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Kelly Services Lab Assistant in Des Moines, Iowa

Kelly is hiring a Lab Assistant for one of our biotech clients in Des Moines, IA.

  • This is a contract to hire position!

  • $15.00/hr

  • Interview is in person

  • Team of 12 --- this is an upbeat team great environment

  • M-F shift is 4pm -12:30am


The main function of a lab assistant is to aid technicians and technologists with administrative laboratory functions. A typical lab technician may work under the supervision of a technologist.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Set up, adjust, maintain and clean laboratory equipment.

  • Maintain lab data records of tests and results.

  • Obtain specimens, cultivating, isolating and identifying microorganisms for analysis.

  • Keep lab clean and aid in processing and logging specimens between tests and at the end of shift.


  • Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and problem solving skills.

  • Basic ability to work independently and manage one's time.

  • Basic ability to analyze data and accurately document and record results.


  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • 0-2 years experience required.

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. (