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Research AssociateMicrobiology/Fermentation

Kelly Services
South San Francisco, CA 94080
**Title:** Research Associate Microbiology/Fermentation

**Work Type:** Temp to hire, hourly

**Location:** South San Francisco, CA

**Description of Role:**

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 and will be contributing towards characterization of a library of strains to generate early preclinical data that supports further clinic investigation. You will be also responsible for developing molecular, biochemical, and cell-based 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 culturing human gut commensals for in vitro and in vivo assays. The candidate should be scientifically rigorous and experimentally curious. The role will require meticulous planning and organization. You will be expected to be a flexible, adaptable, and intellectually rigorous team member and you will play a critical role in the design and development of microbiome therapeutics at the absolute forefront of the field.

**Core responsibilities and opportunities are:**

Participate in preparing bacterial cultures for in vitro and in vivo 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

Familiarity with bench scale fermentation units including DASGIP and AMBR systems

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

Previous experience of performing high-throughput microbial growth assays (preferably using robotics) is 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 and careful record keeping skills

Able to work independently

Strong organizational and computer skills including familiarity with electronic notebook keeping software

Excellent verbal and written communication

Hands-on experience of working with human gut commensals is a plus



Minimum of a B.A., B.Sc. or M.Sc. in microbiology, biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemistry, or related field


2 or more years prior experience in a microbiology or molecular biology laboratory, preferably within industry

**_For immediate consideration apply today!_**

**_Questions? Please reach out to Jessica Rubano at jessica.rubano@kellyscientific.com_**

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**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. (
Posted: 2022-05-11 Expires: 2022-06-11

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