PCR Scientist: Covid Testing

Saint Charles, Missouri
Sep 18, 2020
Oct 18, 2020
Full Time
Position Type

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 specialized clinical diagnostics testing.

 In 2019, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 4.56 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following :

  • Conducts daily specimen processing, data analysis and results reporting in the Transplant Genomics Inc (TGI) CLIA Laboratory
  • Participates in all lab operations, including proficiency testing, quality management functions, lab safety compliance and ongoing training/development
  • Participates in other essential laboratory activities including reagent QC, equipment maintenance, Personnel training & competency assessment, Proficiency Testing, Documentation Systems, Occurrence Management
  • Assists with Assay Validation projects, including participation in Validation testing and validation report documentation
  • Helps maintain patient and laboratory records consistent with state and federal regulations
  • Helps to maintain regulatory compliance and inspection readiness at all times in accordance with federal regulations that apply to the testing facility
  • Acts in compliance with company policies and procedures:  general policies, Exposure Control, Chemical Hazard, Illness and Injury Prevention Program, and Quality Assurance Program
  • Supports the company in the achievement of its goals


The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Experience with molecular diagnostic techniques such as DNA/RNA isolation, microarray platforms, Bioanalyzer, NanoDrop and cDNA amplification techniques, is preferred
  • A desire to participate in projects beyond the scope of bench duties, in the form of special projects
  • Experience with cutting edge technologies to build technical and leadership skills beyond the lab bench
  • A working knowledge of local, state and federal laboratory regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple disciplines, good team approach, good written and oral communication skills, administrative skills, and above-average computer skills
  • Highly organized, good documentation skills and attention to detail
  • Result and goal oriented attitude, having integrity, a strong work ethic and a commitment to quality
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment; flexible and quickly adaptable to changing priorities
  • Effective personal communication skills, with excellent training skills


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in life science; Completion of a CLS training program at an accredited institution
  • 6 years of clinical laboratory experience (for CLS III consideration)
  • Authorization to work in the Unites States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday- Friday

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