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Aerotek Research Assistant in Des Moines, Iowa


· Research Assistant


· Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm


· $15/hr


· Bachelor's or Associate's degree within the Life Sciences OR 6 months of greenhouse or field experience (degree is not required)


  • Performing day to day greenhouse/growth chamber activities including planting, pollinating, tissue sampling, pest/disease scouting, harvesting, threshing, discarding, chamber sanitation, general plant care, data collection, data entry, facility cleanliness and maintaining safety standards

  • Working in the new soybean growth chambers

  • Collecting tissue samples off of soybean plants for DNA analysis

  • Watering, potting soil, and caring for all plants in the growth chamber

  • Replanting samples after data review

  • Assisting in operating the soybean threshing machine

  • Plating samples to be tested by the Molecular Marker group

  • Cleaning of the facility and other basic duties as assigned

  • Plant maintenance including trimming, training, and node cleaning

  • Cross pollinating

  • Plant discard

  • Will be working with soybean, wheat, pollen and dust

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.