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Senior Research Associate, Analytical Genomics

Kelly Services
Troy, MI 48007
**Kelly Science and Clinical** is the worlds most recognized brand in science and clinical staffing with more than 100 locations in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. Our scientists contribute to the research and development of the next generation of small molecule drugs, biologics and cellular therapies.


**Overview**


We are looking to add a Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate to the Analytical Genomics team with one of our clients, a cell and gene therapy company in South San Francisco. The successful candidate will contribute to developing and implementing robust and reproducible NGS-based assays across the company. This researcher should be passionate about adapting existing methods and developing innovative methods to solve exciting and challenging problems in cell and gene therapy. This person should be a team player and good at communication and documentation. The ideal candidate should have a technical background in molecular biology, genetics, genomics or biomedical engineering. Prior experience with general molecular biology techniques, such as PCR and nucleic acids extraction, is required. Prior experience with NGS library prep and operating Illumina sequencers is a plus. The ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and a team first mind-set will be required to succeed in this position.


**Responsibilities**


+ Develop, implement and optimize NGS-based methods with appropriate experimental controls under manager supervision. This includes optimization and modification of existing kits and protocols, and troubleshooting issues that arise with assay development

+ Work independently to execute on NGS protocols, standard molecular biology and biochemistry techniques

+ Preparation of NGS libraries and operation of NGS sequencers on a regular basis

+ Perform cell biology techniques e.g. cell culture, to implement genomic assays

+ Help develop QC metrics for assays to reduce time and cost associated with sequencing

+ Write up experimental results in an electronic lab notebook, maintain good lab notebook procedures, and ensure data and reports are properly recorded

+ Collaborate with the automation team to test and validate liquid handler assisted workflows

+ Help in the operation and maintenance of the Analytical Genomics lab and equipment


**Qualifications**


Required


+ A bachelors degree in biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, genetics, or related field plus four years, or master s degree with two years of relevant experience in the life sciences or biopharma industry, for the Senior Research Associate role. Strong candidates with less experience will be considered at the Research Associate level

+ Minimum of two years of in-depth hands-on laboratory experience with molecular biology techniques PCR, nucleic acid extraction and quantification

+ Prior experience designing and documenting experiments

+ Outstanding attention to detail and ability to assess technical protocols

+ Demonstrated success working and collaborating in a team setting Ability to handle several fast-paced projects concurrently


Preferred:


+ Two years of hands-on experience with NGS library prep and Illumina sequencer operation

+ Experience with cell biology techniques, such as cell culture, transfection, flow cytometry etc.

+ Experience utilizing liquid handling robots and plate readers


**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: 2021-04-23 Expires: 2021-07-12

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Kelly Services
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