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Research Associate

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


Menlo Park, CA



Kelly Scientific is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate for the preclinical/process development team of a biotech company in Menlo Park. The company specializes in designing CAR-T cell therapies to combat cancer. The candidate must be proficient at in-fusion cloning and have industry experience.



**Job Duties:**




+ Cloning

+ Construct design/generation/validation.

+ Bacteria and mammalian cell culture.

+ Lentivirus production/titration/transduction and CAR-T cell production.

+ Analyze mammalian cells and tissue samples by flow cytometry.

+ Similar laboratory work with molecular biology and immunology techniques



**Requirements:**




+ M.S. in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, or similar field and 1+ years of hands-on laboratory experience OR B.S. in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, or similar field and 2+ years of hands-on laboratory experience

+ Proficiency at In-Fusion cloning

+ Solid experience in PCR, DNA isolation (miniprep/midiprep), restriction enzyme digestion, gel electrophoresis and DNA gel-extraction, DNA transformation into competent bacteria, bacteria culture, mammalian cell culture

+ Working knowledge of plasmid annotation software (SnapGene or similar)

+ Eagerness to learn about cutting-edge science in cancer biology, immunology, and CAR-T cells

+ Willingness to be independent in the lab, hard-working personality with excellent work ethic, team-player attitude, crisp communication skills



**Highly preferred skills:**




+ Industry work experience, especially in synthetic biology field, is highly desirable

+ Expertise in construct design for 2nd or 3rd generation lentiviral expression systems

+ Hands-on experience in lentivirus and/or retrovirus production, titration, and transduction

+ Experience with laboratory record-keeping software, such as ELN or Labii






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



With Kelly, youll have access to some of the worlds highest regarded scientific organizationsproviding you with opportunities to work on todays most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits youll be proud to help advance. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 10,000 scientific professionals last year.


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




**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 https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm
Posted: 2019-08-05 Expires: 2019-10-28

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