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Kelly Services Research Assistant in Johnston, Iowa

Research Assistant – Johnston, IA

Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group (KellyOCG), a managed solution provider and business unit of Kelly Services, Inc., is currently seeking a Research Assistant for a long-term engagement at one of our Global clients in Johnston, IA. This role is a full-time, fully benefited position. As a KellyOCG employee you will be eligible for Medical, Dental, 401K and a variety of other benefits to choose from. You’ll also be eligible for paid time off, including holiday, vacation and sick/personal time. All KellyOCG employees receive annual performance reviews.

Job Description: The Research Assistant will provide central services support to the labs by providing sterile glassware, water, and supplies on an as needed basis. The Research Assistant will also be responsible for autoclaving biohazard waste and ensuring that all protocols are followed, and work is performed in a safe manner.

Duties/Responsibilities: Provide clean, sterile glassware and supplies to labs. Ensure that labs have designated supplies including sterile water. Train part time/temporary employees on glassware work to be performed. Responsible for calling in service when needed and communications to team and labs when equipment needs repair. Update lab documentation to ensure glassware labeling is accurate and that services performed are documented for specific labs. Actively ensure a safe working environment for yourself and teammates. Transport bagged Bio-Hazard waste via cart and/or truck. Decontaminate bagged Bio-Hazard waste. Provide coverage for teammates when needed and participate in building and maintaining a strong team working environment Determine how much work can be accomplished daily that will ensure glassware, supplies and water are delivered within a 24-hour window. Ability to travel between Johnston locations during working hours in your personal vehicle. Ability to resolve internal customer issues by communicating with management and receiving feedback on needed changes in glassware support to ensure research expectations are met.. The individual will need to prioritize customer demands to ensure that other responsibilities are not jeopardized.

Education and Experience : High school diploma and 2 to 4 years of related experience required. Technical Associate's degree preferred, or equivalent amounts of relevant education and experience.

Competencies: Ability to read/interpret instructions and carry out tasks in absence of supervision.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to lift and move up to 50 lbs. of weight, repetitive use of wrists, hands and fingers, to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee is repeatedly required to stand, walk, and work on their feet for prolonged periods.

Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Ability to communicate and work with others in a team setting and of diverse cultural backgrounds and languages. The ability to fluently speak, write, and read English is required.

Some mechanical knowledge is preferred.

Ability to work in various environmental conditions.

The applicant will be familiar with laboratory practices and sterile laboratory techniques while following all safety regulations.

To learn more about KellyOCG and our Managed Solutions expertise, visit us at kellyocg.com /Solutions/Business-and-Professional Services.

Important information: This position is recruited by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Why Kelly ® ?

The Managed Solutions practice within Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group (KellyOCG ® ) is one focus within the full array of Kelly Services® workforce solutions.

Kelly Services has transformed from the staffing industry pioneer to a leading workforce solutions provider. KellyOCG is the distinguished outsourcing and consulting segment of Kelly Services, known for applying a forward-looking approach that enables companies to make strategic workforce planning decisions that impact their business and competitive advantage.

The Managed Solutions practice area of KellyOCG is dedicated to partnering with clients to architect and implement solutions that put them in a position to meet their operational obligation to their organization and freedom to focus on their more strategic business needs.

AboutKelly Services ®

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to have a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe. We employ 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through our talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2015 was $5.5 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kellyservices) , LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/kellyservices) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/kellyservices) .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)

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