Laboratory Analyst I - Cosmetics Chemistry - Eurofins Experchem
Eurofins Canada Cosmetic Testing
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3d ago
Job Description

Basic Function: Reporting directly to the Department Team Lead - Cosmetics, the Analyst I will be responsible for providing basic technical support and analysis within the Cosmetics Testing Laboratory. This is a deadline-based, high-pressure work environment with on-going projects for a variety of clients.

The Analyst I will have some experience in handling instrumentation analyses and will be able to work independently with minimal supervision. The incumbent must be energetic, exceedingly well-organized, flexible, and must have the ability to interact with customers and staff in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining proactive, resourceful, and efficient. A high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role.

The Analyst 1 must:

  • Be a capable instrument or equipment operator;
  • Be experienced on a number of routine and some non-routine methods and procedures;
  • Be proficient at data retrieval and interpretation of routine analysis or tests;
  • Be familiar with wet chemistry techniques;
  • Have basic troubleshooting skills, both with instruments and methods;
  • Know how to set up HPLC systems;
  • Know how to run manual systems;
  • Know how to operate Perkin Elmer systems and TotalChrom or Chromeleon a strong asset;
  • Be able to write lab reports;
  • Be able to work under GMP and GLP guidelines; familiarity with USP and cosmetic testing an asset.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Sample preparation;
  • Mobile phases preparation;
  • Running multiple samples and systems on a daily basis;
  • Documentation: Ensuring accurate reporting in lab books.


Qualifications - Education:

  • A B.Sc. degree preferably in Chemistry, or diploma in related field;
  • A solid background and understanding of Chemistry is mandatory;
  • Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office, especially Excel.


  • 1-3 years working in chemistry-related industries;
  • Experience working with cosmetics;
  • Experience working in a contract laboratory considered a strong asset.

Other Required Skills:

  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • A good command of English is necessary;
  • High level of accuracy and strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently, while supporting a collaborative, team-based department;
  • Ability to multitask and remain calm under pressure;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines;
  • Must be proactive, self-disciplined, and able to demonstrate a high level of productivity;
  • Demonstrate satisfactory work performance and attendance record;
  • Display a high level of professionalism;
  • Willingness to learn with the ability to retain information quickly and apply knowledge to various scenarios.

Working Conditions: This position will be working in a laboratory environment where standing is required for greater than 50% of the time to work at the bench for analyses. Light lifting requirements of no more than 20 lbs.Periodic weekend or evening work may occur.

Additional Information

** This posting is for a 6-month contract with potential to go permanent, based on performance and business needs. **

Eurofins welcomes all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please. Thank you!

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