1+ months

Research Scientist, Metabolic Engineering

Kelly Services
Cambridge, MA 02238
**Kelly Services is seeking a Research Scientist, Metabolic Engineering for a permanent role in Cambridge, MA.**

Our client is a next-generation industrial biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts that produces plant-based ingredients. They use a variety of patented and proprietary technologies for engineering microbes for the production of specialty chemicals, such as food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.

They are seeking a motivated individual for a research scientist position that will specialize in metabolic engineering and molecular biology. This person will be expected to tackle a variety of challenges as an integral part of their R&D team.

**Responsibilities** :

+ Construct, test, and optimize biosynthetic pathways using various metabolic engineering and synthetic biology tools

+ Apply knowledge of microbial physiology, biochemistry, and metabolism to improve titers, yields, and productivity of engineered strains

+ Work as part of a multi-disciplinary scientific team to implement experimental plans and achieve project goals

+ Communicate results of experiments with colleagues

**Required Qualifications:**

+ Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or a related field

+ Hands-on experience in genetic engineering tools, including cloning, pathway assembly, and chromosomal manipulation

+ Expertise in microbial physiology and metabolism

**Preferred Working Style:**

+ Must be very well-organized and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

+ Must be a quick learner who is self-motivated and able to ask questions and seek clarity.

+ Must be flexible with day-to-day duties and able to thrive in a start-up environment.

+ Must be an excellent team member with strong communication skills and a desire to work collaboratively.

+ Must hold him or herself to the highest professional, scientific and ethical standards.


**For immediate consideration, please send your resume in a WORD document to**


**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: 2022-07-11 Expires: 2022-09-10

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