EMSL Analytical Inc Laboratory Technician in St. Louis, Missouri

EMSL Analytical, Inc., one of the largest environmental testing firms in the United States, is currently seeking a full time *Laboratory Technician *for its St. Louis, MO laboratory location. This position will be responsible for microbiology and food microbiology laboratory sample preparation and analysis.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Sample Set up Media and Reagent Preparation Sample preparation and pH Adjustments Fungal Spore sample preparation Perform standard and non-standard laboratory procedures including fungi spore analysis (spore traps and direct examinations) Water analysis. Documentation of sample preparation, QA/QC and analytical activities Laboratory organization, supply inventory, calibrations, cleaning and maintenance of lab equipment Clerical and Administrative support functions Cross training in other lab disciplines as needed to meet business demands. Maintaining QA/QC and company policy.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in a science discipline (i.e Biology,Microbiology or Food Microbiology) is preferred, but not required 1-2 years previous commercial or academic lab experience is desired Experience with spore traps, direct microscopic exam, food testing, food microbiology, or other culture-based microbiology, bacteriology, mycology is a plus Experience in contract laboratory atmosphere desired Must have some lab experience and be proficient in common lab procedures. Must be able to work with phase contrast and light microscopes, analytical balances, biological safety cabinets, filtration manifolds, and must be able to adhere to sterile technique and good lab practices Must be able to work independently and with a team Must be able to distinguish between colors 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 (Lead, Asbestos, Environmental Microbiology, Food Microbiology) Must have good communication, computer, typing and organizational skills.

Available Shift: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., extra hours and/or weekends may be require 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, flexible spending account.

For more information about EMSL please visit our web site atwww.emsl.com

EOE including Veterans and Disabled

Location: St. Louis

Job Code: 18-252-39L

# of openings: 1