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Research Associate, Molecular Biology, San Diego, CA

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Research Associate, Molecular Biology, San Diego, CA**


Area s of expertise desired: Molecular Biology, Plant cell culture/biology, Gene Editing, or related field


We have an immediate opening for a Research Associate to help us to revolutionize plant breeding.


**Requirements:**


+ The ideal candidate will have a B.S/M.S. degree in Biological Sciences or in a related discipline with a minimum of 1-2 years experience in a research and/or development environment and demonstrated working knowledge of molecular biology techniques and plant tissue culture; or its equivalent.

+ The candidate is expected to work independently with minimal supervision.


**Role Responsibilities:**


+ Work as part of a team that investigates, creates, and develops new methods and technologies for project advancement and to further the understanding of the molecular processes of gene editing involved in the application of proprietary technologies.

+ Primary responsibilities include conducting plant cell biology related tasks, such as in-vitro cell culture and in-vitro plant propagation and delivery of gene editing reagents to plant protoplasts aimed at meeting project goals.

+ Follow standard operating procedures and troubleshooting related procedures.

+ Utilize a broad suite of general, theoretical, and practical molecular biology techniques as well as plant cell culture techniques to complete assigned tasks.

+ Communicate research findings through written reports and oral presentations.

+ Demonstrate the ability to be independent, self-motivated, and enjoy working in a highly collaborative setting.


**Knowledge, Experience, Skills:**


+ General understanding of gene-editing methodologies is highly desired, but not required

+ Experience working with aseptic technique to perform plant cell and tissue culture related tasks is required.

+ Familiarity with microscopy, microphotography, and cytometry is required.

+ Experience with nucleic acid purification, PCR and similar molecular biology-related techniques is highly desirable.

+ Working knowledge of Next Generation Sequencing techniques is a plus.

+ Ability to draft scientific reports and analyze data using Excel is required.

+ A desire and willingness to improve procedures by incorporating scientific literature and personal experience.


**Core Capabilities:**


+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially communicating with other groups within the company.

+ Strong organizational and motivational skills, accurate record keeping, and attention to detail.

+ Able to use judgment and make routine recommendations for resolving problems in moderately complex assignments.

+ Highly proficient in MS Office Suite.


**For Immediate Consideration, Apply Today! Questions? Email Alex at Aleo431@KellyServices.com for More Info.**


**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 (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). 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. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2021-08-30 Expires: 2021-09-30

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