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Bayer Laboratory Analyst I in Muscatine, Iowa

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Laboratory Analyst I


The primary responsibilities of this role, Laboratory Analyst I, are to:

  • Perform routine analytical testing as directed by protocols and work instructions;

  • Work a variety of shifts (including weekends and holidays);

  • Request additional work to increase team productivity;

  • Prepare solutions, clean glassware, dispose of solid/liquid waste and other duties to help in the overall operations of the laboratory;

  • Train others on waste management;

  • Alert lab leadership of issues or discrepancies involving sample integrity, supply inventory, safety concerns, or analysis irregularities;

  • Communicate troubleshooting opportunities in testing processes;

  • Conduct basic (operational) preventative maintenance according to work instructions;

  • Identify and communicate operational issues of laboratory instruments and equipment;

  • Understand and operate Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Chromatography Data System (CDS) system, and other instrument-specific computer systems;

  • Search various databases for test methods, specifications, and standards to locate information required to complete analyses;

  • Record promptly and accurately, calculate and report analytical results;

  • Review analytical data and various LIMS reports;

  • Communicate and discuss any issues with team members and supervisor;

  • Complete data entry for metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs);

  • Identify process improvement ideas and communicate opportunities;

  • Assist in improving established procedures and implementing continuous improvement projects;

  • Communicate testing results to customers as required;

  • Act with customers in mind;

  • Identify opportunities to improve established procedures and aid in implementations;

  • Notify leads when supplies/consumables are at critical levels;

  • Observe good safety and housekeeping practices;

  • Participate in lab/site safety programs and cross-site initiatives;

  • Have knowledge of RCRA hazardous waste regulations, waste determinations, waste codes, and how to immediately communicate discovery of spills and leaks.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate‚Äôs degree;

  • Good oral and written communication skills;

  • High attention to detail and an ability to analyze outcomes against a standard;

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload to optimize efficiency and productivity of the laboratory.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least three years of lab experience may substitute for education requirement.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : Iowa : Muscatine

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 446470

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