1+ months

Entry Level Lab Technician

Kelly Services
Kansas City, MO 64106
We are seeking a few great candidates for a role as **Lab Technician** in **Lenexa, KS** ! Perfect for new graduates or candidates in the Scientific industry looking to gain an entry level role!

+ **This role has an extensive training program!**

+ **Science background required! Great opportunity for entry level graduates!**

+ **This position requires basic math skills.**

+ **This position requires clean-room GMP gowning attire due to a sterile, clean-room aseptic environment.**

+ **This is a production lab environment. No sample analysis will take place in this role.**

+ **Fast paced environment.**

**Rotating Day shift**

+ Shift rotating week to week Monday-Friday (6am-2:30pm for 2 weeks, 5am-1:30pm 1 week, or 9am-5:30pm 1 week)

+ 1 weekend a month (Monday-Wednesday (off Thurs/Fri) and Sat/Sun)

**Rate of Pay:**

+ **Temp to Hire - $15/hr**

+ **Once hired perm - $16.75/hr**

**Job Summary and Purpose:**

Technicians assist in tissue and viral culture of Chicken Embryo Fibroblast (CEF) cells for Mareks Disease vaccine production in a clean room laboratory environment. Tissue culture is currently performed using roller bottle tissue culture vessels. The production of the vaccine begins in the Mareks laboratories with the extraction of highly concentrated primary CEF cell suspension; this suspension is then added to a growth medium made in house by technicians. Calculations are performed to reach a target cell amount per roller bottle vessel. Working seed ampoules are used to infect tissue culture vessels with a target virus particle amount to achieve optimal infection. These roller bottle viral cultures are then harvested, batched, and filled into labeled ampoules.

**Responsibilities and Key Duties:**

+ Aseptic Technique: All laboratory processes must be performed aseptically. Procedures take place under a Grade A Laminar Air Flow hood in a clean room laboratory.

+ Clean room laboratory work: Requires daily gowning with sterile hooded coveralls, goggles, face-mask, two pairs of gloves, and clean room boot coverings.

+ Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs): The ability to understand and follow Mareks Laboratory SOPs, Quality Assurance SOPs, Mareks Laboratory Support SOPs, and other SOPs as applicable.

+ Documentation: All procedures must be thoroughly documented; documentation must be legible and concurrent.

+ Tissue & Viral Culture: Performing and understanding of basic tissue and viral culture.

+ Media preparation: Assist in preparation of growth medium and cryoprotectant medium to be used during various vaccine production processes.

+ Laboratory Support area: Mareks Laboratory Technicians work closely with Mareks Laboratory Support Technicians; this can include dishware preparation outside of the clean room laboratory and helping with the process of placing filled ampoules on cryogenic vial canes.

+ Weekend and shift coverage: Mareks Disease vaccine production typically takes four days from start to finish, and the processing times range from early morning to late evenings as cultures are infected and harvested in specific time frames. Shift coverage can rotate (unless otherwise specified during hiring). Multiple vaccine lot productions require weekend coverage, therefore one weekend shift a month is required (unless otherwise specified during hiring).

+ Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) & CFR Title 9: Animals and Animal Products

**Core Competencies:**

+ Shape solutions out of complexity

+ Client focus

+ Collaborate with empathy

+ Engage and develop

+ Drive ambition and accountability

+ Influence others

**Technical / Functional Competencies:**

+ Understanding of aseptic technique

+ Understanding of clean room behavior

+ Cell culture and viral culture knowledge

+ Mathematical aptitude

+ Coachable

+ Thoroughness & attention to detail

+ Flexibility


+ Associates or Bachelors degree in a related field, preferred but not required

+ Laboratory manufacturing experience, beneficial but not required

**Physical Requirements:**

+ Able to read, write legibly, and communicate in English

+ Frequent repetitions of squatting, bending, and twisting: to remove tissue culture roller bottles from their culture racks, rack rows range from about a foot to six feet in height; removal of these roller bottles can happen at a rapid pace during inoculation procedures

+ Dexterity: Frequent fine motor movement (opening of ampoules, operating a syringe, opening and closing of twist cap roller bottles, placing ampoules on cryogenic vial canes)

+ Lifting 30 lbs (carboys full of growth media and large peristaltic pumps require occasional movement)

+ Standing: approximately 85% of the day is spent in standing position

+ Daily dressing and operating in clean room required garments

+ Frequent repetitions of wrist and shoulder rotations (opening and closing of twist cap roller bottles, and pouring of contents of roller bottles)

**Apply Today for Immediate Consideration!**

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at
Posted: 2020-01-17 Expires: 2020-04-20

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