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Associate Scientist II/III, NGS

Kelly Services
Wayne, PA 19087
**Kelly Science and Clinical** is the worlds most recognized brand in science and clinical staffing with more than 100 locations in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Our scientists contribute to the research and development of the next generation of small molecule drugs, biologics and cellular therapies.


**Overview**


We are seeking an Associate Scientist II/III for one of our clients a genomics company in Wayne, PA that offers a wide range of innovative next generation sequencing (NGS)-based solutions to the biotech and biopharma industries with a goal to assure the safety and rapid commercialization of biologics. With a focus on rapidly advancing cell and gene therapies and viral vaccine safety, and to further expand our capabilities and strengthen their strategic partnership with Charles Rivers Laboratories, our client has recently established a state-of-the-art US subsidiary lab in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. We are currently looking to hire experienced Associate Scientists (II/III+) with strong Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) experience to support our growing US-based activities.


**Responsibilities**


This is a lab-based position requiring proven knowledge and expertise in the use and application of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies and methodologies. We are specifically looking for candidates with extensive hands-on molecular biology experience to help us build a new US laboratory utilizing state-of-the-art technologies. Experience with NGS in a regulated environment and/or in the biosafety testing space is a definite advantage.


+ Utilize molecular-biology skills and experience to execute custom NGS-based workflows to meet our customer's needs. This includes adventitious agent detection and genetic characterization using NGS as a primary tool.

+ Perform and document test procedures with accuracy, consistency, and timeliness in accordance with all laboratories standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulations (cGMP/GLP). Candidates with working knowledge of GMP/GLP requirements are highly desired.

+ Perform quality control (QC)-related tasks associated with sequencing operations

+ Operate and maintain equipment specific to NGS-related workflows, including automation

+ Draft/revise SOPs, laboratory records and other related documentation

+ ldentify areas for process improvement. Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve standard laboratory techniques, improve protocols, processes, and equipment. Candidates with a knack for troubleshooting and problem solving are highly encouraged to apply.

+ Support general laboratory operations including equipment and inventory management, and a wide range of laboratory tasks

+ Contribute to special projects requiring a significant level of oversight and/or independence

+ Contribute to ongoing process improvement initiatives


**Qualifications**


+ A bachelors in biology or a related scientific field with a minimum of 3 years of experience, Those with MA/MS in a scientific field are also encouraged to apply.

+ Strong basic laboratory and molecular biology skills and knowledge, with solid working experience with PCR and NGS-related techniques and instrumentation

+ Working knowledge of current Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) & Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

+ Ability to work in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment both independently and as part of a team

+ Demonstrated working knowledge of/compliance to laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices

+ Proven proficiency with molecular biology-related practices, techniques, equipment including automation, materials, and mathematical calculations, specifically those related to NGS-based workflows. Experience with multiple NGS platforms is highly desired.

+ Strong attention to detail and accuracy

+ Excellent oral and written communication, critical-thinking, time-management, and resolution-finding skills


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**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 interestsits 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, 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 (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. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2021-08-16 Expires: 2021-10-23

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