Verona, Wisconsin

Kelly Scientific is seeking a temp to hire Laboratory Technician I in Verona, WI.

Shift: Monday- Friday 7am-3:30pm

Compensation: $17/hour + up to $1000 in bonuses

Job Summary and Purpose:

The Lab Technician I provides support in the manufacture of vaccines through performance of cell, viral and bacterial culture processes.

Responsibilities and Key Duties:

  • Conduct and/or assist with small and large scale non-viral and viral tissue culture and aerobic and anaerobic bacterial culture operations using antibiotic free media and/or perform observation, inoculation, harvest, inactivation, precipitation, decantation, and storage processes in accordance with approved procedures
  • Perform inactivated fraction, modified live virus, and live virus antigen pooling and bulking procedures
  • Assist with and/or perform daily observation and documentation of viral and/or bacterial cultures
  • Assist with and/or create primary cell cultures in antibiotic free media
  • Conduct all post lyophilization activity, including removal of product from the lyophilizer, capping, inventory, storage, and equipment cleaning
  • Operate and/or assist with the operation of the lyophilizer
  • Prepare solutions and equipment
  • Conduct filling procedures for inactivated, modified live virus, and/or diluent products
  • Disinfect and clean laboratories and equipment
  • Maintain frozen seed inventory
  • Freeze new cell passages as directed
  • Maintain a record of limited instances of deviations due to “negligence”
  • Perform duties in accordance with applicable Standard Operating Procedures and make suggestions for changes as needed
  • Accurately complete all necessary documentation in accordance with good documentation practices
  • Perform general housekeeping of halls, airlocks, laboratories, storage areas, and equipment
  • Additional duties as assigned


Core Competencies:

  • Solutions out of complexity - Work to evolve immediate environment
  • Client focus - Make sure needs and requests are treated equally and in a positive way
  • Collaborate with empathy - Fully takes part in the working group to share information, listens to others and have a clear idea of the decisions taken
  • Engage and develop - Open to share knowledge and to receive feedback from others
  • Drive ambition and accountability - Ensure accuracy of work with the use of KPI's and a responsible commitment
  • Influence others - Show structure and confidence while speaking


Technical / Functional Competencies:

  • Strong mathematical aptitude
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Able to work overtime as needed
  • Knowledge of clean room behavior and aseptic technique
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite



Education – undergraduate degree in biology or a related field preferred but not required

Work Experience – Previous laboratory work preferred but not required


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to read, write legibly and understand English
  • Frequent repetitions of squatting, bending, reaching and twisting
  • Frequent standing for long periods of time
  • Lifting up to 55 pounds and greater (with team lift)
  • Frequent repetition of wrist and shoulder rotations
  • Dexterity: frequent fine motor movements
  • Visual inspection in order to compare to color standards


Working Conditions:

Clean room manufacturing laboratory in dedicated and sterile full suit gowns, including face mask

Egg and fermentation production laboratory with exposure to warm to cold temperature extremes


Interested? Apply now!

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Verona, Wisconsin

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