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Kelly Services Fermentation Lab Technician in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Fermentation Lab Technician

  • Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

  • 6 month contract with possibility for extension

  • Minnetonka, MN


The Fermentation Lab Technician assists the fermentation team with routine preparation and maintenance activities. The Lab Tech prepares media, intermittent operation of fermentation vessels, and performs necessary cleaning/disinfecting of equipment and laboratories. The Lab Tech must be comfortable with aseptic technique and written SOPs must be followed.


  • Fermentation Process Development and Strain Evaluation/Improvement

  • Day-to-day operation of bench-scale bioreactors, incl. basic operations like sterilization of media and preparation of bioreactors, calibration of probes and pumps, operation using process control, sampling, collecting analytical data, taking down and cleaning bioreactors at end of runs

  • Logging laboratory data (online, offline and other analytical data) into data management system and summarizing data in Excel spreadsheets, Word and other tracking software

  • Performing daily maintenance duties involving preparation of media and stock solutions, equipment and instrument calibrations, sterilization, bioreactor maintenance

  • Performing other laboratory housekeeping assignments related to the lab function


  • BA/BS in biology, chemical engineering, microbiology, biochemistry or other life sciences or in progress.

  • Attention to detail to execute complex SOPs

  • Strong ability to communicate, both written and verbally

  • Ability to collaboratively interact with other associates and scientists and with members of other teams

  • Must be available for evening and weekend shifts, and overtime as needed

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Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)