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Actalent Laboratory Assistant in Johnston, Iowa

Job Title: Laboratory AssistantJob Description

Join our dynamic team as a Laboratory Assistant, where you will play a crucial role in a High Throughput Production Genotyping Lab. Your main responsibilities will include operating automated liquid handlers for DNA and marker preparation for PCR processing, managing large batches of samples through time-sensitive processes, and maintaining clear communication within the team for efficient troubleshooting and prioritization. We value adaptability, as you may need to flex your working hours during peak seasons to meet our goals.

Hard Skills

  • Genotyping

  • PCR

  • Operation of automated liquid handlers

Soft Skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively on multiple tasks

Job Type

This is a contract position with a duration of 6 Month(s).

Work Site

This is a fully on-site position in Johnston, Iowa.

Work Environment

High Throughput Production Genotyping Lab

About Actalent

Actalent is a global leader in engineering and sciences services and talent solutions. We help visionary companies advance their engineering and science initiatives through access to specialized experts who drive scale, innovation and speed to market. With a network of almost 30,000 consultants and more than 4,500 clients across the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe, Actalent serves many of the Fortune 500.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Actalent, diversity and inclusion are a bridge towards the equity and success of our people. DE&I are embedded into our culture through:

  • Hiring diverse talent

  • Maintaining an inclusive environment through persistent self-reflection

  • Building a culture of care, engagement, and recognition with clear outcomes

  • Ensuring growth opportunities for our people

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

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