Microbiology Laboratory Technician

Fairfax, Virginia, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 23, 2021
Biology, Sustainability
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

The Environment & Sustainability team's mission and passion is to advance global sustainability. We believe that environmental health and safety around the world are a 21st century safety challenge and through our work we aim to bring positive change. We test & certify products to meet our health and sustainability standards. World's leading businesses come to us to support their transition to more circular approaches and carbon management. We develop software platforms that help our clients track and measure environmental, supply chain, health, and safety management and sustainability data.

As our global footprint continues to grow, we are looking for a Microbiology Laboratory Technician to join our team in Fairfax, VA!

As a Lab Technician, you will perform fungal spore enumeration and identification via microscopy and various microbial analyses of air, water, and bulk samples.

  • Carry out all duties in compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2017
  • Identification and enumeration of fungal spores utilizing light microscopy.
  • Microbial analysis of samples from multiple matrices.
  • Execute all standard operating procedures for the analysis of field samples.
  • Perform routine maintenance and calibration checks on laboratory equipment.
  • Carry out daily/weekly laboratory housekeeping duties
  • Use necessary software to manage data generated from field samples.
  • Generate reports of sample results and forward to relevant parties.
  • Adhere to all established health and safety guidelines and safe laboratory practices.

  • Bachelor's degree in the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry, etc.)
  • At least 1-year experience working in a lab environment or applicable experience from education
  • Ability to work 1-2 Saturday's a month (1-2 hours, overtime)
  • Ability to perform Light Microscopy, Aseptic Techniques, and Basic Microbiology including incubation/culture methods
  • Technical and Mathematical Aptitude
  • Computer Literacy
  • Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn't new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you'll almost always hear, "the people." Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We're able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers' create. We're inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit ul.com and https://www.ul.com/sustainability

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