1+ months

Senior Scientist, NGS Assay Development

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**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 Scientist or Senior Scientist NGS Assay Development with one of our clients to help us to revolutionize plant breeding using our unique, patented gene editing technology. This position will design, build and validate high-throughput NGS genotyping assays for molecular screening of gene edited plant materials across their trait development pipeline. The successful applicant will be an expert at developing NGS target amplicon resequencing assays, have experience implementing automated high-throughput assays, and strong capabilities to collaborate with Computational Biologist to help develop analysis workflows. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to influence and grow in a dynamic environment focused on cutting edge gene editing technology.


+ Design, build, and validate NGS targeted amplicon resequencing assays for screening gene edited plant materials.

+ Work closely with colleagues to transfer assays to an automated high-throughput format and establish KPIs to track and improve assay performance.

+ Integrate with the Computational Biology team to help build and trouble shoot analysis packages and LIMS workflows.

+ Identify and explore new technology and workflow opportunities to drive continuous platform improvement.

+ Provide subject matter and scientific expertise across functional teams.

+ Positively influence and supervise junior team members.


+ For Senior Scientist level a Ph.D. in a Biological, Computer, or Engineering Science with 5+ years of experience or M.S. with 10+ years of experience or B.S. degree with 12+ years of experience. Scientist level is Ph.D. with 1-2 years of experience or M.S. with 7+ years of experience or B.S. degree with 10+ years of experience.

+ Demonstrated expertise designing, building and validating multiplex NGS target amplicon resequencing assays. Prior experience leveraging automation to increase assay throughput and performance is desired.

+ Hands on experience with analysis software such as CLC Genomics Workbench and/or custom packages. Strong capabilities to collaborate with Computational Biologists to develop and trouble shoot analysis workflows.

+ Broad understanding of NGS technologies and workflows. Demonstrated ability to assess and implement new technologies.

+ Prior experience working with Quality Management Systems and/or LIMS is desired.

+ Process-oriented mind-set with demonstrated ability to improve workflow efficiency.

+ Proactive communicator with demonstrated success using oral and written strategies to communicate project status and direction.

+ Leads by example, using positive strategies to establish a professional environment of trust, respect, and collaboration. Demonstrated ability to positively influence others with strong capabilities to supervise junior scientists.

+ A strong collaborator capable of driving success in a highly matrixed work environment.

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


**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: 2021-11-15 Expires: 2022-02-14

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Kelly Services
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