Staff Scientist, Biochemistry


Posted on: March 15, 2023

Closing: April 14, 2023

Salary: Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

Job 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 labeling 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 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR € 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Eurofins BioPharma Product Testing-Columbia has delivered expert scientific support to companies working to improve human and animal health. As a member of the Eurofins BPT Columbia team, you’ll work alongside respected technical experts dedicated to scientific excellence in a process driven regulatory compliant environment.

Job Description

Eurofins BPT-Columbia is looking for a Staff Scientist to join our Biotech team located in Columbia, Missouri, which provides a comprehensive range of biopharmaceutical services from analytical physical-chemical characterization to routine release and stability testing utilizing well-established techniques including HPLC, capillary electrophoresis (CE and iCE), light scattering, ELISA, cell bioassays and mass spectrometry. Ideal candidate would have at least 4 years of post-academic experience in protein chemistry/analytical chemistry with familiarity working under GLP and/or GMP regulations preferred. This is an opportunity to work in a state of the art laboratory and be a technical leader within the group engaging in complicated projects for Eurofins clients.

The Staff Scientist position is an advanced level professional position involved in planning own work and supervising the day-to-day activities in a laboratory setting under prescribed processes (protocols, standard operating procedures, methods, etc.).

  • Completes work for research and development under CGMP and/or GLP guidelines for studies, documentation, etc.
  • Conducts and monitors studies to ensure data accuracy and report quality.
  • Writes reports on studies.
  • Provides complex analytical work on projects and studies using a range of analytical techniques and instruments.
  • Works with independence on studies and assignments.
  • Typically serves as technical leader within a group or team and may serve as project leader/study director on assigned projects.

The ideal candidate would possess:

  •  Experience in Biochemistry method development and validation for chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques in a GMP environment.
  • Experience in Biochemistry analytical techniques, both chromatographic and electrophoretic in a GMP environment.
  • Experience with biochemistry methods used in protein and antibody molecules.
  • Experience in participating in validation activities and understanding validation components.
  • Protein chemistry experience
  • HPLC and/or UPLC experience
  • Reverse Phase, Ion Exchange, and/or Size Exclusion types of chromatography experience.
  • Detectors: uv/vis, fluorescence, CAD, MALS, MS experience
  • Capillary Electrophoresis (CE) experience
  • Isoelectrofocusing (IEF) using iCE experience
  • QA or quality data review experience with GMP or GLP
  • Good documentation skills, experience with GxPs a bonus


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, or other directly related field or degree with comparable coursework in the above areas and a minimum of five years of experience in a directly relevant setting.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field and three years of directly relevant experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree and experience.
  • PhD in a relevant field may be substituted for bachelor’s degree and experience.
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship.

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with overtime as needed.  Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Columbia, MO are encouraged to apply.

As a Eurofins employee, you will become part of a company that has received national recognition as a great place to work.  We offer excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, paid holidays and PTO, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website

We are looking forward to receiving your application including your expected salary and possible start date via our career website.

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


Posted on: March 15, 2023

Closing: April 14, 2023

Salary($): Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

Career Focus: Analyst, Quality, Scientist

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