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Microbiology Laboratory Technician - Food Science

Kelly Services
Tigard, OR 97223
Kelly Scientific is looking for a motivated individuals to join one of our partners for a **Microbiology Technician** opportunity with a **food-testing laboratory** in **Portland, OR.** This position would be part of a team that provides analytical testing and laboratory services to help clients understand the quality, safety and performance of their products, operations, and environment.


Ideal candidates can work at a fast pace and are committed to accuracy, enjoy multi-tasking and producing quality results, are self-starters, able to work independently, and are energized by contributing as a part of a small team.


**Essential Duties and Responsibilities**


+ Performs laboratory support tasks, including but not limited to media prep, dishwashing, cleaning, sample prep, sample storage, sterilizing waste, waste removal, etc.

+ Communicates clearly and directly with microbiologists concerning any/all aspects of laboratory support tasks, including relevance, appropriate methodology, laboratory accidents, abnormal or unusual results, etc.

+ Performs laboratory QA/QC checks, including but not limited to instrument and test calibration, sterility checks, balance checks, etc.

+ Provides administrative support, to include typing and emailing test reports.

+ Provides laboratory support including, but not limited to logging in and preparing samples for analysis per ISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifications, customer requests, and/or laboratory SOPs under the supervision of microbiologists.

+ Ability to work well under pressure, in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

+ Ability to work independently while contributing to the overall workload.

+ Ability to work overtime, weekends and holidays.


**Education and/or Experience**


+ Preference will be given to candidates with scientific backgrounds. This includes:

+ Candidates with a 2-year or 4-year degree in a scientific discipline, OR

+ Candidates currently enrolled in a science undergraduate program with some laboratory experience

+ Knowledge of microbiology laboratory terminology and protocols. Experience with use of microbiology laboratory tools and instruments. Proficiency in sterile technique.


**Location:** Portland, OR


**Type:** Temp-To-Hire


**Pay:** $18+/hour for students, 20+/hour for candidates with degrees


* Summer positions available for college students


* pay rates will be determined dependent on experience


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.


**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. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2022-05-04 Expires: 2022-06-04

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