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  • Category: Healthcare
  • Education: Bachelors Degree
  • Employment Length: fulltime
  • Pay / Salary: $22.70 Hourly
  • Location: Gaithersburg MD
  • Source: Business
  • Ad #: 15594
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Kelly Services® has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. We are proud to offer a long-term temporary opportunity to work as an Associate Scientist at a prestigious Fortune 500® company working in Gaithersburg, MD.

Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. To be considered for this position, you must use the “Submit Resume” button to submit your resumes. If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter for this position ( however your resume must be received via the “Submit Resume” button included within.

Job Title: Associate Scientist

Pay: $22.70

The 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.

Duties include PCR, cloning, recombinant library constructs. Really looking for someone that is a SME for library constructs; SME is needed. Someone who has had failures working with their library and has ability to troubleshoot. Isolate antibody/therapeutics, source material DNA/RNA, recombinant library. Display based technologies (yeast/phase) would be a plus. A second candidate will be selected that is strong within automation and screening (liquid handling and HTS).

Qualifications / Experience
The successful candidate should be an expert in Molecular Biology, particularly in recombinant library generation through advanced PCR techniques (such as multiplex and droplet-based PCR). The ideal candidate will also have experience with display-based technologies, such as phage or yeast display, and with using automation for high-throughput screening. The individual should have demonstrated experience in optimizing/troubleshooting new protocols with a problem-solving mindset. Familiarity with next-generation sequencing would also be highly advantageous.

Special Skills / Abilities / Knowledge / Behavioral Competencies
Strong communication skills are highly desirable. The individual should also be self-motivated, have good organizational skills and have demonstrated an ability to work within teams.

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