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Kelly Services Entry Level Cell Scientist in Morrisville, North Carolina

Entry-Level Cell Assay Scientist (urgent need!)

Kelly Scientific is hiring for an URGENT need and we're seeking to fill IMMEDIATELY!! This is a contract-to-hire role with one of our esteemed clients in RTP, NC! If you have a BS or MS with 2 years of lab experience working with cell lines/cell line maintenance & culture. We are looking for YOU!!! Apply today (that means you, new grads)!

We are seeking an entry-level scientist with cell & molecular biology knowledge and cell culture experience to provide laboratory support to research projects with the goal of understanding pharmaceutical mechanism of action (MOA).

The successful candidate will perform experiments involving:

  • Culture of cell lines and primary cells;

  • Performing a variety of assays that may include Q-RT-PCR and other molecular biology techniques, high content imaging, ELISAs, and other fluorometric and luminescent assays;

  • Developing novel assays as needed.

  • In addition to performing laboratory tasks, the successful candidate will design experimental protocols, record, analyze, organize, and present experimental results, will work with other team members to determine courses of action to meet project milestones, and will provide guidance to junior scientists in the laboratory.

This is an excellent opportunity to work on a team as part of a growing company, and to be exposed to novel cell culture technology.

Experience and Skills

Required education, experience, and skills:

  • A BS or MS in biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular toxicology, or similar disciplines.

  • A minimum of 2 years relevant hands-on experience in a molecular and/or cell biology laboratory (academic or industry).

  • Experience in mammalian cell culture (highly, highly, highly preferred).

  • Strong organizational and experimental documentation skills.

  • A willingness to take on a variety of projects within the company.

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • The ability to work in a team environment, and to guide junior scientists.

Experience with any of the following techniques are preferred, but not required. However, they will help your application chances!

  • Mammalian cell transfection or transduction

  • High-throughput assays for cell health:

  • Viability

  • Cytotoxicity

  • Etc.

  • Molecular biology:

  • PCR

  • q-RT-PCR

  • molecular cloning

  • Microscopy:

  • Immunofluorescent labeling

  • high content imaging

  • digital image analysis

  • ELISAs

  • Western blotting

  • GC/MS

If you are a newly graduated MS student OR a BS graduate with at least 2 years of hands-on, applicable laboratory experience, apply today!!

Why Kelly ® ?

With Kelly, you’ll have access to some of the world’s highest regarded scientific organizations—providing you with opportunities to work on today’s most challenging, research-intensive, and relevant projects. Our connections can lead you to innovative scientific pursuits you’ll be proud to help advance. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies and found opportunities for more than 10,000 scientific professionals last year.

You pursued a career in science to fuel your quest for knowledge and your desire to make the world a better place. Let Kelly fuel your career—connect with us today.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re 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. 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.

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