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Kelly Services Summer Research Assistant in Sunnyvale, California

Title: Summer Research Assistant

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Pay rate: $28/hr

Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm (in lab 2-3 times per week plus work from home)

Description: Join the Innovation team at this fast-growing IVD company in Sunnyvale. This is a 3 month opportunity perfect for gaining experience while on Summer break or recent graduation. You will use molecular biology and microbiology techniques to develop new ideas and push the boundaries of medical device research.


  • Literature review

  • Target selection

  • Oligo design and screening

  • PCR assay optimization

  • Preparation of DNA and RNA from various sources

  • Maintain notebooks and records commensurate with the design control requirements of the IVD industry

  • Maintenance of equipment


  • Bachelor’s degree or graduating senior in a Biological/Bioengineering field

  • 0-2 years laboratory-related experience

  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills

  • Experience with molecular techniques including PCR, nucleic acid purifications, etc.

  • Knowledge of biological and chemical safety


  • Experience in setting up and performing multiplex real-time PCR assays

  • Knowledge of principles of quality control and quality assurance

  • Experience in a GLP environment

  • Data analysis/Bioinformatics skills/Statistics experience

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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 (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.

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