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Aerotek Technician II in Coralville, Iowa


Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls

Performs the purification of oligos (DNA fragments) using various techniques such as gel electrophoresis

Build and pour gels for purification runs

Uses automated and manual lab equipment including limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities. Pipetting is something this group does a lot!

Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests

Assesses QC data accurately and makes pass/fail decisions for oligos

Ensures that product meets final purity guarantees through the custom purification process

Sorts the DNA fragments for the proper purification either by hand or using software

Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final product

Troubleshoots oligo failures and makes thoughtful sorting and purification decisions

Performs other duties as assigned


Biology, Chemistry, Lab* Tech, Biochemist, Microbiology, PCR

Top Skills Details:

Biology, Chemistry, Lab* Tech, Biochemist, Microbiology, PCR

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Associates Degree in Science related field is required but a Bachelor's Degree in Science field if preferred (Chemistry, Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Human Physiology, etc.)

Disqualifiers: Masters Degree, Ph D., OR looking to go continue their schooling after gaining some experience -IF THEY ONLY WANT RESEARCH

Experience Level:

Entry Level

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.