1+ months

Sr. Research Associate/Research Associate II

Kelly Services
South San Francisco, CA 94080
**Sr. Research Associate/Research Associate II**

**Job Description:** We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to play a key role in our formulation and lyophilization process development efforts. The Research Associate II will contribute towards the formulation development of the microbial broth. They will also contribute towards developing the lyophilization cycle of the formulated microbial broth that results in maximum viability of the cell communities. A successful candidate will have experience in running lab scale equipment such as lyophilizers, conducting formulation screens and setting up stability/storage tests.

**Core Responsibilities**

Application of basic theory and principles from previous experience in drug formulation to support process development and formulation activities

Knowledge of scale up principles and theory of lyophilization processes

Independently conduct formulation screens as well as lyophilize drug product

Design and execution of experiments to characterize physical properties of lyophilized drug product

Conduct stability testing of lyophilized Drug Product

Troubleshoot formulation/lyophilization process issues

Installation and troubleshooting of formulation/lyophilization equipment

Write development protocols, reports and test methods

Thoughtfully analyze, interpret and present data to research team leads.

Cross-functional interaction with quality and other departments, including senior staff

Be flexible and adaptive to learn new laboratory techniques as needed to support cross-functional research team

Assist in ordering and organizing laboratory supplies and equipment


Drug Product formulation and lyophilization experience with a basic understanding of lyophilization principles

Basic understanding of formulation/lyophilization of microorganisms

Experience in the development, formulation, and characterization of lyophilized drug product

Prior experience in assays like Karl Fischer, appearance etc. are beneficial.

Occasional evening work might be required.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in a team-oriented environment are required.

Ability to work independently as well as within a team, handle multiple projects, demonstrate initiative and accountability, and strong attention to detail.

Proficient written and verbal communication skills are required.


B.A., B.Sc. or M.Sc. in chemical engineering, biology, chemistry or related field

PhD-level candidates are also encouraged to apply and will be considered for a more senior role

At least 2-3 years prior experience in Drug Product field

**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: 2021-05-10 Expires: 2021-07-10

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Kelly Services
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