28 days old

Associate Scientist

Kelly Services
North Chicago, IL 60064
We are seeking a highly talented and motivated Associate Scientist I to join our High Throughput Screening (HTS) group. The HTS group focuses on assay development, optimization, and execution of in vitro biochemical and cell based screens in collaboration with multiple therapeutic areas.

+ Job Title: Associate Scientist

+ Location: North Chicago, IL

+ Duration: 6 months

+ RATE: $22-24/hr

The successful candidate will be responsible for executing robust in vitro screens (biochemical and cell-based) and delivering high quality data utilizing common HTS tools as well as novel approaches. In this role, the Scientist will work closely with HTS and project team members to implement in vitro screening strategies as part of the overall project plan. In addition, the preferred candidates skills should complement the groups emphasis on complex disease relevant cellular and phenotypic assay formats. The Scientist will partner closely with project team leads to develop relevant cellular models and assay readouts. The candidate should play an active role in communicating and collaborating with scientists across Abbvie to advance projects through day to day interactions, presentation of data, and interpretation of results. The Scientist must be capable of working independently while contributing and participating in a team environment and must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Bachelors Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Enzymology or related field with 2+ years of prior experience in a drug discovery laboratory setting working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Strong scientific foundation in the understanding and implementation of a wide range of biochemical and cell-based assays and readouts

Able to think critically and creatively across multiple disciplines and have demonstrated the ability to solve research problems with experience in standard in vitro assays (e.g. HTRF, FP, ELISA, FLIPR etc.), including assay development, optimization, and troubleshooting

Adaptability and the ability to rapidly learn new techniques

Able to analyze and report data concisely and rigorously

Ability to multi-task and successfully interact with a diverse team of scientists to deliver results meeting the needs of various stakeholder groups

Preferred Experience:

Computational skills enabling automated data acquisition and analysis, and familiarity with related software applications (MS Access, Spotfire)

Experience in cell culture and cell based assay development

Familiarity in the use of automation and HTS instrumentation

**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. (
Posted: 2021-08-27 Expires: 2021-09-27

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