Quality Assurance Assistant - Eurofins TestAmerica - University Park, IL
Eurofins

University Park, Illinois


Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment, 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 for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the leading global emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing.

In 2020, Eurofins generated 4.2 billion Euro proforma turnover in 800 laboratories across 50 countries, employing about 50.000 staff.

Job Description

The Quality Assurance Assistant assists the Quality Assurance Manager during audits and client visits. Helps maintain reference data in LlMS and performs spot audits internally at the request of the QA Manager. Performs customer service requests for Project Management staff, supplies SOP's, certification information, and method information. Works with the laboratory to maintain SOP's and other method performance documentation as directed by the Quality Assurance Manager.

Quality Assurance Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Perform QA data audits to ensure laboratory is in compliance with policies and procedures

Assist in scheduling of proficiency testing samples and other QC samples. Process and report QC samples as routine samples to appropriate agencies

Issue controlled and uncontrolled documents to enforce current policies and SOP's

Assist QA Manager in maintaining the laboratory's reference data

Prepare or post certification applications

Assist in internal and external audits and client visits

Ensure maintenance of training records for all employees

Maintain methods capability list on TotalAccess

Maintain certifications list on TotalAccess

Assist in identification of systematic problems within laboratories

Recommend resolutions for ongoing or recurring nonconformance

Maintain historical indices of all technical records including SOPs, QC records, laboratory data, etc

Ensure maintenance of records archives

Assist operations personnel in writing QA SOP's

Assist departments in generating MDL spreadsheets and calculations, reviewing MDL studies

Provide SOP's, QAMP's, and answer certification questions for Project Managers

Answer questions on methods from laboratory personnel

Subcontract laboratory information maintenance

Laboratory surveillance to ensure equipment calibration

The ideal candidate would possess:

Environmental analytical methods

Environmental regulatory requirements

Quality Assurance requirements

Time management skills

Ability to prioritize

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

Qualifications

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

Requires some college chemistry coursework, including lab experience

Requires demonstrated knowledge of chemistry lab terms, laboratory work, and measurement

Requires 1+ years bench chemistry experience

Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

Position is full-time, typically Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of University Park, IL are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins 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, please explore our website www.eurofinsus.com.

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


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