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Kelly Services Microbiology Lab Assistant in Topeka, Kansas

Kelly Scientific is seeking a Microbiology Lab Assistant in Topeka, KS .

Temporary to Hire

Shift: 7am- 3:30pm or 1pm-9:30pm

Sunday -Thursday or Tuesday- Saturday

Compensation: $15/hour


  • Perform real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for SARS-CoV-2 to support outbreak investigations and surveillance monitoring.

  • All testing must be completed using established standard operating procedures.

  • Prompt and accurate reporting of results is required.

  • Perform QC and QA on analytical tests through daily monitoring of assays and by participating in proficiency challenges.

  • Accurately complete worksheets for testing and equipment maintenance.

  • Alert supervisor when essential supplies are needed and when equipment is not meeting performance requirements.

  • Troubleshoot and work with technical support to resolve any instrument issues.

  • Perform other duties as assigned including serving as a member of the Disaster Response Team as needed to assure the agency's public and environmental health response is adequately staffed during and immediately following natural and/or man-made disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, and/or acts of terrorism.


  • Bachelor’s in Biology or related field

  • Must have taken 6 credit hours of Biology courses, 6 credit hours of Chemistry courses, and 12 credit hours of a combined total of Biology, Chemistry or Medical Technology.

  • Knowledge of PCR and ELISA preferred

Interested in a rewarding position? Apply now!

Why Kelly ® ?

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. 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)