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Research & Development Leader

Company: Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Location: Louisville
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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.

Job Description

Job Description

This is an exciting time to join the Eurofins Genomics LLC process development group. The company is rapidly expanding oligonucleotide manufacturing to support the increasing demand of molecular diagnostics. You will work directly with some of the biggest companies in life sciences to manufacture and develop oligonucleotides (oligos) and support ever evolving needs. Eurofins Genomics LLC has been active in supporting pandemic relief with primers/probe production for SARS-CoV-02 in addition to being a key supplier of oligos for other diagnostic applications. We have also teamed up with our local community to support projects in SARS-CoV-02 community surveillance.

The Process Development Leader is the primary owner of all production processes within oligonucleotide manufacturing. The Process Development leader has 6-10 direct reports that are Process Development Scientists with select levels of expertise (oligonucleotide synthesis, liquid handling, automation, purification, organic chemistry, and quality control). This position reports directly to the Director of Operations.

Shift Responsibilities

  • 730am- Team check in / project plan overview
  • 8am- Process development team check in; time to touch base with team members and Purification group management for ongoing/upcoming projects
  • 830am- Daily Production meeting; report out 5 minute overview of current projects
  • 9am-4pm: Development projects owned by leader, client meetings, collaboration projects with team and outside resources
  • 430am: Close out meeting with purification production leaders and process scientists

    General Overall Responsibilities
    • Act as the overarching owner of all development processes on the oligo production floor
    • Manage the process development group's overall priorities based on aligned company needs
    • Help plan and coordinate development projects with individual scientists; meet regularly to discuss/mentor
    • Interact and help guide purification group leadership based on development needs
    • Align daily with leadership team on priority developments
    • Work with collaborators outside Eurofins weekly to enhance technical insight and drive projects forward
    • Act as primary contact for new client projects

      Requirements

      Qualifications
      • Masters in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or related area of science plus --- 4 years in oligo/peptide production field or PhD in related area plus --- 1 years in oligo/peptide production field
      • Must have --- 2 years' experience in a leadership role
      • Proven track record successfully managing a team of similar size (direct reports)
      • Strong background in at least one of the following: HPLC (prep and anal.), liquid handling automation, MS-ESI, oligo synthesis, oligo cleavage/deprotection,
      • Previous experience working within controlled documents (cGMP)
      • Has previous experience leading projects and delegating to team members
      • Ability to perform under pressure of a fast paced production environment
      • Must be highly motivated, organized, effective and flexible
      • PC-based computer literacy, including in Microsoft Windows, Excel Word and internal lab applications (E2, LIMS).
      • Proven ability to work well with a team with little supervision
      • Excellent documentation and communication skills
      • Proficient in working with Hazardous Chemicals
      • Annual RCRA/HAZWOPPER awareness training
      • High work standards

        Preferences
        • Previous experience working in an ISO-9000 or cGMP environment.
        • 2-3 years of experience in a leadership role, ability to lift 35+ lbs
        • Previous oligonucleotide or peptide processing experience a plus

          Additional Information

          Position is full-time, Monday - Friday
          • 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 a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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