1+ months


Kelly Services
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Kelly Services has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. We are proud to offer a long-term temporary opportunity to work as a **Scientist** at a prestigious Fortune 500 company working in **Carlsbad** **.**

**Important information:** This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position, you must use the Submit Resume button to submit your resumes. If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter for this position ( ) however your resume must be received via the Submit Resume button included within.

Job Title: **Scientist**

**Pay Rate: $24.75 per hour**

This scientist will support a team that develops next-generation solutions and integrated applications using a wide array of products to support customer driven projects. The scientist will be expected to both execute projects independently or with minimal supervision and to support senior scientists in a highly collaborative team environment.

Projects may include, but not be limited to, stem cell characterization using a variety of microarray and qPCR based methods, cell line engineering, tissue culture, molecular biology and virus generation. These projects may be driven by internal project design or by external collaborations.

**Scope of Need**

The successful individual will directly interact with junior and senior R&D staff, project management and external collaborators to understand or develop workplans. The scientist will then be responsible for executing plans either independently or as part of a team in order to meet agreed upon deliverables and timelines. Designated activities will require a certain level of independence but may also be in support of senior scientists. In addition, this scientist will be expected to participate in laboratory maintenance.

This role will involve the following tasks:

+ Lab maintenance (ordering, instrument maintenance, lab organization)

+ Stem cell characterization (qPCR and microarray analysis of cells)

+ Tissue culture (culture of many cell types, 2D and 3D)

+ Stable cell line generation (transfection and antibiotic-selection)

+ Molecular biology (Plasmid subcloning and TaqMan PCR)

+ Stem cell culture (feeding, passaging and cryopreservation)

**Capabilities and Competencies**

This position requires the following capabilities and competencies:

+ Perform standard laboratory math calculations and solutions/media preparation

+ Proven experience:

+ Molecular biology techniques including DNA/RNA extraction and microarray based techniques.

+ Manipulating DNA plasmid constructs and with various forms of PCR

+ Sterile tissue culture techniques

+ Additional experience (not required, but good to have):

+ Stem cell culture

+ Cell line engineering

+ Virus generation

+ Ability to:

+ Observe deviations from the expected outcomes

+ Succeed with a moderate level of supervision and guidance

+ Strong teamwork orientation with demonstrable influence/interpersonal skills


Associate degree (required).

Candidates with a bachelors degree or industry experience (preferred).


Required: 1-3 years experience in molecular biology techniques (DNA/RNA/protein), microarrays expertise is a plus.

Required: 1-3 years experience in tissue culture

Preferred: 1-3 years experience in stem cell culture

**Working Conditions:**

The vast majority of working time will be spent in a laboratory environment. Some work will take place in biosafety hoods in a tissue culture laboratory, working with various cell cultures. Cells will typically be validated by molecular biology techniques or functional assays. Sometime will be spent at the desk recording laboratory activities appropriately in notebooks.

Must be capable of observing and adhering to lab safety standards and protocols.

Critical to success in this position will be the individuals ability to independently work on some projects and to provide support on others. Equally important will be the ability to work as part of team in the laboratory (extended R&D team) as well as a broader cross-functional team (R&D, Project Management, Collaborator).

Will this be remote or onsite: Mostly on-site (at least 6 hr/day) rest can be remote, depending on the day and the workflow

Shift Times/Days: 9-5; M-F

Name 2-3 skills that are a must have: Molecular biology DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR. Cell culture Basic sterile cell culture technique.

Name 2-3 skills that would be a plus but not necessarily musts: Microarray based assays, Advanced cell culture or stem cell culture and Assay development

Interviews? Phone, in-person or virtual? Screening interview 30 min phone interview with me followed by two-three member panel interview (virtual video) with the team

Length of assignment. Short Term Temp, Temp to Perm or Long Term Temp Typically ~12 months. Can be extended or converted to FTE depending on the business need.

**We invite you to bookmark our Web site and encourage you to review it regularly for new opportunities worldwide:** **.**

**_Kelly Services is a U.S.-based Fortune 500 company. With our global network of branch locations, we are uniquely positioned to provide our customers with international staffing support and our employees with diverse assignments around the world._**

**Kelly Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer**

**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: 2021-05-21 Expires: 2021-07-22

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