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Food Microbiology Analyst

Company name
Emsl Analytical, Inc

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Employment Type

Sciences, Clinical Research, 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 seeking

a Food Microbiology Analyst

for its Indianapolis, IN

location. The candidate will be experienced in a commercial microbiology laboratory setting. The position will be primarily responsible for food microbiology preparation and analysis. The incumbent will be able to work with a group of analysts and technicians to ensure quality data, timely results, and compliance to ISO 17025 and internal standards. The contract testing laboratory environment is fast-paced and requires attention to detail, high-level organizational skills, and the ability to multitask. This job also requires the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Assist with media preparation for samples

Assist with prepping samples and pH adjustments for samples received by clients for analysis.

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.

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.

Assist with laboratory organization, supply inventory, calibrations, cleaning and maintenance of lab equipment.

Candidate will be required to cross train in Environmental Microbiology (microscopy) and willing to cross train in additional areas as needed.


Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Microbiology, Biology, Food Science, or other Life Science discipline.

One plus year previous commercial or academic laboratory experience with aseptic technique, food microbiology or other culture-based microbiology experience required.

Experience with aseptic technique, food microbiology, or other culture-based microbiology lab experience required

Must be able to work independently and with a team

Candidate must be able to distinguish colors in order to perform analysis

Must be able to work in a fast-paced setting, multi-task, and prioritize assignments

Must be willing to cross train in other disciplines (Environmental Microbiology)

Must have good communication, computer, typing and organizational skills.

Must be willing to work over-time and weekends, as needed.

Available Shift

Sunday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., extra hours and/or weekend work may be required to meet business demands.

Training schedule to start will be Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 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 offer full time benefits: medical, dental, 401(k), FSA, voluntary benefits, life insurance, paid holidays and paid time off.

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

EOE including Veterans and Disabled.

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