Randstad Seed and Sample Prep Technician in Saint Louis, Missouri

Seed and Sample Prep Technician

job details:

  • location:Saint Louis, MO

  • salary:$13 - $15 per hour

  • date posted:Thursday, March 14, 2019

  • experience:Entry Level

  • job type:Temporary

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:S_740818

  • questions:Suzanne.Hollnagel@randstadusa.com314-682-3950

job description

Seed and Sample Prep Technician

Randstad in partnership with a leading biotechnology company located in St. Louis, MO is now hiring for a Seed/Sample Prep Technician. If you are the selected candidate for this role, you will work with our client who is shaping the world of agriculture with breakthrough innovation for the benefit of farmers, consumers and our planet.


As the selected candidate for this position you will work in a high-energy, fast-paced lab, supporting Regulatory studies. Duties include:

Counting and packaging/distributing seed

Preparing plant tissue samples (grinding, ginning, delinting, lyophilizing, etc.)

Aliquoting and dispensing prepared plant samples to various analysts and shipping samples to laboratories

Receiving and inventorying seed or plant sample materials

Organizing, placing or retrieving inventories (ambient, 4C, or -20C walk-in coolers, warehouse, or -80C upright units)

Creating and shipping plant sampling kits

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The candidate must be able to perform repetitive tasks in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment, and be able to communicate with sample owners, other team members, and analysts.

Understanding of production plans, protocols, and relevant SOP's for the care, handling, or preparation of seed or samples will also be required.

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in various conditions.




Entry Level


Must be able to use various lab equipment to prepare plant tissue samples per established SOPs.

Able to understand and execute assignments by priority

High-level of detail-orientation

Able to complete tasks through multiple workflows

Comfortable with a fast pace, high work-load enfironment

Good communication skills; will ask questions when necessary

Able to follow very detailed process instructions accurately

Comfortable with electronic systems use

Click here to apply or send resume to suzanne.hollnagel@randstadusa.com. Relocation cost reimbursement is not available for this opportunity.

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