27 days old

Senior Research Associate

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
For over 25 years, Kelly Science & Clinical has been connecting scientists with meaningful work at industry leading companies! Today we are excited to be hiring a **_Senior Research Associate, Molecular Discovery_** of an emerging agro-biotech in San Diego, CA. This position will perform molecular biology and gene cloning work and help to build functional complementation assays to discover next generation gene editing targets that will improve plant health and fitness. Apply today to start a conversation of whats next in your career.

The successful applicant will have strong understanding and hands on experience with a variety of molecular biology and gene cloning technologies. Experience with functional complementation in bacteria, yeast, plants, or other organisms is also desired. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to learn and grow in a dynamic environment focused on cutting edge gene editing technology.


+ Be a strong contributing member of laboratory discovery team focused on identifying new gene editing targets for next-generation crop traits such as weed control, sustainability, disease resistance, nitrogen use, and oil quality.

+ Execute Molecular Biology and gene cloning experiments and help build microbial functional complementation assays.

+ Collaborate across functional teams to provide Molecular Biology support and expertise.


+ Bachelors or Masters degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent relevant experience at a similar level.

+ A minimum of 2+ years experience with Bachelors or 0 to 2 years experience with Masters.

+ Demonstrated hands on experience with a range of Molecular Biology and gene cloning technologies.

+ An understanding of gene editing technology and experience with functional complementation assays in bacteria, yeast, or other systems is desired.

+ Design and analyze routine experiments with minimal guidance. Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple tasks to completion and overcome challenges

+ Follow SOPs and properly maintain a research notebook. Independently contribute to SOP troubleshooting and writing.

+ Proactive communicator with demonstrated ability to prepare progress reports using oral and written strategies.

+ Capable of success in a highly collaborative and matrixed work environment.

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

**_Interested Candidates:_**

+ **Apply for Immediate Consideration**

+ **Schedule and interview with Athena**

+ **Text Athena at 714-868-5477 with any questions. Please be sure to include which job you are interested in.**


**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: 2022-09-02 Expires: 2022-10-03

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