Senior Scientist - Regulatory Cardiac Safety / Electrophysiology

Eurofins Discovery
St. Charles, MO

The Senior Scientist ensures study design; execution and reporting align with regulatory and client project specifications. The Senior Scientist provides critical client consultation throughout study life cycle and ensures lab compliance to study design. This role will support cardiac safety screening in a GLP-compliant electrophysiology lab and serve as a Principal Investigator for regulated studies. This role requires technical expertise, portfolio leadership, leadership competencies, and proficiency in client communication within a contract research organization.


The Senior Scientist is a scientific leadership position, responsible for providing guidance and alignment between our customer base, the industry at large, commercial teams and service operations. This role will be collaborative and influential in a broad network of business functions in support of delivering high quality services to our valued customers, and driving business growth, brand recognition, and alignment with Eurofins' core competencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Develops client and stakeholder relationships through technical leadership and collaboration
  • Manages client projects in all phases of study life cycle from study design to reporting
  • Provides guidance and oversight for compliance and scientific integrity of the studies to ensure that studies are performed in a compliant manner
  • Understand and follows all procedures and processes required for work performed under Regulatory Compliance (i.e. GxP, FDA/GLP and GCP, OECD, CLIA, etc.) and completes annual GLP training
  • Directs investigations of service operations, such as deviation reports, non-conforming reports, corrective action reports, etc. ; produces documentation according to established standards
  • Drafts and approves operations documents to assure consistency with regulatory standards and requirements (i.e. SOPs, batch records, training records, etc.)
  • Responsible for data review, analysis review and ensuring accuracy and integrity of reporting
  • Provides scientific guidance that supports technical writing and final review of Validation Plans and Reports as required
  • Supports client services team in generating proposals, RFPs, study plans and scope of work preparation; assists pricing team in completing custom pricing and cost analysis
  • Completes required training and supports 100% of Employee Health and Safety requirements
  • Manages responsible use of confidential IT and business systems, as required
  • Ensures accurate data management and reporting, with the highest integrity, and manages quality control on project data and reports
  • Accountable for delivering to unit and site key performance metrics (quality, delivery on time)
  • Provides training to colleagues and external end users, when required
  • Performs other duties, as assigned
  • Supports unit goals and demonstrates Eurofins' competencies, as defined in the job plan


Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in manual patch clamp electrophysiology in a FLP-compliant laboratory
  • Scientific expertise in Ion Channel electrophysiology and applications to execute safety pre-clinical studies
  • Technical experience and knowledge in supporting compound cardiac safety profiling within drug discovery programs, form early drug discovery to IND submission life cycle
  • Experience developing client relationships, supporting technical correspondence, drafting and presenting scientific proposals to clients
  • Experience in drafting and executing equipment and method validation according to 21CFR11 compliance

Education / Experience:

  • M.A. or M.S. with 5 years relevant experience
  • Ph.D. with 3 years relevant experience

Ability / Skills:

  • Demonstrates a positive attitude, capacity for team environment, and exhibits a genuine interest in drug discovery in support of advancing human health
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills, including ability to prepare detailed scientific reports and group presentations
  • A working understanding of international regulatory requirements and aptitude to stay relevant on topical scientific publications
  • Ability to support project management, plan and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, with appropriate allocation of available resources
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with lab operations, business development, marketing, and outsourcing stakeholders
  • experience with leading influencing cross-functional teams effectively