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Actalent Lab Technician in Ames, Iowa


Prepping assays and pipetting. Solution and consumable prep. Operating liquid handling robots to dispense reagents for PCR Performing DNA extractions Following Standard Operating Procedures. Loading and unload projects onto machines, taking prepared plates and getting them ready to put on machines (vortex, spinning, placing in order, scanning, and removing lids). Ability to multi-task as they will need to be able to keep track of time on several machines at once. Running multiple machines in multiple rooms. Keep precise track of the amount of supplies used. Need to be observant and have attention to detail. Observe inconsistencies, document, and report them. Help trouble shoot problems. Weekly cleaning and minor maintenance of the equipment. Changing the tips, running liquinox and ethanol through the machines cleaning the rails and dusting. Quarterly cleaning of water tanks. Disposing of DNA plates once projects are finished. This includes taking visual inventory of plates in a fridge and pulling out plates based on a certain criterion. Retrieving totes in a cold room from a generated list. Removing the seals from all the plates and dumping out the DNA and placing the plates in recycling. Helping other people by shaking, spinning, and organizing plates, plus unpacking and organizing supplies. May include other tasks as assigned.


DNA Extraction, Sample Preparation, Biology, Assay Preparation, ELISA, Pipetting

Top Skills Details:

DNA Extraction, Sample Preparation, Biology, Assay Preparation, ELISA, Pipetting

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry is preferred. If this person has a few years of experience running PCR with no degree, they will consider them. Experience using liquid handling robots is nice, but not critical.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

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.