19 days old

Associate Scientist

Kelly Services
Cambridge, MA 02238
**Title:** Associate Scientist

**Location:** Cambridge, MA 02142

**Duration:** 18 months contract with potential to extend

**Compensation:** Up to $53.00 per hour; depending on experience

Seeking a highly motivated biologist to join the Bioassays & HTS team in support of Gene Therapy projects within the Biotherapeutic & Medicinal Sciences department. Our group develops small format assays, executes high throughput screens (HTS) and the subsequent assessment of candidate molecules as part of a collaborative team of scientists. The primary responsibilities for this position are development and implementation of innovative cell-based assays using high throughput technologies, use of data analysis tools to assess biological activity and advance portfolio projects. The candidate must have experience with in vitro cell culture, use of primary cells plus experience with a preference for experience in neurobiology. The successful candidate will accomplish our mission through innovation, open communication, teamwork, creative problem solving, and the use of state-of-the-art technologies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Gene Therapy Acceleration Unit (GTx), we aim to develop and implement assays to study various aspects of gene therapy and therapeutic candidates in vitro. This individual will contribute to key projects through the application of mammalian cell culture, semi-automated liquid handling, data handling and data analysis. Additional responsibilities include robust documentation of experiments in an electronic notebook, working with assay scientists and automation engineers to increase instrument performance, and execute screens through the use of cell types relevant to neurology. The candidate is expected to design scientific experiments and perform comprehensive data analysis using specialized software to process HTS and dose response data (e.g. TIBCO Spotfire, Genedata Screener).


This position requires a Bachelors degree in Biology or a related discipline and experience with HTS instruments to support drug discovery

Demonstrated broad expertise in various assay methodologies including high content analysis (confocal microscopy), standard plate reader compatible assays including protein-protein interaction readouts (e.g. FRET/BRET, AlphaLISA, MSD).

Familiarity with Hamilton and Biomek workstations, Labcyte Echo, HighRes systems and various fluid handlers is preferred

The successful candidate will be highly motivated with a demonstrated ability to successfully take on challenges, troubleshoot efficiently and quickly adapt to new responsibilities

The candidate must have excellent organization, oral and written communication skills

The ability to collaborate and work effectively as part of a team is essential

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

**About Kelly** ****

At **Kelly** , were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were 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. 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.

Posted: 2020-08-31 Expires: 2020-10-05

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