21 days old

Scientist III

Kelly Services
Austin, TX 78703
Kelly Services is seeking a **Scientist III** for one of our biotechnology clients in **Austin TX.**

Job Description

Pay Rate: 42.00 hour

9 month contract

Required responsibilities:

+ Will apply technical knowledge to develop kits/reagents/instruments/workflows for nucleic acid purification from various sample types such as whole blood, plasma, viral transport media, saliva, tissues etc.

+ Modify experimental procedures to suit the particular needs of experiments

+ Develop a hypothesis and then design the necessary set of experiments to test the hypothesis with limited guidance

+ Analyze the data derived and explain the outcome of their experiments

+ Maintain accurate and detailed lab notebooks and appropriate documentation based on the scientific method enabling other scientists to reproduce their experiments

+ Prepares regular reports documenting experiments

+ Presents research data and conclusions in 10-30 minute sessions

+ Ability to read a scientific paper, reproduce the experiments described and understand the conclusions

+ Complete lab compliance activities

Skills and attributes:

+ Strong laboratory and technical hands on skills required:

+ Pipet and perform procedures reproducibly

+ Perform a dilution series to create a standard curve

+ Perform lab calculations needed to make solutions from powder or from stock solutions and able to make the buffers from recipes

+ Operate basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, quantitation instruments, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR, real-time qPCR instruments, plate readers etc.

+ Routine experience with most common molecular procedures such as nucleic acid isolation, endpoint PCR, real-time PCR

+ Strong molecular biology background

+ Ideal-infectious disease, clinical microbiology, or virology background

+ Experience with nucleic acid purification automation, different technologies to isolate nucleic acid

+ Experience working with BSL2 sample types in BSL2 lab setting

+ Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs, powerpoint, and statistical analysis.

+ Good writing & presentation skills

+ Strong documentation and strong organizational skills

+ Works well in a team setting

+ Capable of multi-tasking and ensure timely completion and execution of tasks

+ Pays attention to detail

+ Be agile with changing environments

+ Shows initiative by taking on new tasks, beyond what is generally expected

+ Generates ideas to improve current processes


Bachelors or Masters degree in Biological Science, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or related field.

At least 3-5 years laboratory experience in either academic or industry setting. Industrial experience in product development environment a plus. Regulated background experience a plus.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

As a worker today, its up to you to take charge of your career and look for opportunities to learn, grow, and achieve your potential. Helping you find whats next is what were all about. We know whats going on in the evolving world of workjust ask the nearly 500,000 people we employ each year. Connecting with us means getting the support, guidance, and opportunities needed to take your career where you may have never imagined.

**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. 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: 2020-11-13 Expires: 2020-12-14

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