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Radiochemistry Laboratory Technical Director - Eurofins TestAmerica - St. Louis, MO

Company: Eurofins USA
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 15, 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.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 55,000 staff across a network of more than 1000 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 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR --- 5.4billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

The Technical Director serves as a technical resource for Eurofins TestAmerica's personnel and clients in their field of expertise. Researches, develops, and implements new analytical methods and recommends process improvements to existing analyses. Manages technical projects and conducts evaluation of technologies. Writes and reviews laboratory SOPs and trains employees on methods and procedures. Performs sample analysis and final data review, and maintains and troubleshoots laboratory instruments.

Solves technical problems in the laboratory including troubleshooting instruments and develops or modifies methods as needed to meet customer requirements.
--- Performs sample analyses, data write up, and final data review.
--- Maintains and repairs analytical instruments to reduce downtime.
--- Consults with clients, regulators, and others regarding technical aspects of analyses.
--- Suggests and implements process improvements to maximize productivity, save costs, and decrease turn around time.
--- Develops or amends department SOP's.
--- Participates in Eurofins TestAmerica's best practice process to spread best technical practices and develop Eurofins TestAmerica Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Leads the implementation and follow-up of the best practices and SOPs in the laboratory.
--- Evaluates and adapts new technologies and methodologies.
--- Performs non-routine analysis as required to meet the needs of current long-term clients or as a means to capture new clients in support of business development efforts.
--- Manages technical projects.

Prepares reports and recommendations for senior laboratory management.
--- Sets up and conducts training for analyst and technicians in area of expertise.
--- Mentors associates in the laboratory.
--- Assists in the development of health and safety protocols.
--- Consults with Project Managers and sales staff regarding analytical techniques and capabilities.
--- Investigates issues raised by clients, quality assurance, sales, and other departments to find root cause and implement corrective action and proper response.
--- Contributes technical information and evaluation for deciding major new equipment purchases and capital expenditures.
--- Carries out technical and business tasks as assigned by management.

Qualifications

BS/BA degree in Chemistry or related field.
Minimum 5 years experience in an analytical laboratory. Supervisory experience preferred

Analytical chemistry principles
--- Mathematical principles and concepts
--- Instrument methodology
--- Qualuty assurance principles
--- Regulatory methods
--- Instrumental techniques
--- Laboratory operations
--- Problem solving skills
--- Math skills
--- Computer skills
--- Strong communication skills
--- Interpersonal skills
--- Analyze and assess data
--- Work independently
--- Repair and troubleshoot instrumentation
--- Handle multiple priorities
--- Keep up with new and developing technologies in area of expertise.
--- Cooperate and coordinate with other analysts/technicians in developing new technologies.
--- Meet cost and timeliness goals in management of short-term technical projects.

Additional Information

Eurofins Environment Testing Businesses in US are routinely engaged in Federal Contracts. Federal Government vaccination mandates apply to staff working in these businesses. Successful applicants will be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment.

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

EVOLUTION:

In a fast growing group, successful leaders are frequently being offered increased areas of responsibility (subject to geographic mobility).

Eurofins offers international opportunities to strong performers.

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

Eurofins Environment Testing Businesses in US are routinely engaged in Federal Contracts. Federal Governmentvaccination mandates apply to staff working in these businesses. Successful applicants will be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment.

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