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Senior Microbiology Analyst

Company name
Emsl Analytical, Inc

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Employment Type

Sciences, Clinical Research, Biotech

Posted on
Jan 12, 2022

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EMSL Analytical, Inc. is seeking a full time Senior Microbiology Analyst

for its Indianapolis, IN

location. This position offers professional growth as well as the opportunity to work for one of the largest environmental testing firms in the U.S. If you’re seeking growth opportunities within a stable organization, wanting to take your career to the next level within Supervisory and Management opportunities, this is the next step in your career.

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.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

The successful candidate must be familiar with daily activities in the laboratory, including analyzing bacterial and fungal samples by classical and advanced methods.

Preparation/focus of spore traps, directs and legionella analysis

Preparation and analysis of a variety of environmental samples.

Maintaining the QA/QC Program and Standard Operating Procedures.

Preparation and analysis of a variety environmental samples.

Sample and media inventory management.

Autoclave operation.

Assist with Quality Control and documentation compliance.

Assist in environmental microbiology sample preparation.

Analyze in environmental microbiology sample analysis such as spore trap/direct examination and water analysis.

Assist in environmental microbiology reporting.

Autoclave duties, lab clean-up, in addition to working on special projects as assigned.

Additional duties include writing final reports and following quality control.


Bachelor's Degree in microbiology or life science and experience or a higher degree can be accepted in lieu of experience.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in testing clinical or environmental samples.

Some knowledge of quality regulations such as AIHA or CDC Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation.

Experience with the operation of fluorescence microscopy is a plus.

Experience with air samples, surface samples, food testing, bacteriology, and mycology is desirable.

Experience with USP 797 environmental testing, Efficacy Testing, and Biology a plus.

Good communication skills (will have some client interaction).

Good computer skills both in typing and MS Office.

Understanding of custody client confidentiality.

Able to work independently and with a team.

Candidate must be detail-oriented.

Candidate must be able to distinguish colors in order to perform analysis.

Must have strong analytical skills.

Must be able to work well under pressure and meet client deadlines.

Must be able to work some weekends and overtime if needed.

Available Shifts:

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., extra hours may be required to meet business demands.

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.

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:

EOE including Veterans and Disabled.

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