Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Summer Intern - Laboratory Assistant in Des Moines, Iowa

Recognized as a Center of Excellence for Nutrition, Eurofins Nutrition Analysis Center specializes in analyzing feed, commodities, pet food and dietary supplements for lipids, proximates and minerals for nutrition. This laboratory is also one of only 13 Official Referee laboratories for soybean meal and oil certified by the AOCS and NOPA. It is an USDA inspected laboratory.
Eurofins Nutrition Analysis Center is searching for a summer intern to work as a Laboratory Assistant in Des Moines, IA.
Laboratory Assistant responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following*:*

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  • Understand and follow Quality System documents relevant to responsibilities, e.g., Quality Manual, SOPs, Methods, and Local Policies.

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  • Adhere to appropriate quality measures, which meet or exceed the standards set by ISO/IEC 17025, government regulatory, and company requirements.

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  • Follow all company guidelines and procedures relevant to assigned duties.

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  • Adhere to all pertinent health, safety, and environmental regulations.

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  • Assist in the daily assaying of samples. Perform testing from a daily work list.

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  • Set up batches of samples to weigh and weigh samples.

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  • Identify from samples assayed the need for rechecks.

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  • Prepare solutions used in the daily testing of designated samples.

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  • Maintain a neat and accurate record system; keep accurate records of work performed on a daily basis or as needed for quality control tests or regulatory purposes.

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  • Record test data and results for samples in logbook, record book or BookMaster and enter the data or results into eLIMS either manually or through automatic export in a timely and accurate manner.

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  • Maintain a safe and clean laboratory; clean work area and glassware used in analyses, dispose of hazardous wastes according to established procedures; assist others in maintaining a clean, safe work environment.

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  • Identify method/matrix/analytical difficulties and report these together with proposed solutions to supervisor.

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  • Ensure that proprietary methodologies are not disclosed to non-employees except as approved in writing by the Laboratory Manager or appointed designate.

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  • Maintain a perpetual state of readiness and willingness to respond to the queries and needs of clients, staff, and co-workers.

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  • Remain current on technical, industry, and business advancements and trends as suggested by supervisor.

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  • Recommend more accurate or efficient laboratory equipment or procedures.

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  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with all company employees. Communicate orally and in writing to co-workers. This includes “intra” and “inter” departmental employees.

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  • Promote the company image through the exercising of sound and ethical business practices as related to the public and our customers.

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  • Other duties, as assigned.
The ideal candidate would possess*:*

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  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills

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  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail

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  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude

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  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
Basic Minimum Qualifications*:*

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  • Basic understanding of cGMP, GLP, and ISO 17025 guidelines

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  • High School diploma with 0-3 years of experience

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  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
Position is full-time, Monday-Friday (specific hours TBD) with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Des Moines, Iowa 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 vacation, personal days, and dental and vision options.
To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our website www.eurofinsus.com.
Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Organization: Eurofins Scientific, Inc.

Location: IA, Des Moines

Job Code: 12397