Element Materials Technology


Job Locations US-OH-Fairfield


Element has an opportunity for a Microbiologist. In this role you will be primarily responsibility is to support laboratory operations by performing and evaluating reusable medical device efficacy testing in support of our Life Sciences group. 


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.



  • Maintain accurate records of all performed procedures in assisting in implementation of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in the laboratory
  • Performs Study Director functions, as outlined in EPA and FDA Good Laboratory Practices Regulations (40 CFR Part 160 & 21 CFR Part 58) and is responsible for the data analysis, report generation and technical integrity of studies under his/her direction

  • Responsible for the design, conduct and interpretation of test assays and of research and development experiments for the clients

  • Responsible for ensuring their studies are scheduled correctly, supplies are available and all necessary information is present in the protocols.  May conduct necessary R&Ds (or request the lab/manager to coordinate necessary R&Ds) to assure proper study execution

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological science or related field required and 3-5 years of applicable experience or a Master’s degree and 1-2 years applicable of experience in a laboratory environment 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).and is responsible for the data analysis, report generation and technical integrity of studies under his/her direction
  • Responsible for communicating with the lab technicians about each study and remain available to answer any questions while studies are being conducted
  • Self-motivated team player with excellent organizational skills
  • Good communication skills


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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