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Scientist 1 (PLM/PCM Asbestos)- Woburn, MA

Pace Analytical

This is a Contract position in Woburn, MA posted November 21, 2021.

We don’t just like what we do at Aerobiology, we love it! We are looking for the type of Asbestos microscopist who loves analyzing asbestos as much as we do. Someone who loves the challenge of finding it, identifying it, and going the extra mile to help our customers understand why in the world it is in their space. Spend one day with our amazing staff and you will see that not only do they love what they do, but they enjoy teaching and training others that have the drive to learn more.

Why Work at Pace:

Mission Statement: Working together to protect our environment and improve our health.

  • Benefits start first of the following month you start!
  • Competitive salaries
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • 401K Retirement Plan with a company match
  • Employee Referral – refer someone, if they are hired and stay 6 months, you earn a $500 bonus
  • Paid Vacation, Sick, Volunteer Time & Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • HSA
  • FSA
  • Life, disability and voluntary benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Recognition Program

Required skills:

* PLM/PCM; can pass proficiency testing rounds without assistance

* Thorough understanding of laboratory practices, ethics, and quality assurance requirements

* Conscientious and detail-oriented

* Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities

* Communicates well

* Works well on a team with minimal supervision

* Can easily navigate Microsoft Office, specifically Outlook and Excel

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Receiving PLM/PCM samples and processing them into our LIMS

* Creating asbestos analytical reports

* Preparing and analyzing bulk asbestos samples using PLM

* Preparing and analyzing air cassettes using PCM

* Record data in our LIMS and report generation

* Perform report/sample QC to ensure accurate data

* Participate in proficiency testing program

* Maintain and troubleshoot equipment

* Assist clients in understanding laboratory analyses and results

Education/experience required:

  • A 2-year junior/community college OR 4 year degree in the sciences OR certification from a bona-fide asbestos microscopy program will be accepted.

  • Minimum of one (1) year of environmental commercial or governmental or state laboratory experience in PLM/PCM asbestos analysis.

  • A basic understanding of the quality assurance requirements related to asbestos analysis.

This position is a Full-time role, however it can be split into two part time roles for the right applicants, so if you’re still in school pursuing your degree and unable to work Full time yet, don’t let that deter you!

Other requirements:
* All hires will need to confirm their eligibility to work in the United States by participating in the USCIS e-Verify program.
* Candidates will be required to participate in a pre-employment drug and background screen.
* Bona fide college/university transcripts will be required. Further details will be provided at time of interview.

NOTES: Please do not call the lab. Our HR Department is offsite and we review all resumes that are received.

Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. has provided microbial indoor air quality services for over twenty years. Since its inception, Aerobiology has grown, adding lab locations and services while gaining industry recognition through key certification and accreditation bodies including the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accreditation Program (EMLAP), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ELITE Program, and the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). We have AIHA accredited environmental labs in Atlanta, GA; Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Pennsauken Township, NJ; Huntington Beach, CA; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Downers Grove, IL; Fort Worth, TX; Melville, NY; Shoreline, WA and Woburn, MA. We also offer microbiological analyses in laboratories located in Fort Worth, TX and Melville, NY. Our headquarters lab is located in Dulles, VA. Our Supply Center is located in Morrisville, North Carolina; and a Service Center is located in New York City. This Service Center receives client samples for distribution to our laboratories.

In 2020, Aerobiology was acquired by Pace Analytical Services, LLC. For decades, Pace has been the trusted source for quality environmental and life sciences lab testing and analysis and the resource for scientific lab staffing, regulatory, and equipment services. Pace delivers better science to businesses, industries, consulting firms, government agencies, and more through the largest, American-owned and nationally certified laboratory network.

We offer a benefit package that includes company-subsidized Medical, Dental, and Vision, FREE Life Insurance, FREE Accidental Death Insurance, eight (8) Paid Legal/Company Holidays yearly, Vacation, Sick Leave, matching 401(k); tuition reimbursement; and an assortment of voluntary benefits.

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Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health


Bachelor’s Degree


2 to 20+ years

Job type

Full time