Scientist - Microbiology

Location US-NC-Research Triangle Park
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Lab.Chemicals.MaterialsSupplyChain – Colored Test Liquids – Analyze It

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Under minimal supervision conducts sample analysis to provide clients with accurate andtimely analytical data following established methods, techniques, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and quality control protocols. The work includes, but is not limited to the preparation of reagents, usage of standard analytical instrumentation and/or glassware,calculation of results, review of work, and entry of data into laboratory informationmanagement system (LIMS). - Conducts analyses according to applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs).Must be knowledgeable in applicable reference methods. Ensures result recordsheets are accurately completed and submitted to Reporting on time. May optimize,adapt or expand standard methods, techniques and analyses.


  • Conducts analyses according to applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs). Must be knowledgeable in applicable reference methods. Ensures result record sheets are accurately completed and submitted to Reporting on time. May optimize, adapt or expand standard methods, techniques and analyses.
  • Reviews existing SOPs and makes clerical and procedural recommendations for improvement. Creates SOPs for use in the laboratory in the designated format.
  • Provides training regarding the principles, application, and limitations of analytical techniques.
  • Adheres to all quality control requirements. Documents corrective actions for out of control parameters. Assists in resolving all quality assurance issues. Reviews sample analysis and results performed by other Scientists as a quality assurance procedure.
  • Responsible for minor instrument repairs, and with experience, major repairs. Performs routine instrument maintenance and updates entries in maintenance logs. Keeps work area neat and clean.
  • Ensures that all data entered into the laboratory information management systems (LIMS) is submitted and archived in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Demonstrates the ability to clearly articulate the laboratory’s standard practices as related to the referenced methods and the willingness to assist in other areas of the organization. Cross-trains on several different procedures/methods within their department and possibly other departments as directed.
  • Interfaces regularly with the project management and quality assurance departments to resolve quality and technical issues and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

What makes you a great fit:

  • Higher Secondary Education in a related field (Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Natural Sciences)
  • Strong attention to detail!
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong Communication Skills both Verbal and Written.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 127 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.   
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.   
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.   
  • Grow & Achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.   
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off. 

Learn More:

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.  


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