Microscopist- Food Microbiology

EMSL - Phoenix, AZ (30+ days ago)2.7

EMSL Analytical is seeking a full time Microscopist- Food Microbiology for it's laboratory location in Phoenix, AZ. Experienced analysts are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Media Preparation
Sample Set up
Sample preparation and pH Adjustments
Documentation of sample preparation and analytical activities
Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis for Food to include: Aerobic Plate Count, Total Coliform / E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Yeast & Mold, Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli O157:H7.
Experience with Food Allergen Analysis via ELISA methods a plus
Confirmation analysis of presumptive and suspect isolates, requiring critical and flexible thinking approaches
Conduct specialty projects as needed: Shelf Life Studies, Challenge Studies, FDA Import Detention Projects.
Laboratory organization, supply inventory, calibrations, cleaning and maintenance of lab equipment.

Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Microbiology, Biology, Food Science, or other Life Science discipline
2+ years previous commercial experience is desired
Experience with aseptic technique, food microbiology, or other culture-based microbiology lab experience required
Must be able to work independently and with a team
Must be able to work in a fast-paced setting, multi-task, and prioritize assignments
Candidate must be able to distinguish colors in order to perform analysis.
Must be willing to cross train in other disciplines (ie: Food Chemistry, Lead, Asbestos, Environmental Microbiology)
Must have good communication, computer, typing and organizational skills.
Must be willing to work over-time and weekends, as needed.

Available Shift:
Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., extra hours and/or weekends may be required to meet business demands.

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 FSA.

To find out more about EMSL Analytical, Inc. please visit our website at: www.emsl.com

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