Job Description

Associate Scientist
Job Number: 20-04486
Be a part of a company that supports life-changing healthcare solutions. Eclaro is looking for a Associate Scientist  for our client in St. Louis, MO.
Eclaro’s client is a leading manufacturer of lab materials, technology and service supporting the Life Science field. If you’re up to the challenge, then take a chance at this rewarding opportunity!

Position Overview:
  • The Associate Scientist role exists to support product manufacturing by performing technical laboratory tasks through application of scientific knowledge, skill and ability.
  • Reports to:  The associate scientist role reports to the first-level technical supervisor in a department. 
  • Success defined as: Success in the associate scientist role occurs when the teammate can productively and adaptively apply their scientific knowledge, skill and ability to accurately complete technical production tasks, learn new processes, apply cost-reduction strategies and function as part of an integrated team.
  • Category & Core Requirements:
    • Safety:
      • Compliance with all department and company safety guidelines and procedures
      • Ability to assess hazards associated with materials used based upon SDS and determine appropriate PPE required
      • Practice sound safety behaviors throughout all processes
      • Ensure you are adequately trained prior to performing tasks, assignments
      • Identify and report any unsafe conditions and assist with solving the problem
      • Attend all required safety meetings and perform all required safety training
      • Participate in Department and Site Safety Initiatives as assigned
    • Quality:
      • Compliance with all department and company quality guidelines and procedures
      • Ensure all training is complete and in a timely manner
      • Notify supervisor of any deviation from established protocol
      • Participate in pre-audit activities
      • Utilize system of quality documents for recording maintenance, calibration and usage of equipment and instruments as directed by supervisor
      • Understand the concept of lean processes and maintain visual management system
      • Identify improvement opportunities
      • Understand process for non-conformances and perform applicable tasks associated with RCAs
      • Update documents and initiate change control relevant to role
      • Train new teammates on required assays relevant to role
      • Perform established validation testing, including documentation of results, relevant to role
    • Delivery:
      • Schedule, set up and perform routine group tasks according to established protocols
      • Review protocol and set up group specific tasks according to priority level
      • Select and prepare appropriate equipment or instrumentation to be used for testing
      • Perform routine assays scheduled by Supervisor or Designee
      • Accurately document and communicate status of tests and outcomes
      • Communicate any unexpected observations to Supervisor or Designee
      • Complete the volume of work required to achieve departmental goals and meet the established deadlines
      • Defer to Supervisor or designee prior to making deviations from established protocols
      • Accurately analyze test results
      • Primary focus is delivery of final assay results
      • Schedule, set up and perform routine group testing and occasional complex testing according to established protocols
    • Teamwork:
      • Contribute to the support functions of the lab
      • Ensure lab supplies are adequately stocked
      • Prepare testing reagents (buffers, gels, standards, etc.) as needed
      • Maintain equipment (clean and calibrate); properly document and notify appropriate individuals if calibration is overdue
      • Maintain a clean work area and properly dispose of waste
      • Perform other group responsibilities thoroughly and on time
      • Actively works with teammates and communicates respectfully
      • Willingness to change focus so that all critical tasks are to be covered daily
      • Actively participates in cross training to meet changing business demands
Required Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering or related Life Science; or minimum of 5 years relevant lab experience 
  • Competencies/Skills:      
    • PC operation
    • Proficient in Laboratory Math Skills
    • Effective time management  and organizational skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Familiarity with analytical techniques and instrumentation
    • Knowledge in Life Science
    • Willingness to adapt to changing roles throughout the organization, based on business demands

If hired, you will enjoy the following Eclaro Benefits:
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan administered by Merrill Lynch
  • Commuter Check Pretax Commuter Benefits
  • Eligibility to purchase Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance through Eclaro
If interested, you may contact:
Maria Castañeda       
Maria Castañeda | LinkedIn
Equal Opportunity Employer
: Eclaro values diversity and does not discriminate based on Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status. 

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