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Quality Control Microbiology Scientist - Rensselaer, NY 12144


Eurofins Central Laboratory





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 specialised 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

  • Performs environmental monitoring of process areas.
  • Performs high purity water, clean steam, and compressed gas systems sampling.
  • Performs routine bioburden and endotoxin testing on utility samples.
  • Participates in the overtime and weekend schedule as required.
  • Participates in on-call scheduling as required
  • Maintains laboratory supplies, media, and reagents inventory.
  • Assists in coordinating equipment maintenance and calibration.
  • Participates in training of other employees.
  • Uses Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for sample and sample test result tracking.
  • May perform basic microbial identification.
  • May perform acceptance testing of commercially prepared microbiological culture media.
  • In-process microbiology testing
  • Maintaining laboratory supplies, media, and reagents inventory


  • Bachelors Degree in Life Sciences or equivalent or a High School diploma with relevant experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries
  • Environmental Monitoring experience preferred
  • Microbial identification procedure knowledge
  • Knowledge cGMP is a plus
  • 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
  • Experience with LIMS preferred
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

Position is full-time, multiple shifts available. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Rensselaer, NY 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.


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