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Aerotek GQA Lab Tech: PAYS $15/hR (Genetic Quality Assurance) in St. Louis, Missouri


GQA supports global seed manufacturing with exclusive technology- their mission is to know EXACTLY what is in each bag of seed that is genetically modified and shipped from the company.

Required Qualifications:

  • COMPLETED Associate or Bachelor Degree ( preferably from a scientific-related degree)

  • Someone with experience in a fast paced and/or team based environments

  • something like restaurant staff, retail, etc.


  • Varietal Purity- testing using Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP); a DNA based test

  • Trait Purity- protein based testing determined using Enzyme Linked Immuno-sorbent Assays (ELISA)

  • Adventitious Presence test is performed on corn and soy to ensure the freedom to operate of their commercial seed production and development of new Biotechnology Traits.

  • Employee will perform laboratory tasks such as dropping, crushing, planting, harvesting, counting, grinding, reagent preparation, and other routine laboratory tasks to support these different types of genetic testing.

  • Conduct routine and preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment.

  • Will be required to assist in the operation of equipment for the purpose of data generation.

  • Assists with receipt and inspection of raw materials, ordering and stocking.

Job Details:

  • Pay: $15/hr

  • Contract: 3 Month Contract

  • intended to be ongoing. This position oftentimes keeps people on contract for multiple years. The way the company draws up their agreement requires renewal every 3 months, but this is common and offered to any candidate achieving the goals set before them.

  • Location: Creve Coeur, MO (further details provided upon application)

  • Shifts:

  • 1st Shift : 7:00am-3:30pm (Mon - Fri)

  • 2nd Shift: 2:00pm to 10:30pm (Mon - Fri)

  • Some overtime/weekend work will be available and may be required on occasion

This group tests samples from the following programs:

  • Varietal Purity

  • Trait Purity

  • Adventitious Presence

Testing/Prepping With:

  • Corn

  • Sweet Corn

  • Soybean Breeding

  • Prefoundation


Lab technician, Chemistry, Biology, Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, lab skills, pipetting, aespetic technique

Top Skills Details:

  • Associate's Degree

  • Biology/Chemistry

  • Lab Skill

Experience Level:

Intermediate 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.