Element Materials Technology

Microbiology Technician

Job Locations US-CA-Concord


Element has an opportunity for a Microbiology Technician to join our rapidly growing Life Sciences group. The Lab Technician performs or supports testing in the Microbiology laboratory in accordance with standard operating procedures.


Element’s Life Sciences group supports developers and manufacturers in the antimicrobial, food and nutraceutical, medical device, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. We provide personalized testing solutions and regulatory consulting support to validate the safety and efficacy of our clients’ products at every stage of development, production and market release.



  • Performs testing such as microbial load estimation by different methods, MIC, MBC, disinfectant studies, antimicrobial assays, bacteria and mold identification, growth promotion, TOC, endotoxin test, sterility testing, bioburden, cell bank release testing, and collects air, surface and water samples onsite as needed
  • Follows SOPS and protocols as needed
  • Provides lab support such as login in supplies
  • Complies with cGMP and company policies as required
  • Prepare SOPs or protocols as needed

Skills / Qualifications

  • A minimum of an AS Degree in microbiology or related field of study is desired. The position level will depend on the years of experience
  • The Lab Tech I requires 0-1 year of pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry experience or experience in a microbial controlled environment, Lab Tech II 2-3 years of experience and Lab Tech III 4-5 years’ experience
  • This position requires knowledge and hands-on experience in a microbiology lab and on several of the tests indicated above
  • Experience in a GMP microbiology lab is highly desirable
  • Ability to count colonies with normal lab equipment, stand for long period of times and discern color


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

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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