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Microbioloigist I- Food Microbiology

Environmental Testing Company
Cinnaminson, New Jersey, US
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Job Description
EMSL Analytical, Inc., one of the largest environmental testing firms in the United States, is currently seeking a Full Time Microbiologist I- Food Microbiology for its corporate headquarters in Cinnaminson, NJ. 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 such as: Shelf Life Studies, Challenge Studies, and FDA Import Detention Projects.
Assist with laboratory organization including supply inventory, calibrations, cleaning and maintenance of lab equipment.
Will be cross trained in Environmental Microbiology (microscopy) and must be willing to cross train in additional areas as needed.

Bachelor's Degree preferably in Microbiology, Biology, Food Science, or other Life Science discipline.
Experience with aseptic technique, food microbiology, or other culture-based microbiology laboratory experience required.
Must be able to work independently and with a team.
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.

Available Shifts:
Sunday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Training shift to start will be Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

EMSL encourages all employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination to protect themselves and other employees.

For consideration, candidates must apply through our company website.
EMSL Careers Website:

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:

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