Scientific Manager
Eurofins

Saint Charles, Missouri


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

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 55,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 50 countries. 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.

In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

  • Leads scientific teams in support of Biotherapeutics Services in a contract research setting
  • Reports key performance metrics and leads continuous improvement and LEAN initiatives
  • Provides technical leadership in complaint investigations, troubleshooting failure, root cause analysis, and leads corrective action plans to maintain high performance in scientific services
  • Ensures accurate data management and reporting, with the highest integrity, and performs quality control approval and release of data and client reports
  • Leads BTX research and development objectives and manages resource to plan
  • Develops client and scientific relationships, and provides sound scientific guidance and oversight in project planning, execution, reporting and interpretation
  • Supports Client Services team, Study Directors, and/or Technical Director in proposal scope of work preparation and Product Management teams in pricing and cost analysis
  • Works effectively in a team environment, under minimal direction, to achieve business production, while adhering to project timelines and quality objectives
  • Routinely communicates project updates to internal and external clients
  • Coordinates work flow with team Supervisors, the Operations Manager, Scientific and Technical Directors, as applicable. Provides strategic staffing plan and ensures resources meet business demand and new growth initiatives
  • Responsible for managing employees, including hiring, day-to-day scheduling, training , development, EHS compliance, performance appraisals, competency testing, counseling, and discipline
  • Conducts supervisory responsibilities with efficiency, respect, and empathy, in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
  • Understand requirements for work performed within a GxP site in order to work with other organizations within the Eurofins family
  • Manages team in compliance of Employee Health and Safety requirements
  • Manages use and maintenance of lab equipment and department assets
  • Directs equipment life-cycle and planning, including instrument selection, evaluation, and validation; acquisition, implementation and performance monitoring
  • Conducts responsible use of confidential IT and business systems, as required
  • Manages department SOPs and lab quality documentation requirements
  • Responsible for maintaining training curriculum and ensuring employee training compliance
  • Scientific Manager may fulfill the role of Study Director, Group Leader and Principal Scientist, as required
  • Supports unit goals and demonstrate Eurofins' competencies, as defined in the job plan

Qualifications

Basic Minimum Qualifications (BMQ):
  • Proven experience with portfolio expansion and research/development in an industry setting
  • Working knowledge of biotherapeutics drug discovery (preferably large molecules and cell and gene therapy)
  • Demonstrated experience with developing client relationships, technical correspondence and consultation
  • Experience leading and managing scientific teams
Education/Experience (BMQ):
  • B.A. or B.S. with 12 years relevant experience
  • M.A. or M.S. with 10 years relevant experience
  • Ph.D. with 8 years relevant experience
Ability / Skills (BMQ):
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude, capacity for team environment, and exhibits a genuine interest in drug discovery in support of advancing human health
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills, including ability to prepare detailed scientific reports and group presentations
  • A working understanding of international regulatory requirements and aptitude to stay relevant on topical scientific publications
  • Ability to develop and implement standard operating procedures, maintenance instructions, and technical reports
  • Ability to multitask with organization and manage time effectively. Demonstrates flexibility to accommodate, schedule, execute and manage concurrent activities
  • Ability to support work in a laboratory setting, according to the physical requirements of laboratory role
  • Lab equipment and office computer/software proficiency
  • Expert level technical expertise in laboratory techniques
  • Abilitiy to lead and inspire scientific teams, train, mentor, and objectively review direct reports and support personnel
  • Ability to plan and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring appropriate allocation of available resources

Additional Information

Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of St. Charles, MO 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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