Element Materials Technology

Study Director

Job Locations US-MN-Eagan


Analytical Lab Corp, proud to be part of Element, is seeking Study Director to work in a fast-paced environment directing laboratory-based studies evaluating antimicrobial products.  The ideal candidate has microbiology laboratory experience, as well as exemplary client service and project management skills.  



  • Perform Study Director functions, as outlined in EPA and FDA Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) Regulations (40 CFR Part 160 & 21 CFR Part 58).
  • Serve as the single point of control in the execution of antimicrobial laboratory study protocols.
  • Manage the design, conduct and interpretation of test assays to ensure technical integrity of studies.
  • Perform study protocol review, raw data review, data analysis and report generation.
  • Utilize strong project management skills to efficiently manage multiple antimicrobial studies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure client's needs are met.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with clients, via email and phone, regarding study protocols, study results, final reports, and all other project-related information.
  • Communicate with lab technicians about each study and remain available to answer questions while studies are being conducted.
  • Report studies in a timely manner in accordance with expected performance metrics.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Minimum BS/BA in microbiology, biology or related field.
  • Minimum 1-2 years applicable of experience in a laboratory environment.
  • Ability to organize and track multiple projects in a detail-oriented and self-directed manner. Strong organizational skills required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with EPA or FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (40 CFR Part 160 or 21 CFR Part 58).
  • Experience working in a classical microbiology or virology laboratory.
  • Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations and interpret results.
  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques, equipment, and terminology.
  • Knowledge of the principles of classical microbiology and virology, including cell culture knowledge and microscopy experience.
  • Able to display high levels of customer service, responding promptly and thoroughly to the inquiries and needs of individuals both internal and external to the organization, as applicable
  • Understand and maintain confidential nature of customer, organization and employee information
  • Show professional knowledge, proficiency and initiative in achieving goals and meeting standards
  • Able to lift boxes and general office supplies weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Hear, speak and effectively verbally communicate in the English language, including following oral and written instructions, in order to communicate with people inside and outside the organization
  • Apply manual dexterity and visual acuity for common laboratory procedures, use of office equipment, and review of detailed data and information
  • Possess visual ability to differentiate between colors
  • Move around the lab and office areas repeatedly throughout the day


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses 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.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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