Associate Scientist

River Falls, Wisconsin

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 generatedtotal revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

Eurofins BioDiagnostics, Inc. is a leading provider of seed testing services to the seed industry with customers worldwide. Eurofins BioDiagnostics (EBDI) uses state-of-the-art DNA, protein and analytical chemistry-based technologies to help customers reduce time to market and produce high quality seed.

Eurofins Bioanalytical Services is searching for a trait purity department associate scientist in River Falls, WI.

Associate Scientist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Communicate effectively, work cooperatively, and promote inclusive team culture.
  • Direct sample flow and preparation in an efficient manner.
  • Ensure written protocol accuracy and efficient execution of written protocols.
  • Propose and communicate process improvements for trait purity lab testing.
  • Communicate labor needs of team.
  • Participate in general laboratory maintenance. Maintain clean working environment.
  • Maintain appropriate volumes of solutions, inventory & supplies.
  • Assist coordination of training trait purity seasonal staff.
  • Coordinate planting, evaluating, and confirmation testing within the scope of trait purity department.
  • Participate in root-cause analysis and corrective and preventive action plans.
  • Participate in and document lab protocol & development initiatives.


The ideal candidate would possess:
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, promote inclusive team culture, and motivate & inspire team to achieve lab goals.
  • Positively impacts the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the lab team.
  • Role may require high levels of evaluative judgment due to fluctuating sample volume or interpretation of test results.
  • Computer competency and working knowledge of Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong proficiency in electronic communications
  • Accredited Registered Genetic Technologist with the Society of Commercial Seed Technologists. Lab may sponsor candidate for accreditation process.
Basic Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor of Science in a field related to Agriculture or Laboratory Science is preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills, promote inclusive team culture, and motivate & inspire team to achieve lab goals.
  • Good attention to detail, ability to effectively work in a team environment and communication skills are required for this position.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to learn to use lab specific hardware and software as needed.
  • Must be willing to cross train departments as needed.
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of River Falls, WI are encouraged to apply.
  • 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 aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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