19 days old

Scientist-PCR, BSL-2

Kelly Services
Austin, TX 78703
**Kelly Services** is currently seeking a **Scientist** in **Austin, TX** to work a contract assignment 12 **month duration** for one of our top clients. Kelly is a full service workforce solutions provider to 98% of the Fortune 100 companies. We provide employment to more than 700,000 people annually and we deal with some of the largest and best companies both nationally and locally.

**Primary Responsibilities includes:**

Will apply technical knowledge to isolate RNA/DNA from biological samples, make NGS libraries and sequencing.

+ Will make contrived sample blends for NGS testing

+ Will conduct experiments and/or evaluation of specific products

+ Will contribute as a team member to meet pre-defined goals

+ 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

+ Has general textbook knowledge

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

+ May assist in preparing material for manuals, articles for the newsletter, patents or scientific publications

+ 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

+ Able to exercise independent judgment within generally defined procedures, laboratory methods and techniques

+ Able to recognize need for deviation from set procedures

Desired 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 most basic lab equipment such as computers, centrifuges, UV light box and camera, quantitation instruments, Agilent Bioanalyzer, PCR and qPCR instruments, plate reader

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

+ Level of comfort with complex biological instrumentation such as microtomes and homogenizers

+ Familiarity with next-generation technologies such as library prep, sequencing, digital PCR.

+ Working experience a plus

+ Experience with nucleic acid purification automation

+ Experience working with BSL2 sample types

+ Strong theoretical understanding of the procedures

+ Basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet programs, PowerPoint, email and searching the internet.

+ Creative and innovative

+ Good writing presentation skills

+ Strong documentation and strong organizational skills IVD experience is a plus


+ 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.


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

**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. 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: 2021-02-05 Expires: 2021-03-08

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