Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

Quality Assurance Associate (Aquatic Toxicology Lab)

US-CA-San Diego
1 month ago
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Environmental Laboratory


Nautilus Environmental, an Enthalpy Analytical company and subsidiary of Montrose Environmental Group, Inc., is currently seeking a full-time Quality Assurance Associate to join our San Diego team of aquatic toxicologists. Nautilus is a consulting laboratory focused on the analysis, integration, interpretation, validation and application of high quality toxicity data.  This individual will ensure data quality by analyzing and reviewing laboratory data, workflow, and procedures with the goal of assuring data of known quality and accuracy.  The Quality Assurance Associate will know the requirements of the laboratory’s accrediting bodies, will be competent operating within the laboratory’s Quality Management System (QMS), and will have read the methods for the assays they review.


This position may require some overtime, weekend work, and holiday scheduling.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience. 


  • Enter, analyze, and review customer data to ensure its compliance with Enthalpy Analytical, Inc.’s quality system, the reference method, and the customers’ requirements.
  • Writes and edits basic to moderately complex analytical reports for potential submission to regulatory authorities and clients.
  • Collect and interpret data whose intent is to track laboratory quality control data trends or to document the lab’s performance (control charts, audit sample data).
  • Perform internal audit activities as directed by the QA Manager.
  • Review and update SOPs per the review schedule as directed by QA Manager.
  • Assist with equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Archive data according to SOPs.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualifications preferred.
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2+ years’) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience. 

Preferred Skills

  • Good working knowledge of scientific terminology and /or research concepts
  • Good knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, table and graph generation, statistics, and use of applicable computer software
  • Ability to collaborate with lab team members to gather, interpret and consolidate data, generate documentation and reporting, review data and information for presentation and review
  • Working knowledge of industry regulations, ISO 17025/GLP/OECD or other regulated environments
  • Working knowledge of analytical laboratory procedures
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Time management skills
  • Good editorial and proofreading skills
  • Good problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment


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