Element Materials Technology

Microbiologist- Medical Device

Job Locations US-MN-Eagan


Analytical Lab Corp, proud to be part of Element,  is seeking a Microbiologist whose primary responsibility is to support laboratory operations by conducting the relevant microbiological testing.The Microbiologist (a) performs and evaluates reusable medical device cleaning and disinfection validations testing, along with sterilization studies; (b) assists in data and report generation while maintaining a high level of scientific integrity; and (c) assists with and designs research and development (R&D) projects when implementing new methods or adapting current methods



  • Performs, evaluates and interprets a wide range of microbiological assays including basic analytical titrations and serial dilutions in accordance with SOP and protocols under the full guidance and direction of the Study Director
  • Preforms, evaluates and interprets a wide range of cleaning, disinfecting and sterilization assays
  • Assists with the development of and performs, evaluates and interprets Research and Development (R&D) projects with the guidance of the Study Director and/or Supervisor, Medical Device Laboratory
  • Assists in implementing new methodologies with the guidance of the Study Director and/or Supervisor, Medical Device Laboratory. Aids in report (data) generation as needed
  • Responsible for generating and maintaining strict documentation of raw data to ensure a high level of scientific integrity in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Assists with the monitoring, cleaning and decontaminating of laboratory equipment on a routine basis
  • Assists with the review of paperwork generated by the Medical Device Laboratory as necessary
  • Assists with developing and refining new and existing Standard Operating Procedures and forms
  • Provides information to supervisors and co-workers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person
  • Performs testing and lab support in other laboratories as needed (microbiology, virology, chemistry, media, etc.)
  • Responsible for keeping current on applicable environmental health and safety training, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and regulatory training
  • Uses computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Performs miscellaneous projects and completes various tasks as requested by management.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological science or related field required
  • Two to five years’ applicable experience in a microbiology or related lab is preferred
  • Able to become current and stay current with EPA and FDA Good Laboratory Practice Regulations (40 CFR Part 160 and 21 CFR Part 58)
  • Thorough understanding of scientific studies (microbiology assays) in order to problem-solve, develop new test methods, and schedule testing
  • Able to understand published methodology to adapt existing test methods, develop new test methods and ensure accuracy
  • Thorough understanding of governing regulations and pertinent scientific literature to ensure compliance
  • Knowledge of the principles of classical microbiology, including bacteriology, mycology, and microscopy
  • Knowledge of general analytical procedures including chemical titrations
  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques, equipment apparatus and terminology
  • Ability to adapt standard laboratory techniques and tests to meet the demands of specific problems
  • Ability to make complex mathematical computations, use statistical techniques in the treatment of data, and interpret and apply findings
  • Work as an effective and proactive team-player; understands the importance of supporting the organization, customers and other Analytical Lab Group employees
  • Ability to maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence.
  • Able to give full attention to what other people say, take time to understand the points being made, and ask questions as appropriate
  • Able to use critical thinking, logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Able to communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Able to manage work time, determine priorities, seek assistance when necessary, and complete projects within deadlines
  • Able to identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Able to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage own work in a fast-paced environment. Able to work unsupervised, make moderate level decisions independently, and solve problems effectively and creatively
  • 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


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.


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