Analyst II (Microbiology) – Eurofins Experchem Laboratories, Inc.

  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Eurofins


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 35 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 61,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of ca. 900 laboratories in 61 countries. Eurofins companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2023, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.515 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.




Job Description

Basic Function: Reporting directly to the Department Head, Medical Cannabis, Analyst II will be responsible for providing basic technical support and analysis within the Medical Cannabis Microbiology Testing Laboratory. This is a deadline-based, high-pressure work environment with ongoing projects for a variety of clients.



Analyst II will have some experience in handling instrumentation analyses and will be able to work independently with minimal supervision. The incumbent must be energetic, exceedingly well-organized, flexible, and must have the ability to interact with customers and staff in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining proactive, resourceful, and efficient. A high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role.

Analyst II must:


  • Capable of operating microbiology-specific instruments such as autoclaves, incubators, spectrophotometers, and PCR machines.
  • Experienced in a wide range of microbiological testing methods including culture-based techniques, microbial identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, endotoxin testing, and sterility testing.
  • Proficient in interpreting microbiological test results, including colony counts, growth characteristics, biochemical reactions, and PCR data.
  • Skilled in troubleshooting microbiological test methods and equipment issues to ensure accurate results.
  • Able to write comprehensive lab reports following SOPs and regulatory guidelines.
  • Familiar with and capable of executing general laboratory duties in microbiology according to SOPs.
  • Knowledgeable in working under GMP and GLP guidelines, and familiar with USP standards for pharmaceutical microbiology testing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review technical data, documents, and proposals related to microbiological testing procedures and research projects.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and difficulties with microbiological testing methods, ensuring accuracy and reliability of results.
  • Provide technical support to the R&D team, assisting in writing reports and executing method transfer, verifications, and validations specific to microbiology.
  • Assist in revising SOPs, forms, and laboratory documentation tailored for microbiological testing procedures.
  • Conduct ongoing SOP and technical training for laboratory staff to enhance their proficiency in microbiological testing techniques.
  • Support the customer service team by providing technical expertise and resolving microbiology-related inquiries.
  • Perform a variety of microbiological tests, including sample preparation, media preparation, and operation of microbiology-specific instrumentation.
  • Interact with clients to maintain positive relationships and ensure their microbiological testing needs are met.
  • Assist in administrative tasks assigned by the manager, focusing on microbiology laboratory operations.
  • Perform system qualification and calibration for microbiological testing equipment to maintain accuracy and compliance with regulatory standards.



Qualifications


Education

  • A B.Sc. degree preferably in Microbiology, or diploma in a related field;
  • A solid background and understanding of Microbiology is mandatory;
  • Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office, especially Excel.


Experience

  • 3-5 years in microbiology testing;
  • Experience working with marijuana or NHPs;
  • Experience working in a contract laboratory is considered an asset.

Other Required Skills

  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • A good command of English is necessary;
  • High level of accuracy and strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently, while supporting a collaborative, team-based department;
  • Ability to multitask and remain calm under pressure;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines;
  • Must be proactive, self-disciplined, and able to demonstrate a high level of productivity;
  • Demonstrate satisfactory work performance and attendance record;
  • Demonstrate leadership by guiding and coordinating technical teams in microbiological testing, promoting collaboration and productivity, while maintaining a high level of professionalism;
  • Display a high level of professionalism;
  • Willingness to learn with the ability to retain information quickly and apply knowledge to various scenarios.

WORKING CONDITIONS


This position is working in a laboratory environment where standing is required for greater than 50% of the time to work at the bench for analyses. Light lifting requirements of no more than 20 lbs. Hazardous materials are handled using established safety procedures and appropriate PPE. Some lifting and carrying (up to 10 kg).


Additional Information


At Eurofins we offer excellent full-time benefits including health & dental coverage, life and disability insurance, RRSP with 3% company match, paid holidays, paid time off.

Accommodation: Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process, or those needing job postings in an alternative format, may e-mail a request via the website at


As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received international recognition as a great place to work. To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website at

We thank all applicants within commuting distance of GTA, Ontario for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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