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Laboratory Technician

Kelly Services
Kenexa, KS
**Lab Tech (multiple openings)**

**Location: Lenexa, KS**

**Pay Rate: $15/hr**

**Contract to hire**

**Hours: Rotating shifts:**

**M-F 6AM - 2:30PM 2 weeks**

**M-F 5AM - 1:30 PM 1 week**

**Sat - Wed 9AM - 5:30PM One weekend/month**

**Job Summary and Purpose:**

Technicians assist in tissue and viral culture of Chicken Embryo Fibroblast CEF cells for Marek s 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 Marek s 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. Mareks disease is a highly contagious, often fatal, malignancy of poultry that affects the nerves and visceral organs and is caused by a herpesvirus. Control is primarily by vaccination, which has resulted in a dramatic reduction in losses of this disease in flocks raised for consumption and egg laying.

**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 Marek s Laboratory SOPs, Quality Assurance SOPs, Marek s 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: Marek s Laboratory Technicians work closely with Marek s 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: Marek s 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.

**Qualifications** :

**Education** - Associates or Bachelors degree in a related field, preferred but not required

**Work Experience** - 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

**Additional Detail:**

+ **As your local offices do not support this position, for immediate consideration, please apply online to this posting directly.**

+ **Resumes in MS Word are preferred.**

+ **If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter at** **** **; however, your resume must be received via the official posting.**

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

Kelly Science & Clinical 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 (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). 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. (
Posted: 2021-06-04 Expires: 2021-07-05

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