Lab Assistant

Davenport, Iowa | Freelance | Job ID #57742 |
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A Fortune 500 organization with facilities in DAVENPORT, IA is seeking a Lab Assistant to join their team. This role requires previous Laboratory (Microbiology lab preferred) experience.


  • SAP, Microsoft office experience
  • Strong Communication Skills – it is crucial that microbiology technicians communicate any specimen related information or issues to peers and management clearly and effectively
  • Writing Skills – clear and effective writing to report lab results is a necessary quality for a person interested in this role
  • Detail Oriented – microbiology technicians should be efficient, motivated, and pay close attention to detail, as lab testing requires maximum accuracy
  • Problem Solving – microbiology technicians are expected to identify issues with specimen types and missing information. They engage with the lab technician or client services department to resolve any problems that might arise
  • Project Management – this role is expected to ensure sample turnaround times are met on time. This can include sample preparation for sample analysis, data review and reduction, and providing data interpretation reports



  • Including but not restricted to Collecting environmental sample from processing area
  • Collecting water samples for testing, plating samples collected following SOP and enter data in SAP
  • Collecting product sample for shelf life study
  • This role is responsible for setting up laboratory tests for microbial examination. Microbiology technicians assess whether specimens meet laboratory standards, document any issues
  • This role is expected to review and report results of microbiological analyses in a timely manner. It is also required that they identify and communicate results that may require further investigation or discussion with a supervisor
  • Enter result in SAP
  • Autoclaving, measuring temperature, assisting with shelf life study
  • Working with methods like aseptic technique
  • This role plays a large role in the upkeep of the laboratory
  • This can include managing lab inventory, preparing and cleaning lab instruments, ensuring all work areas are clean, and performing other duties as necessary or instructed by a supervisor

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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