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Scientist

Kelly Services
Rochester, MN 55905
Kelly Services has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. **We are proud to offer a direct-hire opportunity to work as a Scientist based in Rochester, Minnesota** . Their mission is to provide innovative solutions to support virus, gene, and cell therapies to improve the quality of life of patients worldwide. They are a leading provider of products and services with a focus on novel pharmacokinetics and noninvasive imaging technologies.


**Title: Scientist -** **Oncolytic Virotherapy**


**Salary range: $65k - 105k depending on education and experience**


**This is a direct-hire salaried position + benefits, PTO, and additional company perks**



The multi-disciplinary team works together to positively impact the lives of cancer patients by developing novel gene and oncolytic virus therapies. We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated scientist skilled in virology and immuneoncology to join us today. Together, we will define and deliver tomorrows medicines!


**Company Description**


The company was founded in 2012 with the mission to accelerate the development of novel virus, gene and cell therapies through providing best in class reporter gene technologies and oncolytic virotherapies. The team is comprised of PhD, MSc and BSc level scientists who are passionate about providing the best-in-class oncolytic virotherapies. Our facilities are located in the Rochester Technology Campus in Rochester Minnesota, home of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic.


**Key Responsibilities**


Independently design, rescue and characterize (in vitro) novel oncolytic VSV


Plan and execute scientific research projects under minimal supervision.


Collect, analyze, and present scientific data to the research and management teams; with proposed next steps.


Self-motivated and driven to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.


Coordinate research efforts and make key scientific and technical contributions for the strategic development of cross-functional projects.


The candidate will perform independent experimental research, but will work in close collaboration with the rest of the scientific team in a highly cross-functional and project-oriented environment.


**Qualifications/Skills**


A Ph.D. or masters in Molecular/Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Virology, or a related field.


Must be proficient in cloning


Must have experience in the design, rescue and characterization (engineering) of negative sense single stranded RNA viruses or have the background and skills to master it in short period of time.


Structural understanding of viral proteins and proficiency in a structural imaging program eg. PyMOL.


Excellent organizational and time-management skills.


Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


**Valued Complementary Skills**


Cell and virus culture, Molecular biology, qPCR, RT-PCR, ELISA and ELISPOT. Viral analytics: virus rescue and amplification, plaque assay, TCID50, IFA, Cell-based assays: Cell proliferation and cytotoxicity assay, cell-signaling pathways, Molecular cloning of viral vectors for gene therapy or oncolytics.


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**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: 2021-07-21 Expires: 2021-10-16

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