Biochemist - Entry Level
Eurofins

Kalamazoo, Michigan


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

We are seeking a biochemist to assist at the bench with protein purification and analytical characterization. This scientist would perform day-to-day protein biochemistry activities including protein purification by affinity methods, SDS-PAGE analysis, analytical SEC, CGE, buffer preparation, protein quantitation, dialysis, concentration, sterile filtration, and final vialing. The ideal candidate would also demonstrate good laboratory safety awareness and notebook documentation. Self-motivation, excellent communication, attention to detail, organizational and problem solving skills, and an ability to work independently are essential.This position will predominantly be in alaboratory setting.There may be exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•Protein purification (mAbs, therapeutic proteins, reagent proteins) by affinity or native methods

•Use and troubleshoot the AKTA suite of purification instruments

•Analytical characterization of proteins by SDS-PAGE, CGE, Western Blot, and analytical SEC

•Perform high-throughput sample testing in an organized and timely manner

•Quantitate proteins by UV and BCA assay

•Dialyze and concentrate proteins

•Sterile filtration, formulations, and vialing

•Maintain electronic laboratory notebooks, prepare precise technical report summaries, analysis and maintain appropriate documentation

•Self-motivation, excellent communication, attention to detail, organizational and problem-solving skills, and an ability to work independently

Qualifications

  • Educational background: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in scientific discipline with emphasis in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, or related disciplines with 1-3 years of hands on experience
  • Training and experience with protein purification techniques and instrumentation a plus (AKTA Unicorn suite, HPLC)
  • Working knowledge of and/or skills in protein characterization (SDS-PAGE, CGE, Western Blot, SEC, protein quantitation, buffer preparation)
  • Ability to perform basic dilution and stoichiometric calculations
  • Ability to think critically and relate assay results to biophysical/biochemical protein properties
  • Ability to work independently with ambiguity and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Attention to detail and good oral and written communication skills

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Kalamazoo, MI are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins Lancaster Labs employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, please explore our websitewww.lancasterlabs.com.

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


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