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Research Associate II/III

Kelly Services

West Chester, PA
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Job Title Research Associate II/III

Jobid US41ALRR_BH1427825

Location: West Chester, PA, 19381, USA

Description Kelly Services is currently looking to fill a Research Associate II/III for one of our top Pharma clients in West Chester, PA

**Important information:** This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

**Overview** :

Research Associate II/III (RA II/III) will work in the department of Upstream Development and Operations at the West Chester facility.

The primary responsibilities will involve supporting cell culture process experiments for early and late stage development projects.

Duties will include record keeping, data analysis, and presentations of technical data to internal teams.

RA will work in a collaborative setting with other process development staff.

RA will be expected to independently operate bench scale (3-10L) and pilot scale (<200L) bioreactors, including proactive planning, and successful execution of complex experimental protocols for process development, characterization, scale-up and technology assessment.


Develop experimental plan and execute cell culture and/or harvest studies in laboratory either individually or in teams

Perform routine cell culture maintenance & seed culture expansion to support bioreactor runs

Perform process development/characterization and scale-up experiments with CHO cells expressing monoclonal antibody in shaker flasks and multiple scale (≤10L, 50, 100, 200L) bioreactors

Perform equipment set-up, sterilization, daily operation, sampling and in-process analytical testing (cell count, viability, gases, metabolites, titer etc.).

Maintain laboratory analytical and other equipment, coordinate calibration etc., and manage raw material stocks and supplies

Maintain a compliant laboratory operation in accordance with development protocols, internal procedures and policies. Record experiments in lab notebooks and perform needed data analysis.

Perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with growing level of independence and in a collaborative manner.

Present technical data in internal group meetings and write technical reports

**Required qualifications:**

B.S. /M.S. in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering or related fields

3-8 years of experience in cell culture/fermentation process development and/or manufacturing sciences supporting cell culture operation in the biopharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.

Hand-on experience with mammalian cell culture

Hands-on experience with bioreactor operation at any scale and other cell culture related equipment

Hands-on experience with in-process analytical testing and analytical instrumentation such as cell counters and instruments for metabolite analysis

Experience with set-up, operation and control of harvest process equipment (e.g., continuous disc stack centrifuges) is desirable

Excellent oral and written communication skills

**Why Kelly** **®** **?**

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest-regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevantprojects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to helpadvance. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the worlda better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

**AboutKelly Services** **®**

As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit and connectwith us on Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter .

Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and iscommitted to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunityis The Law.

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