Microbiology Scientist 3 Job at Pace® Analytical Services, Fairfield, Cumberland County, NJ

  • Pace® Analytical Services
  • Fairfield, Cumberland County, NJ

Job Description

About Us

Pace® Analytical Services

Pace® makes the world a safer, healthier place. Committed to advancing the science of businesses, industries, consulting firms, government agencies, and others, Pace® offers local-level service backed by a national laboratory network. Through in-lab and emergency onsite services, Pace® ensures our air, water, soil, and more are safe.

Job Description

This is a full-time Microbiology Scientist 3 position located in Fairfield, NJ, Tuesday- Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.



This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  1. Provides complex to specialized analysis in support of various testing materials, products, and/or devices utilizing various analytical instrumentation; follows Standard Operating Procedures and methods to perform testing.
  2. Provides complex to specialized review, analysis, interpretation, and documentation of testing results.
  3. Overseeing or reviewing, completing, and processing a comprehensive range of chemistry/biochemistry forms, documents, databases, and related materials and information.
  4. Provides training and guidance on analytical tests, methods, and instrumentation, as required.
  5. Provides very complex to specialized analysis, interpretation, and counsel to staff, management, and functional leaders regarding chemistry/biochemistry policies, programs, and practices; involves broad operations and leading implementation and change.
  6. Provides broad research, feedback, and decisions to resolve management and employee questions and requirements; assists with receiving customer feedback and coordinating resources and responses as required.
  7. Analyzes and reviews very complex to specialized operations, results, feedback, and related chemistry/biochemistry information on an ongoing to an as-needed basis to determine trends, draw conclusions, interpret findings, and presents results, proposals, and recommendations to management.
  8. Ensures the accuracy of broad tests, equipment, actions, procedures, and operational databases, reports, and related details through audits, queries, and operational reviews; works with teams to resolve discrepancies.
  9. Assists with developing or participating in chemistry/biochemistry or cross-functional project or program objectives, which includes proposed budgets, timelines, materials, personnel, and other project requirements, receives direction, and presents information to management.
  10. Interprets and applies department policies and procedures and assists with applicable laws, rules, and regulations; receives guidance within these areas as needed.
  11. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the department's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
  12. Promotes and supports the overall mission of Pace Analytical by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with customers and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in microbiology/biology, or a closely related field; AND at least two (2) years of experience, including experience with specialized or technical programs or operations; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


Required Knowledge and Skills

Required Knowledge:

  • Very complex to specialized principles, practices, and techniques of chemistry/biochemistry.
  • Broad understanding of the administration and oversight of chemistry/biochemistry programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Very complex to specialized methods to resolve chemistry/biochemistry problems, questions and concerns.
  • Broad understanding of applicable chemistry/biochemistry laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Understanding of broad testing tools, equipment, and calibration.
  • Computer applications and systems related to the work.
  • Principles and practices to serving as an effective project team member.
  • Methods to communicate with staff, coworkers, and customers to ensure safe, effective, and appropriate operations.
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.


Required Skills:

  • Performing very complex to specialized professional-level chemistry/biochemistry duties in a variety of assigned areas.
  • Overseeing and administering broad and varied chemistry/biochemistry functions.
  • Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.
  • Serving as a team member and the development and management of projects.
  • Operating in both a team and individual contributor environment.
  • Interpreting, applying, and explaining applicable laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Preparing very complex to specialized functionals reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established department guidelines.
  • Using tact, discretion, and prudence in working with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Performing effective oral presentations to large and small groups across functional peers and the department.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives, and activities.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of individuals contacted in the course of the work.



The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a lab and office setting, use standard office and lab equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.



Work is performed in a lab and office setting. Work is subject to chemicals, fumes, gasses, noxious odors, and related items in a lab setting.

Additional Information


80 hrs of paid vacation per year, 7 paid holidays per year, 2 floating holidays per year (prorated based on start date), 40 hrs paid sick time per year, paid bereavement leave (days based on relation to the employee), 8 hrs paid volunteer time per year, medical, dental, vision, voluntary short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, voluntary supplemental life insurance, traditional 401k and ROTH 401k with a company match, HSA, FSA, employee referral bonus, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement program, employee recognition program, voluntary ID theft coverage, voluntary legal coverage, voluntary accident insurance, voluntary hospital indemnity insurance, and voluntary critical illness insurance.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Pace® provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, creed, color, religion, genetics, protected veteran status, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Work Schedule Tuesday-Friday, from 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Local area, Saturday,

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