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Requisition Number 18-0336
Post Date 12/5/2018
Title Expert Technician
Employment Type Full Time Regular
Department Ecotox
City Columbia
State MO

EAG delivers a broad array of GLP and CGMP-compliant product development and analytical testing services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, animal health, crop protection, consumer products, and chemical industries.  As a member of our team, you’ll work alongside respected experts dedicated to scientific excellence.  Our laboratories are modern.  Our instrumentation is sate of the art.  And we are growing!  Go to to learn more about our company and our community.

The Expert Technician performs complex laboratory tests, procedures, extractions, and participates in laboratory housekeeping. Completes work for research and development, GLP studies and documents, and reports data in a timely manner according to regulatory guidelines. As appropriate, maintains chain of custody for all samples, reference standards, controlled substances, controlled materials, and blank matrices.

Job Duties:

  • Generates data from a variety of laboratory techniques and analytical instrumentation such as but not limited to, pH, analytical balance, chromatography techniques, sample preparation, etc.
  • Participates in studies as directed. Works independently to complete the necessary tasks associated with projects in designated areas.
  • Carries out complex experiments and procedures in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements as defined by protocol, method, and standard operating procedures. This could include sample extractions; moisture determinations; preparation of solutions and reagents; disposing of expired reagents and solutions; and setting up or dismantling equipment.
  • Assists with training staff on techniques necessary to perform laboratory assignments.
  • Maintains clean laboratory conditions which include, but are not limited to, cleaning glassware, emptying trash, mopping floors, etc.
  • Adheres to schedule according to EAG's or contracting organization's timetable, and follows daily or weekly routines necessary to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Performs complex work in accordance with GLP principals and standard operating procedures.
  • Completes documentation legibly, timely, and accurately according to all regulatory requirements. Maintains and completes equipment log books. Appropriately documents all movement of materials during process of receipt, transfer, disposal, or archiving and distributes those documents as required.
  • Records observations promptly and accurately. Maintains and completes equipment logbooks. Remains current on study and/or amendments that pertain to the analytical phase.
  • Disposes of and separates waste liquids according to established practices complying with OSHA regulations and SOPs.
  • Communicates effectively and regularly with supervisor regarding timelines, project completion, and any issues that may arise.
  • Depending on area of assignment, responsible for calibration of analytical instruments, maintaining storage units, maintaining lab supplies, and ensuring that equipment is available and in good working order.
  • Depending on area of assignment, required to move/transfer materials from one department to another; check-in/out materials as requested by study personnel; and examine materials received/delivered for safety, accuracy of shipment, and viability of content.
  • Depending on area of assignment, handles regulated materials (quarantined matrices, DEAcontrolled, and radiolabeled materials, etc.), potential biohazard materials, and toxic chemicals according to company procedures.
  • May be responsible for keeping samples organized in walk-in refrigerators or freezers. May be required to dispose of extracts under the direction of the principal investigator or study director.
  • As appropriate and based on area of assignment, may use software applications to track receipt, storage, use, expiration, disposal, return, and/or archiving of test materials.
  • May assist in quality check of spreadsheets and other data. May perform first level and peer review of data for accuracy and completeness. May generate tracking forms for extractions. May work up data and/or generate Excel summaries as directed.
  • Depending on area of assignment, may maintain laboratory notebooks, archives and sample or specimen repository. May receive, create IDs, log-in, and store test materials.
  • Performs other related duties as required and directed.
Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent and four (4) years of relevant work experience or two years of college with laboratory experience.

A bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, or Pharmaceutical Sciences with four years of relevant work experience may be substituted for the diploma and work experience


EAG regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individual with time-limited Visa status for this position.



EAG is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and comprehensive workforce on the basis of merit and experience. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and/or expression), pregnancy, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion or similar philosophical beliefs, disability, marital and civil union status, age, genetic information, veteran status or any personal attribute or characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

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