• Microbiologist (Senior)

    Job Locations US-IN-Warsaw
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Senior Microbiologist whose primary responsibility is to support our food micro laboratory operations by conducting the relevant microbiological testing.



    • Provide essential microbiological analytical laboratory services for food and beverage manufacturers, private sectors, commodity exporters companies and food industry in line with Element's standards
    • Prepare and execute analyses that meet AOAC/AFNOR/ISO requirements for food testing

    • Utilize aseptic techniques during sample preparation and microbiological/chemical analyses

    • Prepare test solutions, media and reagents

    • Maintain proper labeling, handling, storage, use, and disposal of solutions, biohazard and hazardous waste, and microbiological cultures

    • Perform serial dilutions and enumerate target microorganisms according to standard operating procedures

    • Detect pathogens that may cause foodborne illness using DNA and Protein-based methods.

    • Prepare and sterilize culture media

    • Maintain and verify general laboratory equipment

    • Document and record accurate data using Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

    • Manage time and tasks efficiently while maintaining an exceptional quality of work

    • Think independently while leading in a team environment

    • Maintain accurate records of all performed procedures in assisting in implementation of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in the laboratory
    • Designs, sets-up and performs a variety of tests according to customer specifications and requirements
    • Requires little supervision and technical input of a Lab Supervisor or Operations Manager
    • Possesses the ability to mentor and train technicians who have less experience through effective communication of technical data

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Must have earned a degree in related testing or science field and/or possess min
    • 3-6 years of experience in a testing environment
    • In-depth understanding of testing concepts
    • Strong computer skills. Working knowledge of laboratory safety
    • Analyzes and compiles testing data from the tests performed

    NOTE:  This position requires access to export-controlled commodities, technical data, technology, software, and services.  U.S. citizenship, U.S. legal permanent resident status, protected person status under 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), or U.S. Government export authorization is required. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the employer obtaining the necessary export authorization, including, if required, an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, or other applicable government agency.


    Company Overview

    We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business in the world.


    We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


    Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


    Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


    We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

    • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
    • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
    • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
    • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

    When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

    Diversity Statement

    At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


    All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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