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Research Specialist

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Title:** Research Specialist - Tech Development (Full Time)


**Location:** San Diego, California


**Required Education:** M.S. or B.S with equivalent experience


**Areas of expertise desired:** Recombinant Protein Expression and Characterization, Genome Editing, Plant Biology, Molecular Biology


Join a biotechnology company with advanced technologies to precisely target and direct a plants natural gene-editing processes. This approach accelerates natural plant breeding that has been a staple of farming for thousands of years and has resulted in a rapid, versatile and low-cost way to produce sustainable industrial and agricultural products and improve human health by safely harnessing nature s own genetic diversity.


The broad applicability of our technologies is highlighted by the companys strain-advancement program, which develops sustainable products in microbial platforms for the food, flavor and fragrance, and personal care markets.


**Major Responsibilities:**


+ Assist/lead research projects involving custom recombinant protein expression, purification, and analytical characterization.

+ Assist in the development, refinement, and optimization of gene editing reagents to advance core technologies.


+ Execute research plans and experiments on a daily basis.

+ Manage resource and supervise personnel as needed for projects and experiments.

+ Recognize and identify IP values from research ideas and activities.

+ Follow standard operating procedures and troubleshooting related procedures.

+ Communicate research findings through written reports and oral presentations.


**Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:** The ideal candidate will have a M.S. degree in Biological Sciences or in a related discipline with a minimum of 3-4 years experience in a research and/or development environment and demonstrated working knowledge of recombinant protein production/QC/analysis, molecular biology techniques; or its equivalent.


+ Direct hands-on experience in recombinant protein expression, purification, and characterization, using microbial, insect and/or plant systems is required.

+ Familiarity with AKTA or equivalent systems is preferred.

+ Prior industry experience in agriculture or plant biology, or willingness to quickly transition into an industrial setting of scientific research is preferred.

+ Prior experience and/or knowledge of genome editing, preferably in plant systems

+ Experience in bioinformatics including sequence analysis, structure-function analysis, protein modeling and protein engineering is a plus.

+ Broad scientific capabilities within plant molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell biology.

+ Ability to design and execute research projects independently and collaboratively.

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


**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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