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Scientist / Sr. Scientist Technology Development

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Kelly Services is actively recruiting for a Direct-hire opportunity in San Diego, CA for a Sr.**

**Scientist ** **Technology Development** **.**

**Salary: $117k**


This role is with 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 company has a worldwide presence, with subsidiaries in Europe and North America and a state-of-the-art research and development center in San Diego. The company has a pipeline of traits for canola and rice and is developing crop platforms and a pipeline of trait products in other major global crops including soybean, corn, and wheat. The broad applicability of 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.

The company has an immediate opening for a Scientist or Senior Scientist Technology Development to help us to revolutionize plant breeding. The candidate will build a team that focuses on the application of modern technologies to plant tissue culture processes. The successful applicant will be a strong laboratory scientist with deep knowledge of tissue culture and will develop medium to high throughput methods to improve processes. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to lead, influence, and grow in a dynamic environment focused on cutting edge plant tissue culture technology.


+ Leads a team that works on the optimization of plant tissue culture processes using technological approaches.

+ Applies flow cytometry and cell sorting to improve the outcome of gene-editing experiments.

+ Develops assays to identify cell populations with desirable characteristics.

+ Creates and manages SOPs for all relevant workflows and/or methodologies.

+ Provides subject matter and scientific expertise across functional teams.

+ Supervises junior team members and helps to grow a rapidly expanding team.


+ For Senior Scientist level a Ph.D. in a Biological Science with 5+ years of experience. Scientist level is Ph.D. with 1-2 years of experience. Post-doctoral work may serve as experience.

+ Demonstrated research success in tissue culture, broad tissue culture expertise.

+ Strong understanding of flow cytometry and cell sorting., including analysis and interpretation of cytograms.

+ Proactive communicator with demonstrated success using oral and written strategies to communicate project status and direction.

+ Leads by example, using positive strategies to establish a professional environment of trust, respect, and collaboration. Demonstrated ability to positively influence others with strong capabilities to supervise and grow a team of junior scientists.

+ A strong collaborator capable of driving success in a highly matrixed work environment.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

+ Strong organizational skills, accurate record keeping, and attention to detail.

+ Prior experience working in an agricultural biotech and/or plant biology environment is desired, but not essential.

Area of expertise desired: Flow Cytometry, Cell Sorting, Tissue Culture, Cell Biology Assay Development, Semi-Automated Processes, Plant Biology


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise 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 Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-16 Expires: 2022-10-17

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