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Senior Research Associate-small molecule screening/highthroughput required; iPSC preferred

Kelly Services
South San Francisco, CA 94080
**Kelly Services is seeking a Senior Research Associate for a permanent role in South San Francisco, CA.**

Our client is a next-generation biopharmaceutical start-up using human genomics to accelerate development of life-saving treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. Our platform uses patient tissue profiling, human genetics, and machine learning to identify new therapeutic gene targets, predict effective drugs, and stratify patient subpopulations for increased clinical success. Their approach offers a breakthrough opportunity to identify drugs that dramatically improve patient outcomes and fundamentally lower the cost curve of pharmaceutical development. Our client is seeking a Senior Research Associate to join their Drug Discovery Team. This position is located in South San Francisco, CA.


+ Differentiate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) into neurons, microglia and other cell types in tissue culture

+ Generate and maintain stable cell lines

+ Design, plan and execute in vitro assays using molecular biology and biochemistry methods

+ Screen small molecule compounds in cell culture models

+ Gene target validation using methods such as transfection, transduction, with molecular and biochemical methods, including immunocytochemistry and microscopy

+ Analyze data using relevant statistical methods and present results to our team

+ Contribute and write detailed research project plans and SOPs that guide your and other team members laboratory activities

+ Evaluate and present data analysis at weekly team meetings on all data they generate


+ A BS + 5 years or MS + 3 years (preferred) degree in neuroscience, neuropharmacology, biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related scientific discipline

+ Prior experience with in vitro cell biology and high-throughput drug screening in support of pharmaceutical development

+ Basic understanding of genomic, high-throughput sequencing and high-throughput drug screening methods

+ Expertise in mammalian cell cultures, including iPSC maintenance and differentiation, and primary cell lines

+ Experience with imaging techniques including immunocytochemistry, light and fluorescence microscopy; prior experience with live cell imaging is a plus

+ Prior experience with RNA extraction, qPCR and Western blots is a must

+ Experience with data analysis using GraphPad Prism, SPSS, SAS, or Excel, and has a general knowledge of statistical analysis

+ Good communication skills and ability to collaborate across multidisciplinary scientific discovery settings


**For immediate consideration, please send your resume in a WORD document to**

**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** **** **?**

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: 2022-05-06 Expires: 2022-06-06

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Kelly Services
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