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Sr. Scientist - Assay Development

Kelly Services
Austin, TX 78703
**Job Title:** Senior Scientist, Assay Development


**Location:** Austin, TX


**Compensation:** Competitive, based on candidate experience


**Term:** Full-time, permanent position


**About Our Client**


Our client is an Austin-based company commercializing a battery-powered, fully disposable, sample-to result, PCR testing device. _They are currently focused on developing a COVID-19 test_ . Their platform uses real-time RT-PCR, requires no technical expertise to operate, and delivers on-the-spot results in under one hour. They offer a fast-paced, dynamic, collegial environment, where individual contributions are highly valued while working on meaningful, exciting projects.


**Position Summary:**


This individual will be integral to the creation of next-generation molecular diagnostic devices. This scientist will report to the VP, R&D and develop diagnostic tests and reagents for the detection of various human diseases. The primary responsibility will be developing novel, multiplexed PCR assays for the amplification and detection of RNA and DNA from human pathogens.


**The successful candidate will:**


+ Operate independently and efficiently with minimal supervision

+ Be willing to work at the bench at least 50%

+ **Have proven experience developing at least 7-10 commercialized qPCR diagnostic assays.**


+ Be experienced in using statistical methods and programs to optimize amplification

+ Be experienced with systems and methods to minimize DNA contamination

+ Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

+ Be experienced working collegially in small teams and fast?paced projects

+ Multitask with a high level of attention to detail.


**Qualifications:**


+ Ph.D. in molecular biology or related field or equivalent applicable experience

+ At least 5 years of concentrated experience developing quantitative, multiplexed nucleic acid PCR assays **(In a commercial environment)**

+ **Must have experience as a Primary contributor to developing at least 7-10 commercialized qPCR diagnostic assays.**


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**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: 2021-03-10 Expires: 2021-05-06

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