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Research Scientist - Molecular Screening, San Diego, CA

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Research Scientist - Molecular Screening, San Diego, CA**


Kelly Science is recruiting for a Research Scientist with expertise in Molecular Screening and NGS with a global company specializing in advanced technologies in plant science.

Type: Direct-hire

Pay: Flexible DOE

Schedule - M-F


+ Lead our Clients automated HTP molecular screening and candidate identification platform

+ Utilize gene editing technology platform to produce sustainable industrial and agricultural products

+ Screen biological materials across the R&D pipeline

+ Lead new assay development, defining and implementing assay production QC standards, define and implement team objections, and continuous improvement

+ Collaborate across departments on HTP biological processes

+ Assess project needs and contribute to decision-making at all levels of the company


+ Education and Experience - Ph.D. degree or equivalent relevant experience in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Plant Biology, or related field

+ Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working in a research and/or development environment

+ Expertise with a range of molecular screening technologies such as targeted amplicon resequencing, whole genome sequencing (WGS), and other NGS, PCR, and qPCR-based SNP detection and RNA expression workflows.

+ Can oversee all aspects of assay development from design to validation.

+ Strong capabilities to leverage automation to improve efficiency and quality, ideally with a demonstrated ability to build automated high-throughput workflows.

+ Strong understanding of a range of Molecular Biology and Gene Editing technologies.

+ An independent problem solver with a demonstrated ability to identify creative solutions to complex challenges and to improve process efficiency.

+ Prior experience working in a biological production environment and/or with Quality Management Systems such as Six Sigma or Kaizen is desirable.

+ Leads by example, using positive strategies to establish a professional environment of trust, respect, and collaboration. Demonstrated ability to positively influence others.

+ Proactive communicator with demonstrated success using oral and written strategies to communicate project proposals, status, and direction.

+ Strong organizational skills and capable of identifying and managing external interactions with service providers and other vendors.

+ Capable of achieving success in a dynamic and fast-paced R&D environment, is a strong promoter and implementer of change.

+ Prior experience working in an agricultural biotech and/or plant biology environment is desired, but not essential.

**Apply Today for immediate consideration!**

**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: 2020-08-31 Expires: 2020-10-01

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