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Microscopist Microbiology

Company name
Emsl Analytical, Inc

Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type

Sciences, Scientist, Biotech

Posted on
Apr 08, 2021

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EMSL Analytical, Inc., one of the largest environmental testing firms in the United States, is currently seekin


a Full Time Microscopist Microbiology

for its Chicago IL location. This position is suitable for candidates with experience in a microbiology laboratory setting. This job requires good attention to detail, patience and the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. The position is designed to support the laboratory in multiple areas.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Preparation and analysis of microbiological samples for fungus (air, surface, and bulk materials - viable and non-viable samples) and bacteria (water).

Record data in a specified manner.

Sample preparation and pH Adjustments and water activity testing.

Maintain and troubleshoot equipment.

Perform quality assurance/quality control practices per company Quality Assurance/Quality Control manual.

Additional duties include approving final reports following quality control and client interactions.

May be required to cross train in other areas of the laboratory to meet business demands.


Bachelor's Degree in a Biological Science: Microbiology and/or Biology is preferred.

One to two years’ of environmental microbiology lab experience is a plus, but not required.

Experience with spore traps, direct microscopic exam, other culture-based microbiology, bacteriology, or mycology is a plus.

Must be able to multi-task and adhere to requirements of the Quality Management System.

Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Must be able to pay close attention to detail and follow standard laboratory practices regarding quality control, laboratory equipment use and maintenance and documentation procedures.

Must understand custody client confidentiality.

Must be able to distinguish between colors in order to perform analysis.

Must be able to work independently and with a team.

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

Must have good computer skills both in typing and MS Office.

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

Available Shift:

Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., extra hours and/or weekend work may be required to meet business demands.

Training schedule to start is Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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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