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Microbiology Laboratory Analyst 2 – Eurofins Experchem

Eurofins NSC Canada Inc

This is a Full-time position in Thornhill, ON posted February 23, 2021.

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 specialized 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 This position is responsible for microbiology testing on food samples, as well as potentially Covid-19 testing on surface samples.

General Tasks & Responsibilities :
· Understand and follow Quality System documents relevant to responsibilities, e.g., Quality Manual, SOPs, and Methods.

· Adhere to appropriate quality measures to meet or exceed the standards set by ISO/IEC 17025, government regulatory, and company requirements relevant to assigned duties.

· Receiving and registration of sample.

Maintaining a neat and accurate record system of work performed on a daily basis and as needed for quality control tests or regulatory purposes.

· Perform sample preparation and analysis.

Ensure high level of accuracy.

· Complete laboratory testing on all incoming samples in an accurate, efficient and timely manner.

· Ensure sample turnaround time goals are met or exceeded.

· Cleaning of lab ware and decontamination.

· Media preparation and storage.

· Quality control procedures.

· Perform other related duties as assigned.

Technical Skills:
· Good computer skills
– proficiency with MS Office;
· Working knowledge of Laboratory Information management Systems (LIMS).

Qualifications Specific Qualifications :
· Intermediate microbiology techniques.

· Competent technical laboratory skills not requiring constant direct supervision.

· Must be able to handle all kinds of food samples (such as but not limited to nuts, meat, sea food, dairy).

· Experience with a number of routine methods and procedures and some non-routine methods.

· Familiar with instrumentation/equipment handling.

· Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.

· Experienced in the operation, routine maintenance and troubleshooting of specified instrumentation or equipment.

· Experience in RNA and DNA extractions.

· Experience in PCR technologies.

· Familiar with sample preparation procedures.

· Follows directions accurately.

· Able to work independently on a variety of tasks.

· Strong computer, organizational skills.

· Clear verbal and written communication skills.

· Skilled in data/report generation, retrieval and interpretation of routine analysis.

Technical Skills:
· Good computer skills
– proficiency with MS Office;
· Working knowledge of Laboratory Information management Systems (LIMS).

Additional Information Accommodation: Eurofins welcomes all qualified applicants, including those with disabilities.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process, or those needing job postings in an alternative format, may e-mail a request via the website at www.eurofins.ca.

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received international recognition as a great place to work.

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website at www.eurofins.ca We thank all applicants within commuting distance of North York, Ontario for showing an interest in this position.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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