Lab Technician - Rotating Shifts

Laboratory Technician - Lenexa, KS 

Every day, Kelly Scientific Resources connects scientific professionals with opportunities to advance their careers, and we currently have a contract-to-hire opening for a Laboratory Technician in the Lenexa, KS. 

SHIFT: Rotating Shift - includes 1 weekend every 4 weeks

Week 1: M-F 0600-1430

Week 2: M-F 0600-1430

Week 3: M-F 0550-1330

Week 4: MTW & SS 0900-1730

Pay Rate:$15.00/hour DURING contract-to-hire period

Pay Rate: $16.75/hour AFTER contract period 


  • Aseptic Technique: All laboratory processes must be performed aseptically. Procedures take place under a Grade A Laminar Air Flow hood in a clean room laboratory.
  • Clean room laboratory work: Requires daily gowning with sterile hooded coveralls, goggles, face-mask, two pairs of gloves, and clean room boot coverings.
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs): The ability to understand and follow Marek’s Laboratory SOPs, Quality Assurance SOPs, Marek’s Laboratory Support SOPs, and other SOPs as applicable.
  • Documentation: All procedures must be thoroughly documented; documentation must be legible and concurrent.
  • Tissue & Viral Culture: Performing and understanding of basic tissue and viral culture.
  • Media preparation: Assist in preparation of growth medium and cryoprotectant medium to be used during various vaccine production processes.
  • Laboratory Support area: Marek’s Laboratory Technicians work closely with Marek’s Laboratory Support Technicians; this can include dishware preparation outside of the clean room laboratory and helping with the process of placing filled ampoules on cryogenic vial canes.
  • Weekend  and shift coverage: Marek’s Disease vaccine production typically takes four days from start to finish, and the processing times range from early morning to late evenings as cultures are infected and harvested in specific time frames. Shift coverage can rotate (unless otherwise specified during hiring). Multiple vaccine lot productions require weekend coverage, therefore one weekend shift a month is required (unless otherwise specified during hiring).
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) & CFR Title 9: Animals and Animal Products 
  • Shape solutions out of complexity
  • Client focus
  • Collaborate with empathy
  • Engage and develop
  • Drive ambition and accountability
  • Influence others
  • Understanding of aseptic technique
  • Understanding of clean room behavior
  • Cell culture and viral culture knowledge
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Coachable
  • Thoroughness & attention to detail
  • Flexibility


  • Education - Education –  Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferred but not required
  • Work Experience - Laboratory manufacturing experience, beneficial but not required


Position is physically demanding – bending, lifting and standing for long periods of time in a bunny suit (cleanroom, sterile environment). Fast paced environment

  • Able to read, write legibly, and communicate in English
  • Frequent repetitions of squatting, bending, and twisting: to remove tissue culture roller bottles from their culture racks, rack rows range from about a foot to six feet in height; removal of these roller bottles can happen at a rapid pace during inoculation procedures
  • Dexterity: Frequent fine motor movement (opening of ampoules, operating a syringe, opening and closing of twist cap roller bottles, placing ampoules on cryogenic vial canes)
  • Lifting 30 lbs (carboys full of growth media and large peristaltic pumps require occasional movement)
  • Standing: approximately 85% of the day is spent in standing position
  • Daily dressing and operating in clean room required garments
  • Frequent repetitions of wrist and shoulder rotations (opening and closing of twist cap roller bottles, and pouring of contents of roller bottles) 

Why Kelly®?

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help advance. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 10,000 scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

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.

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