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Molecular Discovery Scientist, San Diego, CA

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Molecular Discovery Scientist,** **San Diego, CA**



**Overview**

Kelly Science is recruiting for a Molecular Discovery Scientist with expertise in enzymatic assays for a global company specializing in advanced technologies in plant science. This role offers an excellent opportunity for a motivated self-starter to grow in a dynamic, biotechnology-driven environment and have an impact on trait and product development programs in commercial crops.



**Schedule:** M-F, 1st shift

**Compensation:** DOE, competitive benefits package

**Type:** Direct Hire



**Responsibilities**




+ Building and applying state-of-the-art molecular discovery and protein engineering capabilities to identify next-generation gene editing targets

+ Will use functional complementation and HTP screening to identify new editing candidates, and then characterize and validate the physical and chemical properties of screening hits through enzymatic assays

+ Screen biological materials across the R&D pipeline

+ Lead new assay development, defining and implementing assay production QC standards, define and implement team objections, and continuous improvement

+ Collaborate across departments on HTP biological processes

+ Assess project needs and contribute to decision-making at all levels of the company



**Requirements:**




+ Ph.D. degree or equivalent relevant experience in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Enzymology, Structural Biology, Biotechnology or related field

+ Expertise building functional complementation and phenotypic selection assays in model microbe, plant, and/or other systems. Strong capability to translate functional complementation assay discoveries to chemical and physical protein properties using enzymatic assays and biochemical methods.

+ Demonstrated experience with a wide range of Molecular Biology and Genetic protocols for DNA/RNA manipulations, PCR, qPCR, etc.

+ Hands-on experience with any of the following is highly desired: HTP screening for protein engineering, directed evolution, molecular modeling, QSAR.

+ Demonstrated understanding of protein structure-function relationships, evolutionary and phylogenetic analysis, and optimization of a wide range of protein properties, including activity, specificity, and/or gene expression.

+ An independent problem solver with a demonstrated ability to identify creative solutions to complex challenges and to improve process efficiency.

+ Leads by example, using positive strategies to establish a professional environment of trust, respect, and collaboration. Demonstrated ability to positively influence others.

+ Proactive communicator with demonstrated success using oral and written strategies to communicate project proposals, status, and direction.

+ Strong organizational skills and capable of identifying and managing external interactions with service providers and other vendors.

+ Capable of achieving success in a dynamic and fast-paced R&D environment, is a strong promoter and implementer of change.

+ Prior experience working in an agricultural biotech and/or plant biology environment is desired, but not essential.



**Schedule an Appt Here:** **https://calendly.com/jenniedinh/moleculardiscovery**




**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/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 is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
Posted: 2020-11-16 Expires: 2020-12-17

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