Laboratory Technician


Johnston, Iowa

18 days ago

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Job Description

Job title: Laboratory Technician
Duration: 12 Months
Location: Johnston, IA 50131

We are looking for a Lab Technician for a research lab in our company. With guidance from supervision, this person will assist technical personnel in general laboratory operations and routine laboratory or information-handling tasks in support of scientific research. Perform tasks according to accepted methods and training prescribed by the team.

• Culture and process microbial strains.
• Extract total protein from bacteria and plant samples.
• Provide support in sample prep for whole genome sequencing.
• Maintain inventory of basic lab supplies and equipment.
• Maintain detailed biological sample inventory in the lab.
• Migrate inventory records into databases.
• In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology or other related science.
• Previous laboratory experience is preferred.
• Proficient knowledge of and experience in aseptic techniques.
• Very good organization skills.
• Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.

Other experience (Preferred but not required)
• Experience to work with BSL-2 microorganisms.
• Experience with molecular biology techniques.
• Experience in genomic DNA extraction from biological samples. 

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $20.00/weekly.

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