EMLab - Bacteriology Analyst (Tuesday - Saturday)
at Eurofins TestAmerica Laboratories

Date Posted: 11/24/2019

Job Description

This position will be scheduled Tuesday-Saturday

 

The successful candidate performs analysis of environmental samples to detect bacteria, fungi and non-viable particles of interest. The responsibilities include receiving, preparation and analysis of samples according to scientific methodology in compliance with company Quality Assurance programs and SOP’s. The analyst validates and reviews data for accuracy, and uploads laboratory data into the LIMS that ultimately generates required reports to clients. We expect exercise of discretion and good judgment to schedule workload according to due dates and sample hold times. Experience in the field of environmental testing is preferred but not required. • Prepare and analyze aerobiological, environmental, asbestos and water samples for fungi, bacteria, asbestos, etc.
• Accurately enters and reports analytical data using the LIMS
• Performs independent data reviews for other analysts’ work
• Performs analysis of reference materials, proficiency samples and other quality control samples as needed
• Maintains client service and provides technical support as needed
• Assists the QA manager in development, implementation and data collection of QA processes for the different analytical tests
• Performs confirmation of lab results as needed by client services personnel
• Performs and completes all analytical testing QA related tasks as needed
• Assists in pursuing, receiving and maintaining necessary laboratory accreditations
• Maintains and updates all necessary Training and QA documents onsite as necessary
• Co-ordinates and manages projects according to their rush status and due time for timely delivery
• Assists co-workers on 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

Secondary Duties
• Manages and maintains the inventory of re-sale supply items and laboratory consumables and takes necessary steps to re-order supplies as needed
• Manages and disposes analyzed samples as needed
• Trains new mycology or bacteriology or asbestos or other analytical testing Analysts as needed
• Recommends and coordinates sample transfer as necessary
• Establishes and maintains laboratory stock culture and reference samples
• Performs root cause analysis and determines and implements corrective actions for errors and issues as necessary
• Maintains all equipment properly and co-ordinates servicing of all equipment used in the laboratory, as needed
• Routinely communicates available capacity to Regional Manager
• Supports other departments within the lab (mycology, asbestos, bacteriology, and other) when appropriate and as needed
• Other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Supervisor/Manager

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, biology or a closely related science. REQUIRED
• 8 units of Microbiology courses PREFERRED
• 1-2 years of work laboratory experience involving both spore trap and direct exam analysis experience PREFERRED
• 1 – 2+ years experience performing asbestos microcopy - PREFERRED

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Houston, TX
  • Job Type: Science
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 11/24/2019

About Us

Eurofins TestAmerica, the largest, fastest-growing environmental testing laboratory network in the US, attributes our success to the professionalism and technical expertise of our people. We believe that each person contributes directly to Eurofins TestAmerica growth and success. We have made a commitment to our employees to help them achieve both personal and professional growth. As the leader in the environmental testing industry, Eurofins TestAmerica provides all the elements for your success.

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