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Research Associate: DNA/RNA extraction and PCR (Menlo Park, CA)

Kelly Services
Menlo Park, CA 94025
**Research Associate**

Menlo Park, CA

Temp to Hire

Our client is a medical diagnostics company developing an innovative, new diagnostic platform in infectious diseases. We enable rapid, high-complexity testing across a wide range of healthcare settings. Our visionary team combines depth of experience with passion to deliver. Our pioneering tests enable caregivers to know within minutes, the cause of illness, as well as which medications will be effective for the patient, empowering individualized care vs. broad, guideline-dictated treatments. From the doctor s office to the hospital bedside to remote care settings, we are re-defining the treatment of infectious diseases. They are committed to excellence in advancing improved health outcomes. This commitment, along with a dynamic team culture, drives our mission to develop and commercialize novel approaches.

**Job Summary**

The candidate will join the Assay Development group in the R&D division, with a focus on molecular assay development including nucleic acid isolation, purification, amplification and labeling technologies. The candidate will:

+ Work with senior scientists to plan and run hands-on experiments related to bacterial stock preparation, sample preparation, nucleic acid extraction and amplification.

+ Generate and test assay controls and molecular standards needed for reagent QC.

+ Develop additional QC tests and procedures as needed

+ Participate in assay product development related activities such as assay verification and guard banding studies.

+ Author SOPs and maintain experiment records.

**Education and Experience**

+ BS in biology, microbiology, molecular biology or biochemistry or related fields with 2-4 years lab experience or MS in biology, microbiology, molecular biology or biochemistry or related fields with 0-2 years lab experience.

+ Experience with nucleic acid amplification (such as PCR) and nucleic acid extraction from clinical samples highly desired.

+ Demonstrated ability to work in a research team and generate high quality experimental data.

+ Demonstrated ability to approach solutions by systematic trouble-shooting.

+ Experience with technical and scientific writing.

+ Ability to think critically and creatively.

+ Experience developing regulated diagnostic products a plus.

+ Detail-oriented and organized.

+ Able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic R&D environment.

**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: 2020-11-20 Expires: 2020-12-21

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Research Associate: DNA/RNA extraction and PCR (Menlo Park, CA)

Kelly Services
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