DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA Lab Assistant Microbiology in Springfield, Missouri

Lab Assistant - Microbiology Location:2835 N Oak Grove AveSpringfield, Missouri, 65803United StatesCompany: CompanyReq Num: req7125 Job Description Assist microbiology department with sample prep, reagent preparation, and general cleaning. Duties and Responsibilities: * Stomach food samples with appropriate dilution water. * Stage and label media for various tests. * Label QC samples and coordinate daily LCS by batch * Plate and pour agar plates, as needed. * Ensure labs are stocked with needed supplies. * Coordinate required agars with media department; prepare and temper media. * Label tubes, plates. * Maintain sterile tips, racks. * Empty biohazard waste. * Relieve inventory and assist with month end inventories. * Clean and organize lab counters. * Clean and organize cooler storage areas. * Prepare standards and reagents and ensure correct labeling and storage. * Perform equipment calibrations as directed pH enrichment containers * Other duties as assigned Requirements Required Minimum Qualifications: * Minimum of a High School diploma. Prefer current Microbiology, Cell Biology major college student and/or lab experience. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Ability to multi-task, work quickly while accurate and work well within a team. * Understand percent solutions. * Excellent math skills. * Computer skills- data entry a LIMS system EEO/AA/Female/Minority/Disabled/Veteran EEO/AA/Female/Minority/Disabled/VeteranEmployer's Job# 7125Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.