New Lab Technician - Intermediate Job in Chesterfield, MO!
Position Title: Lab Technician - Intermediate

Position Number: 342013

Location: Chesterfield, MO 63017

Position Type: Long Term Contract

Required Skill Set:

Lab Tech, Labeling, Laboratory

Position Description:

**C2C is not available**
**Only U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. can be considered as W2 candidates.**
Location: Chesterfield MO 63017

Title: Lab Technician

Performs laboratory technical tasks. Responsible for the care and maintenance of laboratory equipment. Will be required to offer assistance in the operation of the equipment and the gathering of data. Assists with receipt and inspection of raw materials, ordering and stocking. . Requires an Associate''s Degree or its equivalent and 2-5 years of related experience. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a supervisor.

This position is in Precision Genomics’ St. Louis Genotyping lab. The candidate will be working collaboratively with a large production team of FTE''s and contractors to deliver daily and weekly genotyping targets under tight deadlines. The candidate will primarily be responsible for sample prep and manual DNA extraction to support our high-density array genotyping platform, and will also include responsibilities related to shipping compliance and sample recipiet.

This role is open for the following shift:
Monday-Friday, day shift
*Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

Desired skills for the ideal candidate:
1. Demonstrate reliability: This is a business-critical position to keep our lab running 7 days a week across multiple shifts. The candidate must be a reliable presence on this shift. Position may require flexible or off shift hours during peak times.
2. High Throughput/production/sample management: Our lab processes 2+ million samples per year with fast turn-around times. Any experience handling a large number of samples daily (lab, etc), or in a fast-paced environment (retail, food service, etc) is a plus. Experience with LIMS is a plus.
3. High attention to detail when performing repetitive tasks.

• What is a day like in this role?
Performs laboratory technical tasks. Responsible for the care and maintenance of laboratory equipment. Will be required to offer assistance in the operation of the equipment and the gathering of data. Assists with receipt and inspection of raw materials, ordering and stocking.

• What 3-5 responsibilities will occupy their time?
Sample receipt, sample prep (grinding seed), manual DNA extraction

• Who will this person work with on a daily basis?
Primarily a small team of a supervisor, 1 FTE, and 1 contractor. This sub-team is within a larger team of FTEs and contractors.

• Tell me about the team dynamic/culture.
A large team of about 45 people across multiple shifts, nights and weekends; around 40% contractors. Team dynamic is outgoing, productive, results orientated, and strong communication between shifts. The team performs a high volume of work in a casual atmosphere.

• What are the ‘must haves’ to be successful in this role?
Attention to detail, strong work ethic, sense of urgency, excellent communication skills, good organizational skills. Candidates with experience in fast-paced settings (even non-lab related; i.e. restaurants/ retail/ shipping) are usually high performers on our team.

• What is the long term plan for the role?
We maintain a large contingent workforce in longer-term roles (1-2+ years). We often cross-train or shift candidates to roles within different sub-teams in the production lab. Opportunities to interview for FTE positions may arise within the team.

• What will make this opportunity stand out for potential candidates?
Exposure to the organizational culture at one of the biggest companies in the world, and the opportunity to work in a lab that supports the majority of Bayer''s Breeding and Biotech pipelines. This lab is one of the most highly automated genotyping labs in the company and is a good opportunity to establish a background with high-throughput experience.

• What kind of soft skills are you looking for?
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Intermediate skills in Office Applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook; Advanced/Proficient skills in Excel.

• What is the minimum number of years of experience required for this position? 2 years

• What is the minimum level of education is needed for this position? Associate’s degree

• Is there a possibility for an extension of this assignment?
After the initial hire, if the contractor performs well and there are no behavioral issues, we typically extend a year at a time or longer.

• Will this position convert to a FTE Role?
Not directly, but as FTE roles open on the team we often select interviewees from our pool of contingent workers.

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