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Kelly Services Pathogen Lab Technician in Columbus, Ohio

Kelly Scientific is seeking Pathogen Lab Technician in Columbus, OH.

Temp to Hire

Shift: Tuesday- Saturday 12pm-9pm

Compensation: $18/hour

This individual will perform analytical and microbiological testing of food products, ingredients, and environmentals.


  • Accurately perform and read test results and notify Laboratory Management of deviations

  • Prepare and analyze samples for indicator organisms, pathogens, and chemistries

  • Apply aseptic/microbiological techniques in daily workload

  • Report inventory and expendable supplies/materials needed for testing requirements

  • Provide routine preventive maintenance by daily cleaning, sanitizing, trash disposal, and equipment quality control

  • Assist in quality duties to by taking incubator temperatures, inoculating control organisms, running media controls, etc.

  • Pursue an assigned series of processes, procedures, or techniques in accordance with company’s policies/procedures and customer requirements

  • Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of food industry issues and trends

  • Perform all activities in a neat, safe, hygienic, and efficient manner

  • Share information in an open and timely manner

  • Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associate degree in Life Science or related field with two or more years of laboratory experience; Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Two or more years of experience in a commercial food-testing or analytical laboratory or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Working knowledge of aseptic sampling technique, automated lab equipment, and acceptable methods and procedures

  • Familiarity with GLP, OSHA guidelines, FDA, BAM, APHA, ISO, and USP methods and procedures

  • Ability to travel when necessary

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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 (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. (