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Kelly Services Laboratory Technician in Johnston, Iowa

Kelly is hiring for a Laboratory Technician position with one of our clients in Johnston, IA.

  • 12 months contract (May be extended or converted)

  • $18-20/hr based on experience

Job Description:

  • Conduct transformation/genome editing experiments for cotton, canola, and Wheat according to established protocols, and document experiment data accurately into database systems.

  • Follow the direction of supervisor(s) and carry out plant transformation or genome editing experiments and collect data from experiments.

  • Participate in new technology development or process improvement studies in transformation – activities include experimental plan, testing of hypothesis, making an observation, data collection, and analysis.

  • Follow company safety policies, protocols, and procedures, and ensure a safe working environment for self and team members.

  • Participate in team supporting activities such as explant preparation, equipment maintenance, media assessment or improvement, culture room maintenance, process improvement, or information management.

  • Provide technical support and conduct experiments with a respectful, collaborative, and positive team spirit.

  • Provide summaries and reports to supervisors, and present results in the company meetings when necessary.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Associate’s degree program in plant science, biological science, genetics, or related fields such as horticulture or biotechnology

  • Plant tissue culture and transformation experience would be preferred but not required.

  • Knowledge and experience in general lab operation are necessary

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to maintain complete, accurate, and timely records of experimental data and procedures.

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software, and experience in databases and/or LIMS systems is a plus

  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.

  • Ability to follow company safety policies and procedures

  • Ability to function both independently and as a respectful team member


You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

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