1+ months

Associate Scientist, Molecular Biology and Protein Engineering

Kelly Services
Seattle, WA 98194
Kelly Science is the worlds most recognized brand in Scientific Staffing with more than 100 locations in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Our scientists contribute to the research and development of products that are used daily in the home, such as medical devices or pharmaceutical products. The successful candidate must be detail orientated and work independently within a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment.


The Associate Scientist in the Molecular Biology and Protein Engineering group will be responsible for supporting efforts to isolate, clone, characterize and optimize new molecules for the development and testing of protein therapeutics. This includes mono-, bi- and multi-specific antibody-like proteins. The Associate Scientist will be proficient in current molecular biology techniques used in protein engineering and high throughput screening, including designing primers and synthetic DNA fragments for routine cloning, batch subcloning, site-directed mutagenesis and cloning of variable regions of antibodies from single-cells and hybridomas. The incumbent will also be responsible to perform high throughput in vitro assays using automation to characterize product candidates.


+ Design and construct protein product candidates as well as reagent molecules using current molecular biology techniques

+ Generate libraries of proteins using molecular biology techniques

+ Screen large number of candidates and critically analyze large volumes of data, including DNA sequences

+ Isolate and/or sequence-identify variable regions of antibodies from mammalian cells

+ Assist in the characterization and testing of protein product candidates using ELISA, HTRF and Flow Cytometry

+ Communicate and collaborate with other research groups across multiple project to support pre-clinical research programs.

+ Enter all data in internal bioinformatics systems and eLN, prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses


+ A bachelors, masters or Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, biophysical chemistry or chemical engineering.

+ Three or two years of post-degree and/or industry experience required for the bachelors or masters level, respectively

+ Ability to independently design, construct and verify recombinant proteins using DNA sequence analysis is essential.

+ Expertise in modern molecular biology techniques and understanding of elements of design and construction of protein therapeutics highly desirable.

+ Working knowledge of single cell isolation and gene cloning is highly desirable.

+ Experience working in BSL2 environment is desirable.

**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. 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: 2020-12-23 Expires: 2021-02-25

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