Our Towson laboratory is seeking help in our Mold Services division. The ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Environmental Health or is actively pursuing it. Flexible hours are available to compliment your school schedule. We are the only lab in the Baltimore area that is certified for mold analysis by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).
Day-to-day operations include, but are not limited to, identifying and analyzing fungal mold spores using a Leica 750DM P microscope and logging samples into our Lab Information Management System (LIMS). Mold samples will be prepared for analysis in accordance with the Home Land Labs’ Standard Operation Procedures, Quality, and Safety Manual. Slides will be prepared from air cassettes, swabs, and tape samples. Identification of genus/group of fungi in prepared samples, as well as other common genus/species of fungi that are reported. Able to identify common building and outdoor fungal spores with the use of reference pictures and external documents, i.e. attachment point of Cladosporium.
Basic microscope-related terminology and microscope experience is preferred. Will follow the procedure to retain and properly dispose of samples. Will prepare laboratory reports for clients after inputting data including raw counts, calculating final results, and reporting results to clients. Complete daily and monthly Quality Assurance checks as assigned. General customer service via phone and email is required.
Training in fungal spore analysis terminology, water chemistry, mold collection and mitigation, microbiology, quality assurance, laboratory safety, and MDE/EPA/AIHA protocol provided. Perform routine maintenance and housekeeping on equipment and the laboratory. Candidate must have strong time management skills, exhibit flexibility, and be an honest, reliable person. Experience in a laboratory setting preferred.