Entry Level Research Associate

Employer
Actalent
Location
Roseville, Minnesota, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 10, 2021
Closes
Jul 23, 2021
Ref
2309928236
Discipline
Genetics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Description:
Assist in the day-to-day operations of multiple labs through media prep for further tissue culturing. Candidates should have some familiarity in various laboratory techniques in molecular biology, cell or plant tissue culture and genetics, and must be able to conduct procedures according to standard operating procedures to meet project goals.
To start out, the lab technician in this role would be doing a lot with media preparation, plating, and autoclave.
Attention to detail is very important in this role. That is because the media that is being prepared, it is not immediately noticeable if it is made "wrong", and it is found out once plants are being grown which is around 45 days later.
The other component of this job will be looking through damaged seed and determining which seed can still be used for further testing. This requires visual inspection and following the SOPs in place and to have high attention to detail
Skills:
Biology, media preparation, Molecular biology, Chemistry, tissue culture, plant, genetics, dishwashing, autoclave, greenhouse, botany, chemistry, Media
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in biology, botany, chemistry or related science
1+ years of lab experience (can be from school labs)
Strong attention to detail (verified by references)
Good attendance at previous jobs (verified by references)
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare media according to protocols
Sterilize and dispense media (including use of autoclave)
Coordinate tissue needs with cell biology and greenhouse teams
Maintain, calibrate, and clean instrumentation, labware, and common laboratory areas
Collect biological samples
document experimental design and results in a lab notebook.
They are looking for someone who is excited about the company and wants to further their knowledge. The lab technician in this role would get a lot of exposure to high-level scientists within the field to learn from and also get a better understanding of the bigger business picture.
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.

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