1+ months

Senior Research Associate, Assay Development, Solana Beach, CA

Kelly Services
Solana Beach, CA 92075
**Senior Research Associate, Assay Development, Solana Beach, CA**

**Position Type:** Direct Hire

**Purpose of the role**

We are seeking a motivated Senior Research Associate to join the Metabolics team. You will be supporting the team via technical expertise and by assisting in experiments, and research under the direction of a senior scientist.

**Key areas of Responsibility**

+ Contributes to the definition and timely achievement of overall project goals. Makes recommendations, and when appropriate, acts independently as well as with a group to resolve scientific problems encountered during experimental procedures.

+ Writes compliance documentation associated with investigations, data analyses, and experimental conclusions as required for the QMS.

+ Works in the laboratory with plasma and other biological fluids of human and animal origin.

+ Achieve project objectives by troubleshooting experiments and testing practical and creative solutions.

+ Accurately, consistently, and promptly records experimental methods, materials and results in electronic laboratory notebooks. Analyses data, evaluates results, forms conclusions and implements/documents process improvements.

+ Work independently as well as with a larger team.

+ Liaise with external contractors, suppliers and consultants where necessary.

+ Perform all processes in accordance with Corporate and Local QMS

**Technical Essential skills**

+ Bachelor or Masters degree in chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, or similar technical program.

+ 2-5 years industry experience.

+ Familiar with affinity-based assays. This includes building titration curves based on immunoassays and direct binding assays. Example assays include: photoinduced electron transfer, antibody sandwich assays and immunoprecipitation, FRET, and other direct binding assays with fluorescence-based readouts.

+ Familiar with purification techniques including HPLC and size exclusion chromatography.

+ Must be detail oriented and highly motivated.

+ Ability to write clear and concise protocols for complex assay methodologies.

+ Experienced in summarizing and communicating project data for senior staff and stakeholders.

+ Computer literacy and data analysis skills.

**Desirable skills**

+ Has been involved in projects that have led to CE Marking and/or 510K approved products

+ Programming experience.

+ Familiar with immobilization techniques to solid phase media such as silica beads or hydrogels

+ Knowledge of a wide variety of conjugation techniques including working with NHS, Maleimide, and click chemistry.

+ Familiar with binding kinetics.

+ Knowledge of fluorescent detection and other assay detection architectures.

+ Experience and understanding of factors important in reagent preparation and drying for use in POC assays.

+ Experience working in the IVD industry and has launched IVD products.

+ Knowledge and experience of working within a biohazard environment.

**Communication & Collaboration**

+ Communicate courteously with customers by telephone, email, letter and face-to-face

+ Form positive, productive and proactive relationships with a range of internal and external key stakeholders

**Non Technical Skills**

To be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate the following:

+ Highly motivated individual that can demonstrate flexibility and a can do attitude.

+ Ensures positive, productive and proactive relationships with a range of internal and external key stakeholders.

+ Self driven, takes ownership and demonstrates high levels of personal accountability, and is motivated to complete the goals and objectives

+ Can listen and present effectively, providing progress updates and feedback on a regular basis

+ Ability to plan and organize work in accordance with the overall objectives and required timelines

+ Demonstrates the ability to solve problems under conditions of uncertainty and ambiguity and is able to think strategically in times of pressure to drive toward the best solutions

+ Able to travel between company sites as needed (not expected to be frequent)

**For Immediate Consideration, Apply Today! Questions? Call Grace at 714.253.7656, Email at, or schedule a time to connect directly follow the link:** ****

**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. (
Posted: 2021-04-19 Expires: 2021-06-19

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