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Sr. Vaccine Assay Development Scientist


This is a Full-time position in Upper Gwynedd Township, PA posted February 21, 2021.

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
Senior Scientist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following :

  • Support new and in-line vaccine programs
  • Provide analytical assay support for in-line product improvement studies.
  • Provide technical support for new and in-line products
  • Routine sample testing to support in-line product improvement.
  • Participate in departmental and cross functional project teams
  • Perform analysis of vaccine products and process intermediates utilizing various analytical techniques
  • Document work as required for GMP compliance
  • Author scientific reports, SOPs, and assay procedures
  • Effectively summarize and present results and recommendations at meetings and technical review sessions
  • Interact with cross-functional team members to design studies that will provide meaningful results

The ideal candidate would possess :

  • Experience with PCR, Capillary Electrophoresis (CE), Western Blot, Southern blot, Cell biology and/or virology experience
  • Strong laboratory/bench skills, with previous experience independently and collaboratively designing, executing and interpreting the results of analytical assays
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team in a hands-on laboratory setting, self-motivated, adaptable, and a positive attitude
  • Strong scientific, computer, organizational, and documentation skills, attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to perform method development and optimization
  • Familiarity with aseptic techniques


  • BS/MS Degree in biotechnology, biology, cell biology, virology, biochemistry, or other related degree concentration. If Bachelor’s degree then at least 5 years additional experience in pharmaceutical industry required.

Additional Information
Position is full-time, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with overtime as needed and the potential for some off shift hours as dependent on project needs. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of West Point, PA 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.