Project Assistant/Laboratory Technician - Eurofins Environment Testing - Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, Tennessee

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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 laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

The Eurofins network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. It is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Job Description

The Project Assistant/Lab Technician will coordinate the preparation and shipping of media and labeled bottles for source and ambient air sampling as assigned. The Project Assistant will perform some media preparation duties in conjunction with Project Managers and laboratory personnel. Will also be responsible for maintaining inventory of sampling supplies. May include other clerical and organizational duties for Project Management. When needed, they will assist Project Management or Sample Management in greeting clients, sorting and logging in samples, especially as relates to air sampling. All duties will be subject to Eurofins' Quality Assurance programs and Standard Operating Procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Demonstrate and promote the company vision

Show regular attendance and punctuality

Perform job functions in compliance with Eurofins Environment Testing's EHS and QA standards

Apply GMP/GLP in all areas of responsibility, as appropriate

Work under close supervision using routine and standard procedures

Take responsibility for general housekeeping in group's work area

Learn to use the Laboratory Information Management System to access project information, log in samples, record essential data and information, and check project status.

Perform tasks that support all project management, with an emphasis on Source Air projects. These include:

  • Facilitate Project Management, assisting project managers at every step in the project development and execution process
  • Prepare Project Documents as needed, including Master Sample Lists, Requests for Analysis Forms, Chain of Custody Forms, Media Request Forms, Invoices and similar documentation
  • Organize and maintain inventories of needed sampling materials and supplies
  • Prepare labelled bottles for specific projects
  • Prepare sample media as assigned
  • Coordinate preparation of sample media by other laboratory personnel
  • Pack and ship sample containers and media as required
  • Greet samples on arrival, organize and inventory samples for log-in
  • Log-in samples to Laboratory Information Management System
  • Store samples properly with the correct storage conditions
  • Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned

The successful candidate will demonstrate the willingness and ability to become trained and competent in the use of word processing software, spreadsheets and laboratory data management systems to prepare documentation and supplies for projects to be provided to clients, and assist in other project management activities as needed.

Work Schedules

Work schedules are generally Monday - Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM with a half hour lunch break. Overtime is offered and may be expected when needed to meet work load demands.


Basic Minimum Qualifications (BMQ): To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill or ability required.
  • Education/Experience: BS or BA in chemistry or related field or attending college for a degree.
  • Partial completion of a degree in the natural sciences with relevant laboratory experience may substitute for a degree.
  • Laboratory experience is very desirable.
  • Previous production-oriented work helpful (awareness and ability to meet deadlines)
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship
Desirable Skills and Ability:

Reading, writing and speaking skills

Use calculator/mathematical formulas and concepts

Excellent computer skills, such as word processing, using spreadsheets

Time management and organization skills

Complete work within time and quality constraints

Work independently following written or verbal instructions

Positive attitude and a desire to work as a member of a team

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday - Friday day shift, with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Knoxville, TN 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, paid time off, and dental and vision options.

To learn more about Eurofins, please explore our

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

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

Eurofins Environment Testing Businesses in the US are routinely engaged in Federal Contracts. Federal Government vaccination mandates may apply to staff working in these businesses. Successful applicants may be required to confirm vaccination status or demonstrate eligibility for medical or religious exemptions prior to commencing employment. In addition, certain positions require travel for which vaccination is required in accordance with Eurofins policy.

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