1+ months

Associate Scientist

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Associate Scientist High Throughput Purification (HTP)**

Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group (Kelly OCG), a managed solution provider and business unit of Kelly Services, Inc., is currently seeking an Associate Scientist for a long-term engagement at one of our Global clients in LaJolla, CA.

This role is a full-time, fully benefited position. As a Kelly OCG employee, you will be eligible for Medical, Dental, 401K, and a variety of other benefits to choose from. Youll also be eligible for paid time off, including holiday, vacation and sick/personal time

**Job Description:**

We are seeking a highly motivated BS- or MS-level chemist with small molecule analytical and purification skills to work in our laboratories to advance drug discovery programs toward the clinic. In this laboratory-based position, the successful candidate will perform high throughput purification of small molecule pharmaceuticals from medicinal chemists. This includes the purification of compounds from focused chemical libraries or singleton samples with mass-directed **Supercritical Fluid Chromatography** (SFC) or reversed-phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography (RP-HPLC). She/he will maintain close interactions with scientists from Discovery Chemistry, Discovery Process Chemistry and Parallel Medicinal Chemistry teams to expedite the compound design-synthesis-test iterations. Strong people skills and the ability to thrive in a team and goal driven environment are key attributes.


+ Conduct daily system suitability check on Analytical SFC/MS, LC/MS

+ Maintain instrument in good working condition and perform troubleshooting analysis and maintenance as required

+ Assist with preliminary screening experiments prior to sample purification and post purification sample downstream handling

+ Conduct large scale (grams) purification work for small molecules


+ A minimum of a bachelors degree in Analytical, Synthetic, Organic, Medicinal chemistry or related chemistry degree is required

+ Minimum of 2 years of purification and mass spectrometry experience required

+ Knowledge of modern analytical techniques, such as analytical SFC, HPLC and MS detector experience

+ Experience with Waters equipment with Masslynx software preferred

+ Independent thinking and the ability to effectively collaborate in a highly matrixed environment

+ Must be detail-oriented with strong organization/communication skills and have good documentation practices

+ This role requires COVID-19 vaccination, or approved accommodation and ongoing negative test results upon hire

This position is with Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting. Please visit to learn more

**Important information** : This position is recruited by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States

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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/non-traditional 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 Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-09-08

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