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Lab Technician - Agriculture

Des Moines, IA 50131

Posted: 09/18/2023 Employment Type: Full Time Industry: Professional Job Number: 14287 Pay Rate: $20.00

Job Description

Do you enjoy working in the horticulture and biotechnology industry and collecting data for lab record keeping? Essential Personnel is seeking enthusiastic candidates to fill the Lab Technician position in Des Moines, IA. Monday - Friday 1st shift position. Essential Personnel in Johnston, IA would like to hear from you! The ideal Lab Technician will have an understanding of genetics and molecular biology as well as genotyping platforms, including genotyping by assays and sequencing. Not a remote position.

Requirements for the Lab Technician:

  • Bachelors in Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or related field

  • Demonstrate solving complex problems

  • Strong people and project leadership skills

  • Work independently and collaboratively 

  • Desire to excel

Requirements for the Lab Technician:

  • Support projects to evaluate, implement, and deploy new production genotyping platforms and methods

  • Show strong propensity for record keeping with the ability to communicate complex technical to team members

  • Show strong propensity for record keeping 

  • Work effectively in team environment, demonstrate willingness to help others

  • Understand germ plasm and breeding strategies

Benefits Offered:

  • Matching 401(k)

  • PTO after 90 days of being hired by client

  • Vision, Dental, STD, LTD

  • Paid Training

While Working for Essential Personnel:

  • Weekly pay - direct deposit

  • Holiday Bonus paid to eligible employees

  • Health Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

Additional Info:

Interested candidates, call immediately at (515) 895-4789, submit your resume by clicking on the following link:, or click the apply button to complete our application. Email your resume to

Essential Personnel employment consultants are experts at providing staffing solutions to meet each company and job seeker's unique needs. We specialist in the fields of industrial, technical, professional, executive and clerical, mortgage, human resources, information technology and accounting. We staff for temporary, temp-to-hire, permanent placement, and executive search.

We focus on matching people with positions that are rewarding, well paying, and a great fit for your personality, skills and goals. We are always seeking hard-working candidates who are looking to advance their career.

Essential Personnel is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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