LA Testing Inc. /EMSL Analytical, Inc., one of the largest environmental testing firms in the United States, is currently seeking a Full Time Microbiology Laboratory Manager for its Huntington Beach, 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.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Classical and advanced methods for microbial and bioaerosol analysis including identification of bacteria and fungi.
The successful candidate must be familiar with daily activities in the laboratory, including analyzing samples with unknown IDs.
Maintaining the Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program and Standard Operating Procedures.
Assist with clerical lab duties as needed, such as, data entry, sample review, and maintenance/calibration of laboratory instrumentation/equipment.
Will perform standard and non-standard laboratory procedures.
Record data in a specified manner.
Some clerical work involved.
Maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
Perform Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program practices per company Quality Assurance/Quality Control Program manual.
Assist with day to day microbiology laboratory operations; such as client customer service and follow up, report review and approvals, training new hires and other managerial tasks as needed to assist with and meet business demands.
Bachelor's Degree in Physical or Biological Science, Mycology/Microbiology/Bacteriology with strong background in Bacteriology is a plus.
Have a minimum of three (3) years relevant analytical experience at least two years of microbiology analysis.
Applicant must be able to enumerate, identify and confirm a wide variety of bacteria and fungi.
College-Level course in Statistics or Quality Assurance is a plus.
Experience with air samples, surface samples, food testing, bacteriology, and mycology is desirable.
Two years environmental microbiology lab experience is a plus but not required.
Candidate must be able to distinguish colors in order to perform analysis
Must have some lab experience and be proficient in common lab procedures.
Must be able to work with phase contrast and light microscopes, analytical balances, biological safety cabinets, filtration manifolds, and must be able to adhere to sterile technique and good lab practices.
Must have good communication skills (will have some client interaction).
Must have good computer skills both in typing and MS Office.
Must have attention to detail.
Must have the ability to maintain client confidentiality.
Must be able to work independently and with a team.
Must be able to work well under pressure and meet short deadlines.
Must be able to work some weekends as needed.
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 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:
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 companywide 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 and a flexible spending account.
For more information about LA Testing please visit our web site at www.latesting.com
EOE including Veterans and Disabled