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Downstream Development Engineer

Eurofins USA

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, MA posted February 18, 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

  • Support purification process development for diverse therapeutic biologics in the pipeline for both early and late stage product development.
  • Conduct all aspects of downstream process unit operations, including harvest centrifugation, depth filtration, chromatography, TFF, viral inactivation and viral filtration to support process development, optimization and characterization. Activities primarily occur at bench scale.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of new technology/equipment that can be applied across multiple programs.
  • Document data accurately in laboratory notebooks as per established company guidelines and procedures.
  • Draft technical reports, memos, procedures, protocols, and presentations as needed.
  • Organizational support and cross-functional project team participation.
  • Present to department and at project team meetings.


  • BS (0+ years) in Chemical Engineering/Biological Engineering/Biochemistry/Chemistry or related disciplines
  • Fundamental understanding of protein separation theories and practices
  • Understanding of chromatography specifically HPLC (affinity and ion exchange), Beer’s Law, and spectrophotometry, pH and conductivity
  • Understanding of cell removal via mechanical and physical means would be useful.
  • Purification process development experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry is highly desired
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information
Position is full-time, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Lexington, MA 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.