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Kelly Services Laboratory Assistant I (San Francisco, CA) in San Francisco, California

Laboratory Technician

San Francisco, CA

Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 5PM

Pay rate: $17-21/hr depending on experience

Our client is a world-class research facility focused on understanding and developing therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. This position is for a full-time Lab Assistant 1 working with two Chemistry and Biochemistry lab groups focused on neurodegenerative disease research. The Lab Assistant will be trained to follow specific procedures for a Biosafety Level 2 environment and will be expected to carry out basic laboratory maintenance and research procedures independently. The ideal candidate would have experience interning/working in a research laboratory beyond classroom lab hours.


  • Order, receive and inventory equipment, chemicals and other supplies

  • Monitor and maintain Biosafety and EH S procedures, including waste disposal and pickup.

  • General lab maintenance including some glassware washing and autoclaving, preparation of liquid media and agar culture plates, and routine maintenance of some equipment.

  • Protein expression procedures using bacterial, insect Sf9 and other cell culture methods.

  • Protein purification using affinity chromatography and other methods.

  • Molecular biology and biochemistry procedures including PCR mutagenesis, SDS-PAGE and Western Blot analysis.


  • Bachelor's degree

  • Basic computer knowledge required

  • Good communication skills required

  • Previous experience in a biochemistry or chemistry lab preferred

  • Physical demands: requires sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, waist twisting, kneeling, climbing stairs/ladders, reaching up to shoulder height, lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs., fine finger manipulation, gross manipulation, simple grasp/power, repetitive hand/arm use; exposure to loud noise, fumes or gases, latex; ability to differentiate color, verbal communication, use of protective equipment

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 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and found opportunities for more than 9,000

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.

AboutKelly Services ®

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Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.