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Analyst II, Forensic Testing

Company: Emergent Biosolutions
Location: Lansing
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

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 Forensic Testing Analyst II is responsible for generating and interpreting data to meet client requirements (at EBOL, across the enterprise, and externally). The forensic testing laboratory utilizes multiple techniques ranging from light and electron microscopy, spectroscopic techniques (FTIR, EDS, etc.), and mass spectrometry to provide data and solve problems relevant to product quality investigations, manufacturing and facility continuous improvements, and general scientific understanding of Emergent products. The Analyst II is responsible for carrying out routine analyses independently and partnering with senior group members and management to generate data for non-routine testing. The Analyst II is also expected to assist with achieving project milestones and maintaining the laboratory in adherence with good laboratory practices.


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Generate routine data to meet customer needs

    • Microbial sample handling
    • MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry sample preparation and spectral acquisition
    • Small sample isolation
    • Light microscopy and dimensional analysis
    • Scanning electron microscopy sample preparation and image acquisition
    • Infrared spectroscopy sample preparation and spectral acquisition
    • X-ray spectroscopy sample preparation and spectral acquisition

    • Evaluate routine data to ensure that it is scientifically sound and accurate.
    • Maintain quality data on controlled forms, in the Laboratory Information Management System, and in laboratory notebooks.
    • Maintain laboratory equipment (maintenance, PM scheduling and completion).
    • Maintain laboratory supply levels and ensure adherence to good laboratory practices.
    • Maintain up-to-date training on new technologies and industry trends.
    • Assist with execution of qualification/validation protocols.
    • Author quality systems notifications (change control, CAPA, deviations) as necessary to facilitate a quality-compliant laboratory.

      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.


      • B.S. Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or other related scientific field
      • At least 2 years of experience within a scientific laboratory setting
      • Ability to learn and adapt in a fast-paced and scientifically rigorous setting
      • Strong written and oral communications skills
      • Customer-focused mentality and work ethic
      • Strong initiative, organization, and ability to work independently
      • Strong computer skills with MS Word, Excel, and Adobe
      • Capable of using LIMS systems
      • Capability to read and understand highly technical material in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, and scientific instrumentation

        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.

        Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our .

        Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.

Keywords: Emergent Biosolutions, Lansing , Analyst II, Forensic Testing, Professions , Lansing, Michigan

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