The Analyst prepares and analyzes environmental samples according to scientific methodology in compliance with company Quality Assurance programs and SOP's, and must be knowledgeable of both job-specific routine and complex analyses. The analyst validates and reviews data for accuracy, and uploads laboratory data into the LIMS that ultimately generates required reports to clients. Schedules sample workload according to due dates and sample hold times, and must be knowledgeable of the job-specific laboratory testing equipment, requiring the exercise of discretion and judgment in its operation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1.Login, prepare and analyze aerobiological, environmental, for fungi.
2.Accurately enters and reports sample descriptions and analytical data using the LIMS
3.Performs independent data reviews for other analysts' work
4.Performs analysis of reference materials, proficiency samples and other quality control samples as needed
5.Maintains client service and provides technical support as needed
6.Assists the QA manager in development, implementation and data collection of QA processes for the different analytical tests
7.Performs confirmation of lab results as needed by client services personnel
8.Performs and completes all analytical testing QA related tasks as needed
9.Assists in pursuing, receiving and maintaining necessary laboratory accreditations
10.Maintains and updates all necessary Training and QA documents onsite as necessary
11.Co-ordinates and manages projects according to their rush status and due time for timely delivery
12.Assists co-workers on analytical questions, as necessary
13.Follows company policies and procedures and ensures that coworkers are doing the same
1.Manages and maintains the inventory of re-sale supply items and laboratory consumables and takes necessary steps to re-order supplies as needed
2.Manages and disposes analyzed samples as needed
3.Trains new mycology or other analytical testing Analysts as needed
4.Recommends and coordinates sample transfer as necessary
5.Establishes and maintains laboratory stock culture and reference samples
6.Performs root cause analysis and determines and implements corrective actions for errors and issues as necessary
7.Maintains all equipment properly and co-ordinates servicing of all equipment used in the laboratory, as needed
8.Routinely communicates available capacity to Regional Manager
9.Supports other departments within the lab (mycology, asbestos, bacteriology, and other) when appropriate and as needed
10.Other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Supervisor/Manager
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
BA/BS or Masters in Microbiology, Plant Biology, Biology, or any other life science. REQUIRED
1-2 years of work laboratory experience involving both spore trap and direct exam analysis experience. PREFERRED
We offer an excellent benefits package, friendly work environment and great training in the sciences and safety.