We are looking for the type of Laboratory Technician I who loves being a support person to a professional laboratory team. If you love life sciences, if you like working with people who are professionals in their field, and can appreciate a company with many long-time employees, then this is the place for you! Spend one day with our amazing staff and you will see that not only do they love what they do, but they enjoy teaching and training others that have the drive to learn more.
Pace Analytical (the parent company of Aerobiology Laboratory Associates) has dedicated over 40 years in making this planet better and we need to add to our team and looking for another environmental warrior to join our headquarters laboratory in Dulles, Virginia.
This is an entry-level position.
The Laboratory Technician I position has dual responsibilities — firstly, you will be involved in sample preparation (filtration, dilution, and plating); sample incubation of all culturable analysis; slide preparation for all non-viable samples; and other technical duties as assigned by the Lab Supervisor.
Secondly, as Administrative Support you will also receive and process incoming environmental samples – either delivered by our clients or through the mail – in our proprietary LIMS database and/or Excel; handle the phones; communicate with clients via email or when they come in; order supplies; take care of sample shipping, as needed; data entry and report generation.
- Knowledge of sterile techniques used in laboratory methods; serial dilutions, plating, etc.
- Proficiency in high volume data entry with excel and/or computer database (we will train you in our LIMS)
- Great customer relations and communication skills
- Attention to detail
- Typing – minimum of 65 wpm. Candidates will be tested during the interview process.
- Associate Degree in life science concentration preferred; OR
- High school diploma or equivalent with experience in related work.
- Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Lab Tech in a work environment.
- All hires will need to confirm their eligibility to work in the United States by participating in the USCIS e-Verify program
- Candidates will be required to participate in a pre-employment drug and background screen.
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. has provided microbial indoor air quality services for over twenty years. Since its inception, Aerobiology has grown, adding lab locations and services while gaining industry recognition through key certification and accreditation bodies including the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ELITE Program, and the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). We have AIHA accredited environmental labs in Atlanta, GA; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Pennsauken Township, NJ; Huntington Beach, CA; Fort Lauderdale, FL; and Downers Grove, IL Our headquarters lab is located in Dulles, VA. We have a Supply Center located in Morrisville, North Carolina; and a Service Center is located in New York City. This Service Center receives client samples for distribution to our laboratories.
In 2020, Aerobiology was acquired by Pace Analytical® Services, LLC. For decades, Pace has been the trusted source for quality environmental and life sciences lab testing and analysis and the resource for scientific lab staffing, regulatory, and equipment services. Pace delivers better science to businesses, industries, consulting firms, government agencies, and more through the largest, American-owned and nationally certified laboratory network.
We offer a benefit package that includes company-subsidized Medical, Dental, and Vision, FREE Life Insurance, FREE Accidental Death Insurance, FSA, eight (8) Paid Legal/Company Holidays yearly, two (2) paid Floating Holidays (dependent upon hire date), Vacation, Sick Leave, matching 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and Employee Assistance Plan among other benefits.
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