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  • Category: Healthcare
  • Education: Bachelors Degree
  • Employment Length: fulltime
  • Source: Business
  • Ad #: 11924
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Kelly Services is currently seeking a Associate Scientist in Gaithersburg, MD to work a contract assignment of 2 years for one of our top clients. This position could lead to a permanent hire position, but there is no gurantee. Kelly is a full service workforce solutions provider to 98% of the Fortune 100™ companies. We provide employment to more than 700,000 people annually and we deal with some of the largest and best companies both nationally and locally. 

Primary Responsibilities of the Associate Scientist includes:

This is a worldwide biologics research and development company. As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, their mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease. They’re constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. They have a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. 

Their Department of Protein Engineering and Antibody Discovery is seeking a talented and highly motivated Associate Scientist II to help build the next-generation discovery engine that can rapidly isolate therapeutic antibodies in urgent situations. The successful candidate will be excited by research at the interface between technology and biology and will operate with a diverse group of scientists to actively drive technological innovations. The selected individual will be a well-organized and a highly productive bench scientist that can design and execute experiments efficiently, as well as analyze, interpret and present data to multidisciplinary project teams. 

Qualifications / Experience: 

  • Expert in Molecular Biology, particularly in recombinant library generation through advanced PCR techniques (such as multiplex and droplet-based PCR).
  • Experience with display-based technologies, such as phage or yeast display, and with using automation for high-throughput screening.
  • Demonstrated experience in optimizing/troubleshooting new protocols with a problem-solving mindset.
  • Familiarity with next-generation sequencing would also be highly advantageous. 
  • Experience with PCR, cloning and recombinant library constructs. 
  • SME for library constructs is required. 
  • Someone who is familiar with the failures that occur working with a library and has ability to troubleshoot. 
  • Experience with isolate antibody/therapeutics and source material DNA/RNA.
  • Strong within automation and screening (liquid handling and HTS).

Special Skills / Abilities / Knowledge / Behavioral Competencies: 

  • Strong communication skills are highly desirable.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within teams.

Education and Experience Requirement of the Associate Scientist includes

  • BS or MS preferred. 
  • If PhD would have to be entry level PhD candidate

Additional Information:

  • Contract assignment, duration 2 years.
  • Work schedule: full-time, first shift.  


  • Kelly Temporary Employee Perks:
  • Group medical, prescription, vision, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance options that are available for purchase—and the coverage is portable*
  • Service bonus plan and Holiday pay plan, if qualified
  • Weekly electronic pay options
  • Free online training campus available
  • Exclusive online employee community
  • Corporate discounts

Apply Now!

This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position you must submit your resume to the Scientific Recruiter listed below:

Sandy at:

Thank you for your interest in the assignment. 

Map: Gaithersburg MD
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