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Research Assistant - Chemist

Kelly Services
Lemont, IL 60439
Kelly Government Solutions is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers.

**We are seeking an experience Research Assistant - Chemist to work a contract assignment in Lemont, IL.**

Assignment is full-time (40 hours/week).

The contractor will provide temporary technical support to execute experiments and methods in support of programs supported by National funding agencies. New projects in the area of separations research and will support bioconversion projects that focus on unexplored separations issues that currently limit the potential of many renewable energy technologies. Specifically, the project aims at integrating nanostructured adsorbents into bioprocesses for the facile recovery of biofuels and bioproducts and/or toxic metabolic intermediates. Will require to work in a collaborative environment with molecular biologists, microbiologists, metabolic engineers, materials scientists, and mechanical engineers. Primary responsibilities include working with and generating novel materials, surface treating with organic adsorbents, basic separations and distillation techniques, and bacterial culture. Further tasks include increasing the scale of materials synthesis and establishing quantitative analytics for recovery success. They will also be engaged in establishing growth protocols for engineered prokaryotes on feedstocks that are based upon zero- or negative-value waste streams. Superior candidates will be able to assist with analytical protocol development, maintenance of sterile bacterial cultures, generation of growth media that contain wastes, and, potentially, metabolic engineering of biofuel-producing strains. Specialized expertise is often required in the following categories:

+ Proficiency with basic organic chemistry techniques

+ Materials characterization methods (chemical composition, structure and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo)

+ Analytical instrumentation (HPLC and GC-MS)

+ Fermentation processes

+ Chromatographic and membrane separation techniques


+ Minimum of a B.S. degree and 2-3 years of relevant experience and either a minimum of 1 year proficiency in relevant instrumentation and equipment operation or, a minimum of 1 year experience in areas of specialized expertise as identified above. M.S. degree candidates will also be considered.


When you apply, please know a Kelly Government Solutions Recruiter will review your resume and will contact you directly, if your skills and experience match the requirements of this position. If you are not contacted for this position, you are still part of our talent network as all Kelly recruiters will have access to your profile, which expands your opportunities even further.

As a specialty talent company, Kelly is committed to doing the right thing for our talent and clients. We stand up for equity, inclusion, fair treatment, and opportunity for all as these build the foundation of our Talent Promise. With a focus on safety, value, well-being, investment, and opportunity, Kellys Talent Promise confirms our commitment to those in search of a better way to work and live and to help discover whats next.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Looking to connect with premier government agencies or the top 25 federal government contractors? Kelly Government offers a variety of full-time, project (SOW), seasonal, and surge support opportunities in science, engineering, technical, professional, and administrative support roles. Our experts will find you the opportunity that fits your schedule and interests and handle the details of transferring and processing all levels of security clearances. Its just another way we make the job search work for you.

**About Kelly** ****

Kelly connects talented people to companies in need of their skills in areas including Science, Engineering, Education, Office, Contact Center, Light Industrial, and more. Were always thinking about whats next in the evolving world of work, and we help people ditch the script on old ways of thinking and embrace the value of all workstyles in the workplace. We directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world, and we connect thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners in our outsourcing and consulting practice.

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: 2020-10-05 Expires: 2020-11-05

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