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GC Analyst I - Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing Toronto Inc.

Eurofins Scientific

Eurofins Scientific

IT, Product
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

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 2022, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.7 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 - Chemistry, the Analyst I will be responsible for providing basic technical support and analysis within the Biopharmaceutical Chemistry Testing Laboratory. This is a deadline-based, high-pressure work environment with ongoing projects for a variety of clients.

The Analyst I will have over 2 to 7 years of laboratory testing experience with demonstrated ability to complete role/duties that are more complex. Has handled a variety of instrumentation for analytical testing and will be able to work independently with minimal/no supervision. The incumbent must be energetic, exceedingly well-organized, and 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.

The Analyst I must:

  • Proficient in operating GC instruments with headspace FID and TCD detectors.
  • Knowledge HPLC/LC-MS/MS/GC-MS .
  • Ensures that all work is carried out in compliance with company Safety policies, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP/GLP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Analyze API, Raw Materials and Finished products for Assay, Impurities/ Residual solvents using GC instrument with minimum or no supervision;
  • Recognizes OOS or out of trend results and assist laboratory manager in the completion of lab investigations.
  • Calibrate instruments.
  • Process and report analytical results.
  • Update and report work into LIMS.
  • Review technical data, documents, and proposals as required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, and Excel).
  • Hands-on experience with pharmaceutical data acquisition software e.g. Chromeleon, e-LIMS, ETQ etc.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues/ difficulties with methods.
  • Co-ordinate with team members to perform method transfers between R&D group to QC group;
  • Promote and maintain a safe and healthy working laboratory environment in compliance with established health and safety procedures.
  • Be experienced in a wide variety of routine and some non-routine wet chemistry methods and procedures.
  • Strong interpretation of routine analysis or tests.
  • In-depth understanding of chromatography principles, types and techniques.
  • Have high troubleshooting skills, both with instruments and methods.
  • Apply technical judgment to determine potential problems for samples.
  • Track instrument quality control.
  • Appropriately follow safety, operational integrity and quality control requirements for the work that is done.
  • Be able to work under GMP guidelines, and be proficient with USP and pharmaceutical testing.
  • Explaining latest, applicable methods and techniques to perform various experiments and teaching necessary techniques that need to be adopted to complete a particular experiment or an allotted assignment.
  • Competent research and study skills to learn about innovative methodologies and equipment used for problem-solving and troubleshooting.
  • Accountable for the integrity and traceability of all data generated and reported
  • Design, preparation, and production of study materials including procedure manuals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Laboratory manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Sample preparation and Mobile phases preparation;
  • Documentation: Ensuring accurate reporting in lab books.
  • Using a wide range of sophisticated equipment and instruments to conduct analysis and research and troubleshoot instrumentation/methods
  • Perform other departmental tasks such as cleaning, supply ordering, assisting with instrumentation training and maintenance, etc
  • Perform analytical tests utilizing GC, HPLC/UPLC, UV, IR, FTIR, KF and other laboratory instruments.
  • Assess, compare, and perform risk assessments for compendial method compliance according to USP, EP, and other regulations
  • Mentoring/training junior staff members and Imparting training to new recruits for operation, calibration, and preventive maintenance of GC/GCMS/ HPLC/ LC-MS/MS, etc.
  • Writing SOPs
  • Ensure that work is performed in compliance with good manufacturing practices (GMP), standard operating procedures (SOPs), and the current test method.
  • Participates in general lab duties, including clean-up, administration, logbook review, and operations support.

Qualifications

Education:

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

Experience:

  • 2-7 years working with analytical instrumentation.
  • Ability to work directly from the USP or EP pharmacopeia and execute methods
  • Experience working in contract Laboratory is considered an asset.
  • Experience working with Pharmaceuticals.

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 www.eurofins.ca.

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 www.eurofins.ca

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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