System (LJMS) for sample and sample test result tracking.
  • Schedules above tasks on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis
  • A strong work ethic and ability to meet physical demands including, but not limited to, routinely lifting objects of 25 lbs. or more, walking and standing for extended periods of time, pushing or pulling carts and equipment and bending down or reaching for supplies.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Supports and monitors performance of team of analysts
  • May participate in new hire interviews
  • Supports the on-boarding process of new employees
  • Participates in training of other employees.
  • Performs peer review of data.
  • Assists in coordinating equipment maintenance and calibration.
  • Participates in the overtime and weekend schedule as required.


The Ideal Candidate would possess:

  • Laboratory experience (microbiology preferred)
  • 3-5 Years of cGMP experience
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • 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
  • Experience with LIMS preferred

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences, or other science related degree concentration, or equivalent directly-related experience
  • 3-5 year previous leadership experience
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

The position is full-time, Tuesday-Saturday 7 am-3:30 pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Rensselaer, NY, and the surrounding areas are encouraged to apply.

What we offer:

  • 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
  • Base compensation is $32-$37 per hour based on experience.
  • 2nd and 3rd shift positions will add a 10% and 15% differential to the base pay.

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Professional Scientific Services® (PSS) is a global, award-winning insourcing solution that places our people at our clients’ site dedicated to running and managing laboratory services while eliminating headcount, co-employment and project-management worries.

We infuse our 55-year track record of scientific and laboratory operations expertise, as well as HR and great place to work best practices, to recruit, hire, train and manage highly qualified scientists to perform laboratory services using our client’s quality systems and equipment.

To learn more about Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, please explore our website .


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

Expected salary: $32 – 37 per hour

Location: Rensselaer, NY

Job date: Sat, 23 Dec 2023 23:49:20 GMT

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