Laboratory Assistant

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Located in Fresno, CA

Salary: $15.00

Job Description

The Laboratory Assistant is responsible for ensuring the successful completion of experimental research protocols dedicated to maintaining the quality of fresh produce.

The Lab Assistant is expected to:

  • Take measurements of fruit quality parameters and document the findings.
  • Mix and apply fruit protection products which may include food safe chemical treatments to experimental fruit.
  • Wash and prepare fruit samples for experimentation.
  • Conduct chemical extractions from produce samples.
  • Operate lab equipment such as an autoclave, centrifuge, microscope, gas chromatograph.
  • Enters data into computer data systems.
  • Conduct micro-biology work using sterile laboratory techniques.
  • May be expected to lift up to 40 lbs.

Skills and experience:

  • Preferred: 2 or 4 year degree in Chemistry, Applied Science, Microbiology, Biology, Agriculture or similar field
  • Strong organizational skills to manage and prioritize tasks
  • Critical thinking and trouble shooting.
  • Knowledge of microbiology laboratory techniques.
  • Ability to follow written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Familiarity with computer software such as word processors, statistical and database applications.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds. May need to crouch, crawl, climb a ladder or walk up stairs for sample collection and preparation.
  • Work environment may be hot, cold, loud, humid or slippery.

Desirable:

  • Experience working with microbiological or plant pathology cultures and use of aseptic techniques
  • HPLC and GC or GCMS experience

Job Type: Full time temporary

 

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Express Office: Fresno (East)
7411 North Cedar
Suite 101
Fresno, CA 93720
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