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Aerotek Entry Level Biologist in St. Louis, Missouri

Description:

Weigh and extract samples for high throughput analytical process. Candidates must have basic computer skills, be reliable, accurate and able to handle repetitive tasks. The work is not complicated but must be exact. Needs someone very detail oriented.

Seed and Sample Prep Technician

Individual will need to be able to work in a high throughput, fast paced lab that counts and distributes seed and prepares plant tissue samples to support Regulatory studies. Individual must be able to use various lab equipment to grind plant tissue samples according to established SOPs. Individual also may participate in basic greenhouse tasks such as watering plants, filling pots with soil and general greenhouse organizing.

The seed and sample prep technician must be able to aliquot and dispense prepared plant samples to various analysts and ship samples to laboratories, following GLP, APHIS, EPA, and/or international regulations. Failure to do so could lead to violations and/or fines levied against the company. Individual should be able to receive, store and retrieve plant samples into or out of -20C or -80C freezers or controlled-environment warehouse facility. Maintenance of GLP compliance via documentation for laboratory equipment will also be required.

Individual must be able to document all sample handling activities in both electronic and manual systems. Individual must be able to perform repetitive tasks in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment, and be able to communicate with sample owners, other team members, and analysts. Understanding of production plans, protocols, and relevant SOP's for the care, handling, and preparation of samples will also be required. Individual must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in various conditions.

--if lifting up to 50 lbs, buddy system is allowed

Skills:

sample prep*, Bachelor's Degree, Biology, Chemistry, biochemistry, SOPs, greenhouse, lab, lab technician

Top Skills Details:

Bachelor's Degree

Lab Practices

Sample Preparation

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Able to understand and execute assignments by priority

High-level of detail-orientation

Able to complete tasks through multiple workflows

Comfortable with a fast pace; high work-load

Good communication skills; will ask questions when necessary

Able to follow very detailed process instructions accurately

Comfortable with electronic systems use

The seed and sample prep technician will be trained on and must be able to follow EPA GLP,

USDA-APHIS, and/or other international regulations. Compliance with the required processes

and regulations is paramount. Failure to do so can lead to termination and could also lead to

violations and/or fines levied against the company.

Maintenance of GLP compliance via documentation for laboratory equipment will also be

required. Individual must be able to document all sample handling activities in both electronic

and manual systems. Individual must be able to perform repetitive tasks in a fast-paced, detailoriented

environment, and be able to communicate with sample owners, other team members,

and analysts. Understanding of production plans, protocols, and relevant SOP's for the care,

handling, or preparation of seed or samples will also be required. Individual must be able to lift

up to 50 pounds in various conditions.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

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.

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