1+ months

Senior Scientist, Assay Development

Kelly Services
Berkeley, CA 94701
**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.


We are seeking a Senior Scientist, Assay Development for one our clients, a start-up biotechnology company in Berkeley, CA that is developing a massively parallel, single-molecule protein sequencing platform that will transform proteomics and usher in a new era of insights into human biology and disease. The successful candidate will possess a PhD in biotechnology, molecular biology, or related fields with an emphasis on enzymatic assay development such as those involving proteases and polymerases. This position will be responsible for systematically optimizing and scaling up assays as well as solving technical challenges with clever experimental designs and innovative ideas. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning and executing on research and development activities that will help drive the innovation of the platform and translate improvements into new products.


+ Develop assay technologies for high-throughput protein and nucleic acid analysis, including enzyme-based assays

+ Apply proteomic and NGS-based analytical tools to troubleshoot and optimize assays

+ Participate in the development of assay automation using liquid handlers and instrument prototypes

+ Design, execute, and analyze experiments and documenting and communicating results.


+ PhD in bioengineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field.

+ Team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

+ Previous experience managing either RAs or undergraduates.

+ Excellent knowledge of the enzymology of proteases, polymerases, and ligases.

+ Leverages knowledge of reaction mechanism and kinetics for assay optimization.

+ Hands-on experience with biomolecular amplification and detection technologies e.g. ELISAs, FRET fluorometry, PCR, isothermal amplification methods, NGS

+ Experience successfully preparing next-generation nucleic acid libraries, sample prep for protein and nucleic acid microarrays or bead-based protein and nucleic acid analysis.

+ Ambitious with high standards for quality and technical excellence.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication and organization skills.

+ Ability to work independently as well as part of a fast-paced dynamic team.

**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: 2022-03-14 Expires: 2022-06-13

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