1+ months

Senior Scientist, Protein Expression

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/Senior Scientist, Protein Expression for one of our clients, a growing leader in the discovery of human antibody therapeutics in San Diego, CA. Our clients organization is dedicated to creating a healthier world through partnerships that bring better medicines to patients faster, and they recognize that success starts with hiring people who share their passion for science.The successful applicant will be responsible for managing and optimizing workflows for protein production by transient transfections in eukaryotic cell hosts including HEK and CHO in the Antibody Engineering and Protein Sciences group. Additionally, stable cell line/selected pool generation activities will be employed for large scale expression of antibody drug candidates and reagent proteins. This position offers the opportunity for substantial career growth and the ability to help discover the medicines of tomorrow. The Scientist / Sr. Scientist will report to the Director of Protein Science and work closely with scientists and leaders in the Antibody Discovery Group.


+ Primary responsibilities will be protein production using mammalian expression platforms.

+ Transient transfections and stable cell line/cell pool generation.

+ Improve and optimize expression plasmids and cell culture conditions including transient and stable workflows

+ Clonal selection, FACS/flow cytometry analysis and cell banking for identification, isolation and preservation of high-expressing cell lines.

+ Support of multiple projects at all stages of antibody discovery.

+ Independently plan and execute experiments, analyze results and present data at team meetings.

+ Generate, organize and maintain meticulous records all conducted experiments.


+ MS with a minimum of 5 years of related experience or PhD with a minimum of 2 years of related experience.

+ Strong knowledge and skills in protein production using mammalian and bacterial expression platforms.

+ Strong knowledge and skills in cell line development: ability to screen, isolate, and validate targeted cell populations.

+ Previous experience in antibody drug discovery.

+ Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving capabilities.

+ Extraordinary attention to detail, planning skills and organizational skills.

+ History of timeline-driven delivery.

+ Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

+ Independent and creative researcher who demonstrate initiative.

+ Proficiency with Microsoft Office and sequence analysis software.

+ Experience with any of the following is a plus: track record of leading from the bench to drive antibody lead candidates, automation and antibody engineering

**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: 2022-02-25 Expires: 2022-05-30

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