30 days old

Senior Scientist

Kelly Services
Vancouver, WA 98661
**Kelly Services is actively recruiting for a Direct Hire opportunity in Vancouver, Washington for a Senior Scientist that will leverage synthetic biology to drive further development and utilization of a proprietary E. coli expression platform.**

The Senior Scientist will successfully implement cutting-edge molecular biology techniques to perform gene cloning, library construction, and genome engineering. The Senior Scientist must be passionate about science, be a creative problem-solver, have strong communication skills, and can execute nimbly and efficiently in a dynamic startup environment.

**Primary responsibilities of the Senior Scientist includes:**

+ DNA construct design and strain engineering using modern cloning techniques such as Golden Gate Assembly, Gibson Assembly etc.

+ Build plasmid DNA libraries with high diversity created through multiple steps.

+ E. coli strain engineering at the genome level and innovation with different approaches and techniques like Lambda Red, CRISPR etc.

+ Day-to-day work includes DNA sequence and data analysis, plasmid map construction, and contribution to our company wide-data ecosystem through deposition of data to in-house databases (LIMS) and maintaining laboratory notebooks.

+ Bring forth and carry out new ideas to improve recombinant protein expression, solve scientific problems and/or present new project ideas to further improve technology.

**Skills and Qualifications for the Senior Scientist includes:**

+ PhD in synthetic biology, molecular biology, microbiology, or a related scientific discipline and at least 5-10 years of industry-related experience preferred. Masters or Bachelors Degrees with equivalent experience may also be considered.

+ Proficient in modern molecular biology techniques including DNA construct design, PCR, molecular cloning, plasmid extraction, and DNA sequencing.

+ Extensive practical experience with multiple DNA cloning and editing methods such as Gibson and Golden Gate assemblies, CRISPR, etc.

+ Experience with high-throughput workflows, laboratory automation and complex data sets.

+ Prior experience designing, constructing, and screening high-diversity DNA libraries.

+ Experience with recombinant protein expression, doing this in prokaryotes is a plus.

+ NGS data analysis/bioinformatics experience is a plus but not required.

+ Proficient in using software packages such as Geneious, CLC Genomics Workbench, Vector-NTI, etc. to design DNA constructs and to analyze sequencing data (Sanger and NGS).

**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: 2022-05-30 Expires: 2022-07-30

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