Analyst I, QC Microscopy


Baltimore, MD, US, 21230


We go where others won’t, taking on some of the biggest public health challenges to protect and enhance millions of lives, and create a better, more secure world. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect and enhance life.

The Analyst I Microscopy or Microscopist I, QC Microbiology position supports the Quality Control group at Emergent BioSolutions Camden Campus to maintain process optimization, microbiology laboratory and manufacturing activities. The Analysis I, Microscopy is responsible for isolating and analyzing particles and fibers.  This person is also responsible for communicating with a cross functional team of Forensic Laboratory (EBOL), Camden Manufacturing and Camden QA.  They support manufacturing by making particle defects for test sets.  They will be assigned testing duties for routine EM or plate reading, to support Microbiology laboratory, as required.  Typical hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.  Hours may vary to meet business and training needs.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•    Extract small particles from samples.
•    Isolate and mount small sized particles from liquid and solid samples.
•    Isolate particles using filtration method on vials and stoppers
•    Review, analyze, interpret and report data from isolated particles.
•    Analyze common particulate such as fibers, hair, paint, plastic, glass, metals, etc using Polarized Light Microscopy. 
•    Practice Good Documentation and Laboratory Safety Procedures per the Standard Operating Procedures.
•    Support department compliance and productivity goals.
•    Participate in meetings as required.
•    Track time worked per project.
•    Make defects to maintain Packaging VI test sets.
•    Perform testing and documentation review for Microbiology laboratory, when required. Perform environmental monitoring and utility testing of the facility, when required.
•    Perform daily checks on equipment.
•    Stock the lab on a daily basis. 
•    Cleaning the lab and equipment.
•    Write and review SOP’s and Testing Standards as necessary.
•    Participate in and attend professional seminars, conferences and conventions.
•    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.


The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 



Education: A minimum of a B.S. in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, or related field


Experience: Minimum of 0-2 years experience in a microscopy or forensic laboratory.   GLP/GMP experience is preferred.  LIMS or SAP experience is preferred.

Knowledge: College-level knowledge of microscopy or forensic science principles is preferred or college-level knowledge of general chemistry or biochemistry principles knowledge acceptable.  


Skills: Can perform at an intermediate level of Excel and Word.  Must possess knowledge of table building in Excel and formatting in Word.  Must be able to write legibly and accurately and contemporaneously record work in written and/or electronic form.  Prior experience with microscope and stereomicroscope preferred.  Strong written and oral communication skills required. High level of motivation and independence.  Skills with LIMS, Adobe, OneNote, etc. preferred.  


Abilities: Must possess dexterity in both hands.  Effective verbal and/or written communication, the ability to complete daily tasks as assigned, the ability to improve processes, the ability to work independently and in a group, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to train on and learn computer-based programs and systems.  Proven demonstration of qualifications related to Excel, Word, LIMS or SAP systems is preferred, including course work.  Must possess strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving abilities. 




Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill. 

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore