Clarke is seeking independent, self-motivated, detail-orientated, safety focused and environmentally conscious individuals to join us for a rewarding lab assistant position at our St. Charles location. Positions are on a rotating basis. Each opportunity could last up to 9 months in this program.
Our lab assistants are responsible for helping our environmental science and product development teams with field and laboratory research projects. This includes testing the effects of new, active ingredients and products on mosquitoes, which are important vectors of disease. Our labs are monitored 365 days a year, each assistant working about 40 hours per week.
An ideal candidate is either pursuing or has a degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Entomology, Environmental Science or related field.
Shift: Monday Friday, 8:00am 5:00pm with some weekend/holiday work
Pay: $13.00 per hour
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct assigned field and laboratory experiments, which include measuring the efficacy of products on various mosquito species (adult and larvae), GLP studies (training will be provided), and assist with the collection of data.
Opportunity to participate in department meetings to learn advance knowledge of:
Sharing of new ideas
Critical thinking, trouble shooting, and problem solving
Calculate concentrations, molarity, percent solutions, and/or parts per million (ppm) in solution.
Support the daily maintenance of the mosquito insectary
Research new methods of mosquito control
Perform daily inspections of equipment to verify working condition and communicate any issues to supervisor
Critical thinking and problem solving
Document and communicate daily work accurately
Ensure safe work practices and procedures are followed at all times
Travel is often required to conduct field research
Successful Candidates Must:
Be 18 years of age or older
Must have completed some college course work in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Entomology, Environmental Science or related field.
Communicate effectively in English in both written and verbal forms
Proficient with computers
Have a valid Driver's License with an excellent driving record
Candidate must be comfortable performing assigned duties in the field where environmental conditions are affected by weather
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Clarke is a privately held public health, global environmental products and services company. For over 70 years, Clarke has been making communities around the world more livable, safe and comfortable. We do this by pioneering, developing and delivering environmentally responsible public health mosquito control and aquatic services to help prevent disease, control nuisances and create healthy waterways. Our global customers include governments, commercial and residential groups and international institutions such as UNICEF, and U.S. AID.
Working at Clarke, you will have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. You will learn from some of the most talented people in your field and make an impact on the world around us. With Clarke, you join an innovative and passionate team where people are the heart and soul of the organization, working together to create an environment where the employees thrive and nature flourishes.
We offer a team atmosphere where each individual can and does make a difference. So, whether you are a recent grad seeking resume experience, a student looking for an internship opportunity or looking for a great seasonal job consider working for Clarke!
Clarke is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and drug free workplace.
To apply, please submit application/resume at www.clarke.com.