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Senior Scientist, NGS

Kelly Services
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
**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.


**Overview**


We are actively seeking a highly qualified and motivated Senior Scientist with a strong background in molecular biology and NGS technologies to join our AAV engineering team. The AAV engineering team takes a multi-functional approach to innovate and optimize AAV tissue specificity, therapeutic drug modalities, and therapeutic target expression.


**Responsibilities**


Primary responsibilities will include intellectual contributions to define AAV design strategies, implement and optimize pipeline processes in the laboratory, and manage a group of dedicated junior scientists.


The specific responsibilities of the candidate include but are not limited to:


+ Design, conduct, implement, interpret, and report on processes that will accelerate and standardize the pipeline process for discovery of new AAV target biology.

+ Develop new methods to enable the broad use of AAV screening and validation in vitro and in vivo.

+ Ensure data generated are communicated in a concise, easy to understand manner to the appropriate teams.

+ Monitor, review, and critically interpret published work to guide internal research as it pertains to AAV delivery of therapeutic cargoes.

+ Be an effective, external collaborator to academic, biotechnology, and contract research organizations.


**Qualifications**


+ PhD in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry or relevant area with 5 years research experience (preference for industry/pharma).

+ Proficiency in cloning techniques which include DNA/RNA modifying enzymes, Goldengate and Gibson cloning technologies, rolling circle amplification, and PCR.

+ Proficiency in analytical techniques vital for development and analyses of DNA and RNA combinatorial library screening (qPCR, ddPCR, RNA-Seq, single cell RNA-Seq, Next Generation Sequencing platforms).

+ Expression vector design and optimization.

+ Automation/liquid handling platforms that drive pipeline efficiency.

+ Candidate should be a strong teammate with excellent oral and written communication skills and with a demonstrated ability to work independently to design experiments, interpret data, troubleshoot, and suggest next steps.

+ Strong leadership skill and managerial experience.

+ Proven record of innovative thinking to propose and champion new ideas and solve problems.

+ Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment.


**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. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)
Posted: 2021-05-14 Expires: 2021-06-14

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