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ManpowerGroup Laboratory Technician in Johnston, Iowa

Our client, an agriculture company is seeking a Laboratory Technician to join their team. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of aseptic techniques which will align successfully with the organization.

Job Title: Laboratory Technician

Location: Johnston, IA

Pay range: $19-$20/hr

W2 contract for around a year with benefits included.

Under supervision, will be responsible for conducting plant cell/tissue culture laboratory activities, greenhouse and field-based activities in support of research.

They will be responsible for routine laboratory, greenhouse, and field research and housekeeping activities, data entry and handling tasks, and to follow all safety guidelines.


  • Perform routine tissue culture procedures in the double haploid process including embryo manipulation using aseptic technique, plantlet transfer, and plant care.

  • May perform greenhouse procedures including plant crossing and seed handling.

  • May work in field settings during the summer crossing, sampling, and plant handling.

  • Enter and maintain accurate records in Excel and databases.

  • Follow all safety guidelines and maintain operational excellence through quality management and good housekeeping.


  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Plant Physiology, or related field of study

  • Experience with soybean, corn, wheat, sorghum, or other row crops is beneficial

  • Experience with greenhouse and field work is beneficial

  • Well organized, strong time management and communication skills, and able to work independently

  • Strong competencies in MS Office

  • General laboratory experience and/or knowledge in tissue culture handling and aseptic technique

  • Ability to adapt to changing goals/priorities as directed by the team lead, detail-oriented, and able to follow instructions

  • General understanding and application of scientific principles, theories, and concepts

Why should you choose Manpower Engineering?

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with Match

  • Weekly pay with direct deposit

  • Holiday Pay

  • Referral Rewards

  • Monthly Recognition Programs

  • Dedicated Career Partner to help you achieve your career goals

  • Recognized as World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2023 for 14 th year in a row

If this is a role that interests you and you’d like to learn more, click apply now and a recruiter will be in touch with you to discuss this great opportunity. We look forward to speaking with you!

About ManpowerGroup, Parent Company of Experis

ManpowerGroup® (NYSE: MAN), the leading global workforce solutions company, helps organizations transform in a fast-changing world of work by sourcing, assessing, developing, and managing the talent that enables them to win. We develop innovative solutions for hundreds of thousands of organizations every year, providing them with skilled talent while finding meaningful, sustainable employment for millions of people across a wide range of industries and skills. Our expert family of brands – Manpower, Experis, Talent Solutions, and Jefferson Wells creates substantial value for candidates and clients across more than 75 countries and territories and has done so for over 70 years. We are recognized consistently for our diversity - as a best place to work for Women, Inclusion, Equality and Disability and in 2022 ManpowerGroup was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the 13th year - all confirming our position as the brand of choice for in-demand talent.

ManpowerGroup is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in a professional, high quality work environment. It is the policy of ManpowerGroup and all of its subsidiaries to recruit, train, promote, transfer, pay and take all employment actions without regard to an employee's race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.