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Director of Biology

Kelly Services
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
**Associate Director/Director of Biology**


Note: Job title is flexible and catered to individuals experience. Applicants of varying experience and expertise encouraged to apply!


**Overview** :


Our client transforms waste industrial CO2 into feed and food system ingredients, through industrial biotech and biological innovation. We are advancing a circular economy for feed, food, and water.


As the Director of the Biology team, you will lead the team that is responsible for characterizing organisms, in addition to developing genetic tools and workflows for microbe engineering. This position will report to the Senior VP of Biology.


**Responsibilities:**


+ Provide strategic and operational leadership for synthetic biology activities. Lead the developing of molecular and microbiology workflows for DNA assembly, microbe engineering and sequencing

+ Design and guide conduct experiments to troubleshoot and improve workflows

+ Hire and lead a group of Scientists and RAs.

+ Analyze data, document results, develop SOPs and write reports. Communicate and present scientific and technical information within an area of expertise to a cross functional audience.

+ Develop and foster collaborative and inclusive relationships with both internal partners and external stakeholders (collaborators and service providers)

+ Responsible for successful on time on budget execution against these goals

+ Provide scientific insights, troubleshooting guidance to ensure project success

+ Apply a variety of approaches (metabolic engineering, combinatorial designs, random libraries) to improve the chemoautotrophic microbial strains at the core of our product offerings

+ Provide technical direction and ideation towards new capabilities and product development

+ Continuously identify and implement cutting edge technologies to drive cost effective innovation


+ This is an opportunity to contribute to the technical and cultural foundations of this small and growing team


**Requirements** :


+ PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or related fields, with at least 8 years of relevant Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering experience OR

+ Master of Science with at least 10 years of relevant industrial experience OR

+ Bachelor of Science with at least 12 years of relevant industrial experience

+ Experience in leading teams of scientists and research associates


+ Expertise in handling, characterizing, developing genetic tools, and engineering non-model microbes including autotrophic bacterial species

+ Experience with a variety of molecular biology techniques for DNA assembly, sequence verification and assays

+ Familiarity with developing, executing, and improving genome engineering workflows


**Preferred Requirements** :


+ Prior experience with gas fermentation and chemoautotrophy is preferred, but not required

+ Familiarity with leveraging lab automation-Tecan, Hamilton, Beckman, or similar

+ Experience using statistics and design-of-experiments based approaches to strengthen experimental design and enable robust data analysis


+ Familiarity with data analysis/software packages for querying databases, experimental design as well as data analysis

+ A general awareness and understanding of basic fermentation processes and analytical chemistry


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.


**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**


Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise 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 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: 2022-09-09 Expires: 2022-10-10

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