LA Testing Inc/ EMSL Analytical, Inc. is currently seeking Full Time Microscopist Microbiology for its South Pasadena, CA location. LA Testing Inc./EMSL Analytical Inc. is a growing commercial environmental testing laboratory. This position offers the chance to work for a stable company that is team oriented and offers growth opportunities within the organization. The ideal candidate will be experienced in a commercial microbiology laboratory setting. The incumbent may be required to lead a group of trained analysts and technicians to ensure quality data, timely results, and compliance to ISO 17025 and internal standards. The contract testing laboratory environment is fast-paced and requires attention to detail, high-level organizational skills, and the ability to multitask. This job also requires the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
No laboratory experience is necessary, just a desire to learn technical skills and become proficient in common laboratory practices and procedures. On-the-job training will be provided for all new employees! Experienced Microbiology analysts are welcomed to apply. Offering competitive pay.
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) and bacteria (water).
Record data in a specified manner.
Maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
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 asbestos analysis to meet business demands.
Bachelor’s Degree in a Biological Science: Microbiology and/or Biology is preferred.
Some environmental microbiology laboratory experience is a plus, but not required.
Experience with air samples, surface samples and mycology is a plus, but not required.
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 MS Office.
Must be able to work some weekends and overtime if needed.
Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. OR 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., extra hours and/or weekend work may be required to meet business demands.
Training shift to start will be Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. OR 10:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. OR 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., extra hours and/or weekend work may be required to meet business demands.
Training shift to start will be Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. OR 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
EMSL encourages all employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to protect themselves and other employees. However, should an employee choose not to be vaccinated, that employee must comply with the weekly testing requirements of EMSL’s Vaccination, Testing, and Face Covering Policy. All EMSL employees are required to report their vaccination status and, if vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination
For consideration, all candidates must apply through our company website:
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LA Testing offers a wide array of analytical testing services to support environmental investigations focused on asbestos, mold & bacteria (microbiology), lead paint, indoor air quality, and industrial hygiene applications.
Our unmatched capacity coupled with a company wide focus on customer satisfaction makes no project too large or too small. Our corporate research and development capabilities allow us to bring new methodologies on line quickly to meet new industry challenges and client needs.
We are committed to providing reliable, defensible data in a standardized and user-friendly format. Rapid turnaround and competitive prices make the dependable results you get that much more valuable.
LA Testing…delivering unmatched quality!
LA Testing/EMSL Offers full time benefits: medical, dental, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holiday pay. FSA.
For more information about LA Testing please visit our web site at www.latesting.com
EOE including Veterans and Disabled