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Microscopist Asbestos PLM

EMSL Analytical, Inc., one of the largest environmental testing firms in the United States, is currently seeking a full time Microscopist Asbestos PLM (Polarized Light Microscopy) specializing in Asbestos analysis for it's Denver, CO Lab Location. Experienced Asbestos PLM analysts are welcomed to apply. Offering competitive pay.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Preparation and analysis of bulk and solid materials for asbestos content using PLM Polarized Light Microscopy and all ancillary quality control procedures
Determination of visual percentage and optical properties of asbestos and non asbestos material
Record data in a specified manner
Fill In Reports/Send Reports
Some clerical work involved- Log In Data Entry, Scanning and email reports, answer phones etc.
Maintain and troubleshoot equipment
Autoclave duties
Perform QA/QC practices per company QA/QC manual

Minimum requirement HS Diploma or Equivalent
Bachelors Degree in a Life Science: Geology, Earth/Environmental Science, and/or Chemistry background is preferred.
3 years of laboratory experience either in academic or commercial setting.
Experienced candidates are welcomed and encouraged to apply
Light microscopy, optical mineralogy/petro-graphic microscope training a plus
1-2 years of asbestos PLM/TEM/PCM experience is preferred but not required - Will Train
Candidate must be able to distinguish colors in order to perform analysis.
Must be able to work independently and with a team
Must be able to work in a fast-paced setting, multi-task, and prioritize assignments
Must have good communication, computer, typing, and organizational skills
Opportunity to cross train in TEM and PCM once PLM proficiency is attained.

Available Shift:
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., extra hours and/or weekend work may be needed to meet business needs

For consideration, ALL applicants MUST apply through our careers website:

As the nation's leading environmental testing firm, EMSL's network of nationwide laboratories has been providing quality analytical services since 1981. We offer a wide array of analytical testing services to support environmental investigations focused on asbestos, microbiology, lead paint, environmental chemistry, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene and food testing. Additionally, we also provide materials testing, characterization, and forensic laboratory services for a wide range of commercial, industrial, regulatory, and law enforcement clients.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is a stable and growing company that offers the opportunity to become a part of a close knit team where you can advance within and develop professionally. EMSL laboratories are throughout the U.S. and international with laboratory locations in Canada.

EMSL offers full time benefits: medical, dental, 401(k), voluntary benefits, paid time off, holiday pay and FSA.

To find out more about EMSL Analytical, Inc. please visit our website at:

EOE including Veterans and Disabled