19 days old

Automation Research Associate

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
Research Associate - Cell Culture Automation

Location: San Diego, CA

Contract to hire, likely full time conversion period of 3-9 months

Required Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline and a minimum of 0-2 years experience or AA/HS diploma and 2-4 years experience

Area(s) of expertise desired: Automation, Flow cytometry, FACS, Sample Management, Data Analysis, Process Development, Plant Tissue Culture


Kelly Science has an immediate opening for a Research Associate Cell Culture Automation to help our client to revolutionize plant breeding.


Major Responsibilities

The position will help to run and maintain an automated platform supporting our clients patented RTDSTM gene editing technology. The successful applicant will be expected to assist with all aspects of the automated workflow including maintaining plant cell cultures, operating Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorters (FACS), contributing to system developments and improvement, and data mining and analysis.

Individual must be confident in running and troubleshooting FACS instrumentation independently.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for a talented individual to learn, grow, and contribute to the development of new methods in a matrixed environment focused on cutting edge technology.

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills

+ 0-2 years of experience with flow cytometry analyzers including systems development, template design, instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, and data analysis desired.

+ 0-2 years of experience with Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting instrumentation is desired.

+ Effective oral and written communication skills. Proactively communicates with supervisor and teammates; proficient at preparing progress reports and presentations with guidance

+ Strong sense of accountability; self-motivated, and enjoys working in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and fast-paced research environment.

+ Highly proficient in MS Office suite. Experience with Verity Software House WinList, or FlowJo is a plus.

+ Prior experience with aseptic technique, plant cell tissue culture methods, and in vitro plant regeneration systems is a plus.Candidate must be open to a flexible schedule - shift starts at 6:00am.

**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: 2021-05-28 Expires: 2021-06-28

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