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Microbiology Analyst

Moody Labs Dallas, TX

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Microbiology Analyst is primarily responsible for generating quality data while meeting and exceeding requested turnaround times. Data generated is used by our customers to assess health and remediation risks in communities throughout the US. The chosen candidate is also responsible for the maintenance of a variety of BSL-2 fungal and bacterial stock cultures, participating in continuing education/ proficiency testing to maintain the lab’s accreditation and quality standards, collaborating with the administrative department to ensure timely delivery of projects and special requests, strategizing with the team to improve workflows/ analytical processes, and contributing to the growth plans of the department by researching and validating new and/or untried methods.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

·         Prepare and analyze fungal and bacterial samples from air, water, swabs, and bulks.

·         Analyze all fungal samples with a ≤ 5% margin of error using brightfield microscopy.

·         Ability to read, understand, and follow Standard Operating Procedures.

·         Assist with the maintenance of accreditation under ISO 17025 by adhering to quality assurance and quality control policies and procedures.

·         Accurately transcribes data and distributes reports using LIMS.

·         Thoroughly peer reviews reports before distributing to customers.

·         Performs analyses on reference materials, proficiency samples and other quality control samples daily and/or as scheduled.

·         Provides exceptional customer service and provides technical support as requested in person, via email, or on the phone.

·         Assists the Technical Manager and Quality System Administrator with special projects.

·         Assists in pursuing, receiving, and maintaining necessary laboratory accreditations.

·         Coordinates and manages projects according to turnaround times for timely delivery.

·         Assists co-workers with analytical questions, as necessary.

·         Participates in Lean initiatives and projects when called upon.

·         Follows company policies and procedures and ensures that coworkers are doing the same.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Mycology Biology, Plant Pathology, Environmental Science, or a related field.
  • 2+ years of experience working in a BSL-2 or 3 laboratory.

·         Ability to focus on details for long periods of time.

  • Knowledge of aseptic techniques.
  • Ability to continuously perform and demonstrate aseptic techniques.
  • Excellent data analysis skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate the following: excellent teamwork, effective communication, time management, and troubleshooting skills.

·         An aptitude for critical thinking

·         Willingness to occasionally work long and/or odd hours.

·         Ability to be on call every other weekend and every other holiday.

 

Desired Qualifications

·         Experience with air samples, surface samples, bacteriology, and mycology.

  • Advanced degree in Microbiology, Biology, Plant Pathology, Environmental Science, or a related field

·         Experience in other fields of environmental testing or laboratories.

·         Familiarity with ISO 17025-2017 and AIHA.

  • Familiarity with NELAC, FDA, and/or GMP regulated environments.

·         Ability to focus on details for long periods.

·         An aptitude for critical thinking.

·         Experience with air samples, surface samples, bacteriology, and mycology.

·         Experience in other fields of environmental testing or laboratories.

·         Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite.

 

Company Description
Moody Labs has spent the past 25 years building a great analytical reputation for precise, accurate, and “ahead-of-deadline” analyses for customers that specialize in Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Health.

Moody Labs

Moody Labs has spent the past 25 years building a great analytical reputation for precise, accurate, and “ahead-of-deadline” analyses for customers that specialize in Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Health.

Address

2051 Valley View Lane

Dallas, TX
USA

Industry

Science

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