Microbiology Lab Assistant

Microbiology Night · Lehi, Utah
Department Microbiology Night
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation Starting at $15 per hour

This is an excellent position for those who wish to cultivate industry experience in Microbiology in a third-party contract laboratory. ARL is looking for a team player who is highly motivated, competent, meticulous, tech-savvy, and versatile with excellent communication skills and work ethic to join our team. We are seeking part-time Laboratory Assistants in our Microbiology Set-Ups/Night crew.

Laboratory Assistants at ARL’s Microbiology Set-Ups/Night crew will prepare samples for testing, assist in media preparation, subculturing, and other testing preparation. The work schedule will typically be approximately between 4:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (or later, depending on sample load) totaling approximately 20 to 29 hours per week. However, lab assistants may work with Team Lead to schedule specific work days to accommodate availability to cover unpredictable shifts. Please be aware that hours will vary depending on workload. Laboratory assistants will receive significant analytical testing experience in the nutraceutical, foods, and cosmetics industry.

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Preparing and testing samples for microbiology testing
  • Cleaning and sanitizing laboratory space as per approved SOP
  • Assist in microbiology lab waste processing
  • Complete all daily testing according to SOP
  • Special projects and assignments, as assigned by Team Lead or Lab Manager


  • Minimum Education: High school diploma and some college in life sciences (matriculated in the field of Microbiology, Biotechnology, or a related field of science)


The successful candidate has the drive to thrive in a fast-paced, high pressured work environment. Additionally, the candidate should demonstrate the following background, skills, abilities, and qualities, and availability:

  • Minimum of 1 year of microbiology laboratory experience or classes
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Track record of successful multi-tasking
  • Track record of being a team player
  • Track record of successful project management
  • Track record of excellent organizational skills
  • Clear understanding of aseptic technique and the importance of maintaining a clean workspace by following approved procedures and laboratory regulations for testing, health, and safety
  • Ability to communicate professionally and work collaboratively with all levels of leadership, across departments and management group, and with team members
  • Demonstrate willingness, versatility, and flexibility to grow with a growing company
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully fulfill and represent company's vision, goals, objectives, and culture
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to be flexible with work hours, as hours and schedule may vary from time to time, depending on sample load.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to lift a maximum of 50 lbs.
  • Ability to use technology and computer skillfully

Job Type: Part-time

Starting compensation: $15.00 per hour


  • Able to converse fluently in English, verbally and in writing.
  • Competency in industry-specific or industry-related laboratory techniques and procedures.
  • Be able to lift at least 50lbs.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to manage satellite labs, whenever assigned
  • Able to work within a schedule that allows for testing to be completed and reported on time.
  • Must be able to work 5 days a week onsite (This is not a remote work position.)
  • Available to work weekends whenever necessary
  • Available to cover shifts in any area of stewardship whenever necessary, and be the first line of defense.
  • Good understanding of laboratory information systems and laboratory equipment.
  • Abide by ARL’s drug testing, background check, and drug-free policies.
  • Comply with ARL quality protocols.
  • Follow work schedule and attendance/time off requirements.
  • Comply with ARL’s values and workplace policies
  • Communicate professionally with team members and leadership to resolve any issues.
  • Contribute to a positive and ethical work environment.
  • Follow established and proper procedure for conflict resolution.
  • Able to handle fast-paced, high-pressured work demands with confidence and professionalism.



Analytical Resource Laboratories LLC is a third-party quality testing laboratory in the food, cosmetics, dietary supplements, and pharmaceutical industry. It was established on January 1, 2000. In 2015, ARL partnered with Tentamus North America, Inc., a network of laboratories headquarter in Germany, to form International Contract Laboratories, LLC. We celebrate 22 years of serving the industry. We offer microbiology and chemistry testing services, as well as method development, to manufacturers, retailers, raw material providers, and even consumers. On June 1, 2021, ARL acquired EuTech Scientific Services, Inc. ARL laboratories are located in Utah, Arizona, Florida, and New Jersey. We continue to grow and expand to serve our partners across the United States.
ARL’s motto of “Doing it right, on time, every time,” not only means executing the right work to produce quality results professionally but doing what is right legally, morally, and ethically. Our greatest strength is in walking the moral high ground that drives our work, relationships, character, and leadership. They are reflected in the way we build our success and in the way we treat each other and our colleagues in the business, even our competitors. Doing it right is what sets us apart.


“To be the best quality lab in the industry founded on a championship culture of leaders who inspire good and elevate life wherever we go, doing what we exist to do”


We exist to provide experience, professionalism, and value in world-leading analytical testing services at the highest level of integrity, reliability, timeliness, and accuracy by the best and greatest people. 


Experience: We stand for the highest level of performance, proficiency, and drive because ...

… we perfect our craft and seek learning anywhere, anytime.

… we don’t just avoid errors; we achieve excellence.

… we state our intentions and take deliberate actions.

… we embrace change and better ways of thinking.

This is how we do it right.

Professionalism: We manifest total commitment to doing our absolute best because …

… we exercise integrity, honesty, and transparency.

… we are effective, accountable, and reliable.

… we demonstrate that leadership is an active choice, not a passive position. 

… we deliver accuracy and quality in all our work.

… we take ownership of our stewardship.

This is who we are.

Value: We empower ourselves to bring value to those whose lives we impact by …

… building bridges of partnerships and service.

… inspiring moral discipline and character.

… creating authentic chemistry in our relationships.

… elevating the world through the results of our work.

The world is a better place because we are here. 


We often hear the phrase “Don’t overpromise and under-deliver.” We do not make promises we cannot keep and represent what we aren’t. ARL is committed to truth and honesty. In our partnerships, our on-time timeline is driven by professional ethics to do the right work to produce correct results. We strive to fulfill the quality needs of our partners by setting reasonable expectations and realistic results. In our journey with our team, we do the same. No, we do not overpromise and under-deliver. Our goal is to deliver the unexpected. We set performance standards and realistic expectations for growth from advancement to progression. When you grow, we grow. When you perform, we deliver. We want you to trust that we will take your needs seriously without sacrificing integrity. It is the same conviction we take to our partners. There is no double standard.


When we say we care, we actually do something about it. We personally care about our success and how we serve yours. ARL is available for our partners as best as humanly possible, but we are present any time for our people. We make people care our priority, personally and inherently. Our commitment to long-lasting relationships started long before you joined our team. This is not just business for us; it is who we are. Doing it right and doing what is right are our creed to build a better everything for you and for the ARL family.


ARL’s team is hand-picked. Our team is a team of abundant thinkers. We think big. We think plenty, not empty. The strength of our performance comes from an attitude of gratitude and a marathon of moral altitude. Non-abundant thinkers don’t last. Our identity in the profession go hand in hand with our core values. While the work that we do are founded on expertise, knowledge, proficiency, and experience, we stake our professional dealings on integrity, charity, respect, and all that is ethical, right, and true. Our people strive to exemplify a higher standard and choose to take the better path. This means we do not sacrifice long-term relationships for short-term gains. We do not seek to win at any cost.. Rather, we seek to do it right by our people, our partners, and our planet. 
At ARL, we understand the importance of never burning a bridge. (We never know when we might have to cross that bridge again.) It is reflected in our external behavior and practices in developing trust in our professional and personal relationships within our team, with our partners, and with our community.


We seek to build a team of leader-leaders. Our goal is to give you the tools to be technically competent so that we can trust you to actively and effectively deliver results at the level we seek to achieve. More importantly, we want you to be able to embrace your stewardship and take your place in our team so that you can achieve a sense of meaning and purpose in your work. Leader-leaders don’t wait for growth to happen. Leader-leaders bring stability to chaos. They seek out weaknesses and turn them to strengths. They don’t sit in the cart as someone else pushes and pull to the finish line. They put their shoulders to the wheel because they can and because they will. Leader-leaders at ARL make things happen. Leader-leaders keep a positive eye on possibilities and opportunities to grow our work, our relationships, our character, and our potential for leadership. 

We treat fumbles and tumbles as opportunities to become stronger than we were the day before. Our focus is on building, maintaining, and supporting a team that does it right, on time, every time, and delivering the unexpected. This is the cornerstone of who we are.

If you resonate with our philosophy, we just might be the lab for you. Send us your application.

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  • Location
    Lehi, Utah
  • Department
    Microbiology Night
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Starting at $15 per hour