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QC Analyst- qPCR/PCR- Natick, MA

Kelly Services
Natick, MA 01760
QC Analyst- Assay Development


Natick, MA 01760


Core Skills:


+ Molecular (PCR or qPCR) experience

+ Microbiology, microbial, aseptic technique (BSL 1 and BSL 2)

+ Previous experience running assays/assay development


About the company:


+ Leader in sustainable nitrogen solutions, helping farmers improve crop yield and reduce environmental impact. They make a cost-competitive biofertilizer that boosts a naturally occurring process to deposit meaningful amounts of nitrogen in the soil.


About the position:


+ The candidate will mainly work on characterizing the microbial product produced through process development experiments as well as production activities.

+ Hands-on, improving current quality control assays as well as developing new bacterial, biochemical and genetic assays for microbial products QA/QC.

+ This is a hands-on position with the opportunity for growth in a start-up environment.


Duties: Lead the QC activities including:


+ Develop standards for QA/QC assays including writing/revising SOPs and managing data records. Prepare samples and perform multiple daily tests according to process metrics

+ Design, develop and validate accurate, cost effective and short turnaround time product testing methods. Responsible for troubleshooting of methods as well as instruments.

+ Build future QC/QA team to support large scale production activities.


Required Skills:


+ Hands-on proven experience developing and implementing microbiology, molecular biology and biochemical assays for bacteria, medium and metabolite characterization/quantitation.

+ Expert in standard microbiological methods including media and plating, serial dilution, viable cell counting, microbial screening, microbial enumeration, staining etc.

+ Extensive experience in molecular biological techniques including DNA extractions, sequencing, running gels, PCR methods including quantitative PCR.

+ Proficient in aseptic techniques (BSL1 and BSL2) for microbial growth as well as testing.

+ Experience with aerobic as well as anerobic bacteria.


Good to have Skills:


+ Experience with analytical chromatographic methods such as LC-MS, GC-MS or other methods. Previous experience working in a startup, agricultural business is a plus.

+ Experience with QC of bacterial cultures produced through fermentation


Educational qualification:


+ B.S. in Microbiology, Environmental Biology, Biology, Biotechnology or related field with 6-7 years of relevant industrial experience or M.S with 3-4 years of relevant experience or Ph.D. with 1-2 years of experience


**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. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2021-08-23 Expires: 2021-10-04

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