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Research Associate II

Kelly Services
Cambridge, MA 02238
**Kelly Services** is currently seeking a **Research Associate II** in **Cambridge, MA** to work a contract assignment **12 month duration** for one of our top clients. Kelly is a full service workforce solutions provider to 98% of the Fortune 100 companies. We provide employment to more than 700,000 people annually and we deal with some of the largest and best companies both nationally and locally.

**Primary Responsibilities includes:**

5 years overall experience and MUST HAVE in these key areas:

1). GMP Systems and Potency

2). Vaccines experience

3). Lab Instrumentation


1. Independently use appropriate experimental procedure to accomplish an assigned project or design and implement new methodologies to address specific research questions.

2. Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, and quantitative analyses of experimental procedures, data, and conclusions. Author and/or edit lab procedures and quality records under Quality Assurance program.

3. Communicates and/or presents results of own work, both oral and written results to supervisor, monthly/annual progress report meetings, and/or project teams. Participates in project planning strategy and overall project execution. May be responsible for a larger project area or multiple smaller projects.


1. Routinely perform and participate in on-going experiments regarding the all assigned programs that also encompass independently designing new or modifying/optimizing current procedures and/or techniques as needed.

2. Develop, design, and implement new procedures by researching and extracting information from scientific literature and/or collaborating or consulting with internal and external personnel to drive progress on research projects.

3. Make detailed observations, record, organize, analyze data, and interpret results in a clear and logical format (e.g., graphs, charts, summaries, etc.). Make routine sound scientific conclusions and decisions within assigned programs; assemble and interpret own data for internal presentations.

4. Recognizes inconsistencies and interprets experimental outcomes. Identify problems with experiments and troubleshoot solutions.

5. Participate in technical transfer of protocols to outsourced companies, provide reagents, and act as troubleshooting contact to external company.

6. Low degree of supervision required within assigned project area.

7. May act as lead worker and be able to train or provide work directions for Research Associate I, II, and/or student interns.

8. Independently implement methods using journal articles and/or other scientists as resources, with a medium degree of supervision.

9. Write and maintain accurate, complete, and timely data in laboratory notebooks.


PhD and a minimum of 2 years experience or MS and a minimum of 4 years experience or a BS with a minimum of 6 years in vaccine or biologics GMP assay development or testing.

Knowledge of GMP and CMC regulatory requirements.

The candidate should be a self-starter and team player who can balance the needs of an entrepreneurial atmosphere with the requirements of a structured GMP testing environment.

Experience with GMP Systems, LIMS, shipping and receiving, reagent tracking, and documentation.

Demonstrated technical expertise in an analytical discipline related to vaccine and biologic assay development, including knowledge of ELISA, AlphaLISA, MSD, HCA, Luminex, and Octet.

Well developed knowledge of cGMP practices as applicable to formulation, analytical development, technology transfer, and manufacturing.

Proven experience in a matrix environment.

Demonstrated ability to work efficiently across multiple project teams, time zones and business functions.

Exhibit and promote company Core Competencies.

1. Possess working knowledge in microbiology, molecular biology, and cell biology.

2. Strong knowledge of aseptic techniques and tissue culture experience with mammalian cells required.

3. Expertise working with virus infectivity assays preferred.

4. Knowledge of theoretical basis and concepts of experimental design and how they fit into overall project goals.

5. Maintain familiarity with current applicable scientific literature and contribute to the process of a project within her/his scientific discipline, as well as investigate, create, and develop new methods and techniques for project advancement.

6. Personal motivation to expand applicable scientific knowledge through reading and by attending seminars and research meetings.

7. Be well organized, detail oriented, able to effectively prioritize, eager to learn, interact cooperatively and effectively with others in a team environment, and consistently demonstrate reliability and responsibility.

8. Able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as collaboratively in team projects.

9. Possess good oral and written communication skills.

10. Possess advanced word processing, data entry, data presentation and analysis computer skills.

11. Comply with standard lab safety practices and standard operating procedures.

12. MS Degree in Physical or Life Sciences and 3 years laboratory experience, or

BS Degree in Physical or Life Sciences and at least 5 years laboratory experience.

13. Possess a combination of education and experience in a physical and/or life science to work independently, serve as a resource for researchers, train new technicians, and help solve problems with instrument operation.


**For immediate consideration please send your resume in a WORD document to**

**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. 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. at
Posted: 2020-12-25 Expires: 2021-01-25

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