Microbiologist I

Full time Salary Level One Labs in Laboratory , in Medical Marijuana , in Testing Email Job
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Job Description

Level One Labs is an analytical cannabis testing laboratory located in Scottsdale, AZ. We pride ourselves on providing Quality, Robust Science in the fields of chemistry and microbiology. Our service provides reliable data to producers and consumers alike – creating a better understanding of products while improving safety standards. Our laboratory is ISO-17025 certified. We are also co-founders of the Arizona Cannabis Laboratory Association (ACLA).

We are looking for a motivated Microbiologist I to join our team in a brand new microbiology space!

Daily Responsibilities will include:

  • Microbiological analysis of a variety of sample matrices utilizing real-time PCR, ELISA and other immunoassays, as well as plating with traditional media. Major analytes will include E. coli (STEC), salmonella, mycotoxins and aspergillus, as required by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
  • Data process analysis as well as secondary data review
  • Method development and validation as required
  • Statistical analysis as required
  • Reviews and/or takes corrective action when needed in response to technical and operational issues in relation to analytics and instrumentation
  • Assistance with sample prep, extract solution maintenance and weighing when required
  • Ensuring samples are processed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Performing extractions and preparing analytical batches for analysis as needed
  • Keeping detailed notes and records on sample information, special projects, instruments, and reagents.
  • Helping maintain a clean, safe, and organized workplace.

After passing a 90-day probation period and required training programs, microbiologists will be eligible for greater responsibilities and advancement to Microbiologist II positions, as well as management. At our company we prefer to hire internally and support the growth of our employees through continuous training on testing methods and side projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in microbiology
  • Experience utilizing qPCR, spectrophotometers, immunoassays and related instruments/assays
  • Three or more years experience working in an analytical or research lab
  • Is 21 years of age

Preferred Skills, Qualities, and Experience:

  • Is clean, organized, and detail oriented
  • Enjoys working in fast paced environments
  • Enjoys creative problem solving and experimental design
  • Is interested in becoming an early team member in a startup business
  • Is interested in a career in the Cannabis testing industry
  • Is eager and willing to learn

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000-$50,000 DOE

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • relevant: 3 years (Required)


  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Application Question:

  • Have you earned a university degree in microbiology?

Work Location:

  • One location

Company’s website:

  • levelonelabs.com

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

$40,000 – $50,000 a year

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  • Pay:
  • $40,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Experience:
    • relevant, 3 years (Required)

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s (Required)

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