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Actalent Lab Technician in Ames, Iowa


Must haves: AA or Bachelors degree in Life Sciences (biology, genetics, microbiology) Preparing seed and leaf tissue samples for DNA extraction. Putting individual seeds into sample plates, checking material for quality, using grinders to process seeds into flour. Adding chemical buffer to sample plates with machinery. May be extended periods of sitting or standing (depending on activity) Extracting DNA from samples. Adding chemical buffers to sample plates, operating sample grinders, and liquid handling machines, being able to complete scheduled extractions within necessary amount of time, and keeping all samples organized. Fast-paced lab environment Other Non-Test activities. Unloading consumables (sample plates, tips for machines, chemicals, etc.) from pallets and moving them into lab spaces. Un-packaging consumables from boxes. Discarding of unused seed materials.


DNA Extraction, Sample Preparation, Biology, Assay Preparation, ELISA, Pipetting

Top Skills Details:

DNA Extraction, Sample Preparation, Biology, Assay Preparation, ELISA, Pipetting

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

AA or Bachelor's degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry is preferred.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.