EMSL Analytical, Inc., one of the largest environmental testing firms in the United States, is currently seeking a Full Time Microscopist Microbiology for its Plymouth, PA laboratory location.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Preparation and analysis of microbiological samples for fungus (air, surface, and bulk materials – viable and non-viable samples).
Preparation and analysis of a variety of environmental samples for bacteria and fungi.
Reading and identifying fungi in spore trap and tape samples using optical microscopy.
Perform standard and non-standard laboratory procedures including fungi spore analysis (spore traps and direct examinations)
Record data in a specified manner.
Maintain and troubleshoot equipment, autoclave duties, and lab clean up.
Perform quality assurance/quality control practices per company Quality Assurance/Quality Control manual.
Additional duties include approving final reports following quality control and client interactions.
May be required to cross train in other areas of the laboratory to meet business demands.
Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological Science: Microbiology and/or Biology is preferred.
One to two years’ of environmental microbiology lab experience is a plus, but not required.
Experience with spore traps, direct microscopic exam, food testing, food microbiology, or other culture-based microbiology, bacteriology, or mycology is a plus.
Must be able to multi-task and adhere to requirements of the Quality Management System.
Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Must be able to pay close attention to detail and follow standard laboratory practices regarding quality control, laboratory equipment use and maintenance and documentation procedures.
Must understand custody client confidentiality.
Must be able to distinguish between colors in order to perform analysis.
Must be able to work independently and with a team.
Must be able to work well under pressure and meet client deadlines.
Must have good computer skills both in typing and Microsoft Office.
Must be able to work some weekends and overtime if needed.
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. extra hours and/or weekend work may be required to meet business demands.
For consideration, all candidates must apply through our company website:
EMSL Careers Center Website:
As the nation’s leading environmental testing firm, EMSL’s network of nationwide laboratories has been providing quality analytical services since 1981. We offer a wide array of analytical testing services to support environmental investigations focused on asbestos, microbiology, lead paint, environmental chemistry, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene and food testing. Additionally, we also provide materials testing, characterization, and forensic laboratory services for a wide range of commercial, industrial, regulatory, and law enforcement clients.
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is a stable and growing company that offers the opportunity to become a part of a close knit team where you can advance within and develop professionally. EMSL laboratories are throughout the U.S. and international with laboratory locations in Canada.
EMSL offers full time benefits: medical, dental, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holiday pay and a flexible spending account.
To find out more about EMSL Analytical, Inc. please visit our website at: www.emsl.com.
EOE including Veterans and Disabled.