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Actalent Laboratory Technician in Johnston, Iowa

Laboratory Technician


  • Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm


  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Plant Science, Agriculture, Biochemistry or related field

Job Description:

Join our dynamic Discovery Assay and Screening (DAS) team, where you will play a crucial role in developing and optimizing various assay platforms to identify and characterize hits, actives, leads, and construct performance. As a Research Assistant, you will perform general laboratory operations tasks and provide support with experimental execution under the guidance of laboratory and/or project leads. Your responsibilities will include maintaining laboratory facilities and equipment in line with laboratory standards, working with a variety of insect species at different life stages, assisting in plant assays including sampling, culture maintenance, and plant care, and utilizing lab instruments to analyze samples with precision and attention to detail.

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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