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Research Associate (South San Francisco, CA)

Kelly Services
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Research Associate, South San Francisco, CA

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We are currently seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to play a key role in our team that is advancing rapid and thoughtful progression of our discovery portfolio from lead identification through IND enabling studies and early clinical development.

A successful candidate is required to have experience with anaerobic microbiology laboratory techniques.

You will be contributing towards microbial isolation and characterization to generate early preclinical data that supports further clinic investigation.

You will be also responsible for developing molecular and biochemical assays to characterize microbes. The perfect candidate will have deep understanding of basic microbiology techniques with focus on anaerobic microbiology and be able to immediately contribute to microbial isolation and culturing of human gut commensals from complex samples.

+ Participate in execution of creating a microbial strain library by isolating human microbiota commensals.

+ Perform molecular and biochemical assays as well as microbial growth assays

+ Perform small-scale microbial fermentation experiments

+ Assess microbial viability and enumerate microbes grown in single cultures as well as from complex samples

+ Prepare microbial culture media and frozen microbial stocks

+ Keep precise experimental records and enter data into databases

+ Assist in ordering and organizing laboratory supplies and equipment

+ Effectively communicate with cross-functional teams to ensure optimal information and material sharing

+ Be nimble and adaptive to learn new laboratory techniques as needed to support cross-functional research team

+ Work rigorously as an individual and passionately as part of a team Desired

Skills and requirements:

+ Experience of working with anaerobic microbes and anaerobic gas chamber

+ Must have experience of working with microbial cultures in aseptic environment culture inoculation, propagation, scale up and transfer

+ Previous experience of performing high-throughput microbial growth assays preferably using robotics or small-scale up to 250 ml fermentation using bioreactors are highly desirable

+ Experience of preparing microbial strain banks is a plus

+ Experience with molecular biology techniques and approaches, including DNA extraction and quantification, PCR/qPCR and primer design.

+ Keen attention to detail

**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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Kelly Services
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