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***THIS IS AN 18-MONTH CONTINGENT POSITION***

Position is located in Saint Louis, MO.

 

Primary Responsibilities: 
- Aseptic weighing of test samples (primarily food, feed and ingredient samples). 
- Setting up samples for pathogen tests (Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli 0157:H7) and running the pathogen rapid methods. Setting up samples for microbial counts (Aerobic Plate Count, Yeast &        Mold count, Coliforms, E. coli, Staph, spore counts, etc.). 
- Performing the follow up testing on the various microbial counts along with confirmation work on presumptive positive pathogen samples. 
- Performing documented non-routine procedures as required. Calibrating, troubleshooting, and maintaining lab instruments where applicable. 
- Maintaining required ISO 17025 documentation on worksheets and quality control logs and summarizing quality control data. 
- Assisting in the review and revision of operating procedures and methods. Interacting with work team, laboratory personnel and frequently with clients to perform duties and responsibilities of the position. 

Qualifications: 
MUST HAVE Microbiology or Cellular/Molecular Biology degree.
MUST HAVE 3 years of working in a food microbiology laboratory.
Knowledge of aseptic technique. 
Can work overtime or weekends as needed 
Daily routine involves standing most of the day and may include the repeated lifting of items (15 lb water carboys) 
Routine may also include the receipt and unpacking of supplies (lifting required – up to 30 lbs) 
Some laboratory tasks are repetitious and require hand dexterity 
Ability to multi-task 
Ability to function well in a busy team environment 

Schedule: 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., 40 hours per week with the possibility of overtime if needed. Individual must be available to work weekends and holidays if needed.

 

***THIS IS AN 18-MONTH CONTINGENT POSITION***

Position is located in Saint Louis, MO.

Job: Laboratory Technician (Contingent)
Primary Location: Saint Louis, MO US
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